Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the Institute of Public & Preventative Health

Position ID: 24840
Augusta University
Institute of Public & Preventative Health
Institute of Public & Preventative Health
Position Description
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Assistant Professor, Professor
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Georgia Regents University
Institute of Public and Preventive Health
Assistant Professor /Associate or Full Professor level 
Position # 12375
USG Applicant Clearinghouse Position ID: 24840

The Georgia Regents University invites applications for the position of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the new Institute of Public and Preventive Health from candidates with an interest in the social and behavioral determinants of health.  The successful candidate is expected to establish an active, independent program of extramurally funded research to complement the research strengths and goals of the University's Institute of  Public and Preventive Health within a research-intensive academic health center.

This is a 12-month, tenure-track appointment.  Academic rank, salary, and departmental appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to community-based participatory research; social determinants of health; behaviors that influence health and illness; patient- and family-centered care; health promotion through physical activity, nutrition and obesity in adults and/or children; primary and secondary prevention.

The University
Georgia Regents University (GRU) is a major academic health center and health sciences research university committed to improving health and reducing the burden of illness in society by discovering, disseminating, and applying knowledge of human health and disease. The GRU has more than 8,500 students on two campuses.  The Health Sciences campus has five Colleges:  Allied Health Sciences, Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Medical College and Nursing. The Summerville Campus consists of the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Hull College of Business; College of Education; and College of Science and Mathematics. In an effort to synergize inter-disciplinary clinical and translational research across all colleges, GRU is committed to using innovative research tools and information technologies to promote research collaborations across the wide spectrum of basic and clinical science disciplines represented by our departments, centers, and institutes.

The Institute of Public and Preventive Health
The mission of the IPPH is to improve health, reduce health disparities, and prevent injury and illness in Georgia through research, service, leadership, and training. These will include the areas of health management and administration, epidemiology, behavioral health and health education, environmental and occupational health and biostatistics. The knowledge gained will lead to new approaches and informed decisions in the planning of public and preventive health strategies across our local community, Georgia and the nation.  The institute will develop multiple community health networks and conduct rigorous interdisciplinary and community-based research.  Furthermore, the institute will enhance the educational experience of GRU students by imbedding public and preventive health concepts in their curricula and providing the  opportunity of acquiring dual degrees (e.g. MD/MPH & DMD/MPH).

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 and Columbia, SC 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.

Minimum Requirements
Earned doctoral degree, and eligibility for appointment at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.

Demonstrated excellence in research as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed, Pub Med-indexed journals

A history of (and preferanly current) extramural funding, including federal grants
Evidence of a collaborative approach to research.

Application Procedure:

How To Apply
Qualified applicants must apply online at

Please be sure to upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The search committee chairman is:
Selina A. Smith, PhD, MDiv

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Regents University of Augusta is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution.  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.

Internal Recruitment is highly encouraged for all positions within the institution.

Woman and other minorities are encouraged to apply.

Other Information
Georgia Regents University is a tobacco free environment.  The use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, indoors or out, is strictly prohibited.  This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment, and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees.  Georgia Regents Medical Center is a patient- and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success. 

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Behavioral Aspects of Health
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, other
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Selina Smith, PhD, MDiv
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University System of Georgia
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The University of Georgia
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Phone: (706) 542-7817
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