Assistant Professor in Biology

Position ID: 38514
Augusta University
College of Science & Mathematics
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
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Job Information
Job ID: 13820
Position # 00014526
The Department of Biological Sciences at Augusta University anticipates a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2018. The Department is composed of 22 full-time and 7 part-time faculty members with expertise across a broad spectrum of biological disciplines. We have a strong commitment to providing research opportunities and experience to our undergraduate students in addition to excellent classroom and laboratory instruction. As a thriving unit in this research university, faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences have both the opportunity and the expectation to help develop new undergraduate and graduate programs in the biological sciences. Within the next academic year, we expect to launch our first master’s program in Biomolecular Sciences and the faculty member hired for this position will be an integral part of this emerging program.
Augusta University is one of four public comprehensive research universities in Georgia, with nearly 9,000 students, 1,000 full-time faculty members, and 146 educational programs in its 10 colleges and schools. The University offers excellent laboratory space and outstanding core facilities for cell imaging, genomics and proteomics, small animal behavior, zebrafish, histology, electron microscopy, etc. Onsite technology incubator laboratories are also available. The students, faculty, and staff of Augusta University are committed to providing leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care, and service as a student-centered comprehensive research university and academic health center.
The city of Augusta is the state’s second largest metropolitan area and is within easy driving distance of Atlanta, Charleston, Savannah, and Charlotte, as well as the Appalachian Mountains and Atlantic beaches. The area provides affordable housing options and offers numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation including hiking, biking, kayaking, and boating, and is internationally renowned as the site of the Masters golf tournament. Augusta is also one of the leading medical centers in the southeastern United States and is becoming one of the nation’s foremost centers in cyber security.
Minimum Requirements

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree, preferably with postdoctoral experience in the area of Neural Biology, Neuroscience, or a closely related field and have a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching both graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program focusing on neuroscience, including neurodegenerative conditions such as stroke and dementia. Applicants must possess the credentials to teach courses such as freshman biology and cell biology, in addition to upper-division and graduate courses in their area of expertise.

Application Procedure/How To Apply

To be considered an applicant for this position your must apply online at (Job ID: 13820 - Position # 00014526).

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

Review of applications will begin February 19, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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 in the form of an original transcript.  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Other Information
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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 an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.
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Biology/Biological Sciences, General
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Open Until Filled
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator