Department of Population Health Sciences
Division of Biostatistics and Data Science
Faculty Positions in Biostatistics or Data Science
The Department of Population Health Sciences in the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University (AU) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in Biostatistics or Data Science at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to start in January or August 2023. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Data Science or a closely related field, with background and demonstrated interest in biostatistics and data science. Interest and ability in methodological research in Biostatistics & Data Science and active collaboration with other investigators in biomedical, population health, and translational research within and outside of AU, as well interest and ability in teaching a variety of graduate level statistics and data science courses will be important factors in the selection of candidates. The positions will remain open until filled.
The Department: The Department of Population Health Sciences in MCG is the home of the Division of Biostatistics and Data Science, Division of Epidemiology, and the Division of Health Economics and Policy. It offers pre- and postdoctoral training programs in Biostatistics and Master’s degree program in Data Science, in Clinical Translational Science and Epidemiology. The new faculty member will join a highly interdisciplinary faculty and will play an integral role in the ongoing expansion of research and education at AU. The academic departments, and centers and institutes such as the Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine, Cyber Institute, Georgia Cancer Center, Institute of Public and Preventive Health and Sickle Cell Center provide rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research.
The University: Augusta University (AU) provides a world-class academic and social community that is inclusive and diverse and positions students for opportunity and success. Our vision is to be a top-tier university that is a destination of choice for education, health care, discovery, creativity, and innovation. Our values of collegiality, compassion, excellence, inclusivity, integrity, and leadership provide an experience like no other. We are committed to hiring and retaining diverse, culturally competent faculty who reflect the diversity of our students. Augusta University includes ten colleges and schools with nearly 10,000 students, over 1,000 full-time faculty, and nearly 5,000 staff. It houses the nation's eighth-largest medical school, the state's sole dental college, and an integrated health system. The mission of the university is to offer high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, student development, and continuing education; to conduct research and creative activities; to provide services that enhance the intellectual, cultural, environmental, and economic development of the metropolitan region; address national and international issues in key areas; and establish Augusta University as a major presence, and contribute to the global and local community. More information is available at www.augusta.edu .
The Community: Nestled along the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta is the second largest city in Georgia. It is renowned internationally for its annual Masters Golf Tournament. Known as the “Garden City”, Augusta features picturesque and friendly neighborhoods, low cost of living, and plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. It is a growing and thriving city which was recently ranked 22nd of the 367 U.S. metropolitan areas that Kiplinger's Personal Finance considered for its list of Best Cities for the Next Decade. Augusta has many artistic organizations including the Augusta Opera Association, the Augusta Ballet, the Fort Gordon Dinner Theater, the Augusta Players, the Augusta Symphony, the Morris Museum of Art, and the Augusta Museum of History to name a few. Major metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, GA, Columbia, SC, and Charlotte, NC are within a short driving distance, as are many scenic destinations, including the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic coast, and historic locations, including Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC.
Interested applicants must apply online through the Augusta University Faculty Careers website at https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/university/ with the Job Opening ID of 247334 or 248101. Please upload a cover letter, CV, statements of current and planned research, a list of graduate courses taught, a statement of teaching, and names/contact information of at least four professional references, one of which should address teaching. To expedite the review process, they should also e-mail the same information to: Jie Chen, Ph.D., Interim Chair
Department of Population Health Sciences
Medical College of Georgia
Phone: (706) 721-0801
Conditions of Employment: All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check. The final candidate 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. 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.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.