Open Rank Academic Faculty in Biology

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7192038 (Ref.No. ej-4770020)
Posted: November 7, 2023

Job Description

Open Rank Academic Faculty in Biology

Job ID: 265372
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Job ID: 265372

Position #: 20010434

The Department of Biological Sciences of Augusta University invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin in August 2024, with rank and compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must possess a research doctorate and postdoctoral experience in Ecology or a similar field. The ideal candidate will conduct research in Chemical Ecology, Disease Ecology, Vector Ecology, or a related field that impacts human health. Augusta University is Georgia's only public research university that includes a medical center. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research are available within the departments of the College of Science and Mathematics as well as the Medical College of Georgia, the Dental College of Georgia, and the School of Public Health.

The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching and will be expected to establish an externally funded research program involving modern techniques that may range from the field to the laboratory and which is suitable for training both graduate and undergraduate students. The successful applicant will teach upper-division courses that align with their areas of expertise as well as introductory courses. In addition, he or she will teach in the MS in Biomolecular Science program and mentor research students in thesis research.


Teaching - 45%
Teaching courses as assigned

Research- 45%
Establish an extramurally funded research program in a field of Biological Science which supports the mission of the department.

Service - 10%
Service on committees and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. or similar terminal degree in an appropriate field of biological science

Assistant Professor- Early level career as a faculty member

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. Per Board of Regents (BOR) policy, Professors must have a terminal degree

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.

Preferred Qualifications

A demonstrated record of successful research.


This position is academic year based and typically works August through May, depending on dates outlined in offer letter and yearly contract.

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

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

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, 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

The Department, located within the College of Science and Mathematics, is composed of 24 full-time faculty members with expertise across a broad spectrum of biological disciplines. We have a strong commitment to providing research opportunities to our students in addition to excellent classroom and laboratory instruction. The graduate program in Biomolecular Science involves faculty from chemistry and physics as well as the biological sciences.

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.


Our Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Our Summerville Campus:

2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

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.

If you wish to apply for the job, attach a single pdf containing a letter of interest no longer than two pages, CV, graduate transcripts, statement of philosophy on teaching students at Augusta University, highlighting high-impact teaching practices, and a five-year research plan.

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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