Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Clinical and Digital Health Sciences

Position ID: 30350
Augusta University
College of Allied Health Sciences
Clinical and Digital Health Sciences
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Assistant Professor, Professor
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Job Information
Job ID: 10524
Position: 00000265
Georgia Regents University, formerly known as The Medical College of Georgia, invites applications for the position of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the Department of Clinical and Digital Health Sciences.  The position requires an academic leader with excellent interpersonal skills to direct the efforts of an outstanding, collegial faculty within a research-intensive academic health center. We seek to recruit a candidate with an established nationally and internationally recognized research program focusing on current and emerging high priority domestic and international public health and healthcare issues. The candidate should be able to support a highly successful research program by leading significant extramural funding and mentor junior faculty and graduate students to advance collaborative research within the Department, University, and beyond. A strong connection to industry partners is welcomed. This is a 12-month, tenure or tenure-track appointment. Productive publishing in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals is expected in conjunction with communicating research results to policymakers and community interest groups. The candidate will have the opportunity to engage in teaching at graduate and/or undergraduate level in the Department.

Department Marketing Statement

The Department

The Department of Clinical and Digital Health Sciences has 15 faculty, about 150 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. The department offers the nation’s oldest online undergraduate programs in Health Information Administration (HIA), a post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Administration, a Master of Public Health, a bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy, a Dietetic Internship and a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. Additional information about the department and college can be found at:

The University

The Georgia Regents University includes nine colleges and schools with nearly 9,000 students, over 1,000 full-time faculty, and nearly 7,000 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 GRU as a major presence, and contribute to the global and local community. More information is available at

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.

Minimum Requirements


Minimum qualifications include:

  • Earned doctoral degree in Public Health, Health Informatics or related disciplines from an accredited university.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring.
  • An outstanding track record in funded research and innovation.
  • Documented record of peer-reviewed publications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
Application Procedure/How To Apply

Application Instructions

Interested candidates must complete the online application and upload a single PDF file containing the following:

  1. cover letter including a statement of research agenda
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. list 3 professional references

For inquiries please contact the search committee co-chairs:

Vahé Heboyan, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Department of Clinical and Digital Health Sciences

Georgia Regents University

987 St. Sebastian Way, EC 4314

Augusta, GA 30912

Phone: 706-721-6962

Amanda C. Barefield, EdD, RHIA, LNHA

Associate Professor

Department of Clinical and Digital Health Sciences

Georgia Regents University

987 St. Sebastian Way, EC 4314

Augusta, GA 30912

Phone 706-721-4646

Review of applications will start on January 15, 2016 and continue until position is filled. 

To be considered an applicant for this faculty position, please be sure to also apply online via our online application by uploading your CV.

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

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

Georgia Regents University of Augusta 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

Georgia Regents University of Augusta is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, GRU 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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Public Health, General
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
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