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Chair of Clinical Sciences - Associate or Full Professor MCG-UGA Medical Partnership

Chair of Clinical Sciences - Associate or Full Professor MCG-UGA Medical Partnership

Job ID: 253831
Location: AU/UGA Med Partnership Campus
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Job ID: 253831

Position: 2008930

The Augusta University/University of Georgia (AU/UGA) Medical Partnership is looking for a full-time dynamic, innovative academic scholar with evidence of teaching success and academic administrative experience for the position of Chair of Clinical Sciences. The ideal candidate will have strong interdisciplinary experience, knowledge of medical school curriculum including understanding of LCME accreditation requirements, demonstrated excellence in teaching and research/scholarship, and experience establishing collaborations with clinicians and basic scientists. The Chair of Clinical Sciences requires a proven track record of mentoring junior faculty with success in supporting faculty in the promotion and tenure process. The candidate should possess outstanding leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills with the ability to think strategically and build consensus.

Duties and responsibilities of the Chair of Clinical Sciences position will include mentoring junior faculty and promoting excellence in teaching and scholarship amongst the Clinical Sciences faculty at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership. The Chair of Clinical Sciences will work collaboratively with the Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum, Chair of Basic Sciences, and other leadership at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership to uphold the vision and missions of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership, Augusta University, and the University of Georgia.

In addition to the Chair of Clinical Sciences responsibilities, the candidate is expected to teach in our Undergraduate Medical Education curriculum as part of the four-year medical school program in the areas of clinical skills, community and population health, and in large group learning and small group facilitation. There may also be opportunities to participate in clinical care in an outpatient setting. The Chair of Clinical Sciences reports directly to the Campus Dean of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership.

The position is a non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor commensurate with experience.

  1. Promote a diverse and inclusive culture of academic excellence and a positive workplace environment. Assist with recruiting faculty and staff at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership that support these same ideals.
  2. Support strategic initiatives of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership and special projects as assigned by the Campus Dean.
  3. Serve as primary supervisor for Clinical Sciences faculty with responsibilities of conducting annual performance evaluations and assisting faculty in setting yearly goals for teaching, scholarship, and service with inputs from the Office of Curriculum as appropriate. This position is expected to work collaboratively with the Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum to ensure all curriculum needs are achieved. The Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum will hold a supervisory capacity in defining and implementing curriculum leadership and teaching roles.
  4. Mentor and support junior Clinical Sciences faculty at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership in support of promotion and tenure.
  5. Participate in medical student teaching in the various components of the curriculum, e.g., clinical skills, community and population health, and large and small group learning.
  6. Remain active in educational scholarly pursuits and promote scholarly activity by faculty and students.
  7. Develop and oversee the annual Office of Clinical Sciences budget in collaboration with the Office of Finance & Operations at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership.

Required Qualifications

Education and Experience
  • Doctor of Medicine degree from an accredited school of medicine.
  • Board certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties (when appropriate).
  • Ability to obtain an unrestricted medical license in the state of Georgia and to obtain appropriate hospital credentials and privileges (when appropriate).
  • Ability to obtain an unrestricted Drug Enforcement Administration license (when appropriate).
  • Credentials as a scholar, educator, and leader.
  • Leadership experience in academic medicine with evidence of medical education teaching.
  • Hold a current academic appointment of at least Associate Professor for a minimum of five (5) years.
  • Knowledge of LCME accreditation.

Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to work collaboratively with various levels of stakeholders (administrators, faculty, researchers, staff, and students).
  • Enthusiasm for advancing professional goals of faculty with demonstrated ability to influence and mentor with high emotional intelligence and strong communication skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent planning and organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to deal with conflict and ambiguity.
  • Proficient time management skills to manage competing priorities.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Support and promote an open, inclusive culture of excellence.

Associate Professor - Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at rank of Assistant Professor or comparable training, background, and experience

Professor - Senior level career faculty member with at least five years at the rank of Associate Professor or comparable training, background, and experience.

Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:
  • Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation;
  • Evidence of ability as a teacher;
  • Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;
  • Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,
  • Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.

Please reference the Augusta University Promotion & Tenure guidelines as well as the MCG Promotion & Tenure guidelines for guidance on requirements for promotion and/or tenure at:;


This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

Associate Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines:

College/Department Information

Augusta University and University of Georgia have partnered to create a four-year medical education program in Athens, GA, to help alleviate a statewide shortage of physicians that threatens the health of Georgians. The AU/UGA Medical Partnership combines the significant instructional and research resources of University of Georgia, the flagship land grant research university, with the expertise of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Georgia's only public medical school. The Undergraduate Medical Education program, which graduated its first undergraduate class in 2014, focuses on active learning principles and small group learning sessions. The Graduate Medical Education Program launched its inaugural class of a three-year categorical Internal Medicine Residency Program in July of 2015, partnering with St. Mary's Healthcare System as the major participating site.

Athens is one of the nation's quintessential college towns and has maintained a top ten ranking in the Forbes list of best places to live in the US for the last three years. In 2018, Athens was rated #6 in best small places for business and careers, #19 in education, and #31 in job growth. This city of 129,000 people is home to the University of Georgia, one of the nation's top three producers of Rhodes Scholars over the past two decades. Athens is also known as the birthplace of R.E.M., the B-52's, and Drive-by Truckers. Culturally, Athens possesses a lively restored Victorian-era downtown bustling with shops, dining, and nightlife. It is located in Northeast Georgia 61 miles from Atlanta and is less than 4 hours away from both mountains and beaches. To learn more about Athens, see

The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America's children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


This position is with the Augusta University/University of Georgia (AU/UGA) Medical Partnership, located at the University of Georgia Health Sciences Campus in Athens, GA.

AU/UGA Medical Partnership:
University of Georgia
Health Sciences Campus
Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30602

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.
A list of references may be requested at a later date.

Application Deadline: Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Start Date: July 1, 2023, or negotiable.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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