Open Rank Faculty- Georgia Cancer Center

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7189793 (Ref:ej-4748237)

Posted: October 31, 2023

Job Description

Open Rank Faculty- Georgia Cancer Center

Job ID: 257342
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Job Summary

Job ID: 257342

Position #: 40054399

The Georgia Cancer Center (GCC) at Augusta University (AU) seeks a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor for a tenure track or tenured upon appointment position. The successful candidate will have expertise in basic or translational cancer research that will complement the existing strength in areas of tumor biology, genetics, and immunology. The applicants will join a growing community of researchers and a highly collaborative environment. The campus of Augusta University (AU), which includes the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) and the Georgia Cancer Center (GCC), provides a research environment that facilitates the pursuit and conduct of basic, clinical, and translational cancer research. GCC and Augusta University offer outstanding research core facilities:

Individuals with a track record of leading a productive laboratory with a collaborative spirit, innovative thinking, and strong communication skills are encouraged to apply. The candidate will be expected to be actively engaged in scholarship, education, and service to the University.


Research 80%

Continue and grow a competitive and innovative basic and translational research program in your area of expertise.

Collaborate with other researchers in the Georgia Cancer Center, the Augusta University campus and in other institutions.

Develop nationally and internationally recognized scholarly activities including regular publication original scientific reports in high impact, peer reviewed journals, and presentations at national and international scientific conferences of high relevance in the field.

Regularly apply for and obtain peer-reviewed grants from NCI, DOD and/or other equivalent sources. It is expected that you will maintain such funding from various grants at all times. Funding should be maintained in cancer-related research and from sources acceptable for the CCSG application at all times. Additional support from other sources is alas welcome.

After the first three years, you are expected to cover at least 35% of the research portion of your salary up to the NIH cap with your grants or other sources (e.g. pharmaceutical contractual agreements, other grants, etc.).

Teaching 10%

Participate actively in the teaching activities including mentoring and advising of PhD students, post-docs and medical students. Participate actively in the Cancer Center and Department educational conferences and activities including research meetings in the Cancer Center and the Department of Medicine, as appropriate.

Service 10%

Serve on Cancer Center and Augusta University Committees, as needed. Review of these expectations will be conducted on an annual basis.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or MD or equivalent and have proven success and are expected to maintain a vigorous externally funded research program.

Assistant Professor- Early level career as a faculty member with appropriate post graduate training

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.

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 track record of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is highly desired. A history of leading highly collaborative projects with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills is highly desired.


    This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

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

    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, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, 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 Georgia Cancer Center (GCC) is part of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, located in Augusta, a picturesque riverside city situated along the Georgia/South Carolina border. The GCC is a part of the Medical College of Georgia (MCG), which was founded in 1828. We are on a mission to ensure every cancer patient has access to the newest and most innovative clinical trials in the nation. Our world-class physicians work closely with scientists to ensure every cancer patient receives personalized treatment through the interaction of a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and allied health professionals. GCC is the national leader in outreach and engagement of underserved populations.

    The Cancer Center supports a vibrant research environment by providing investigators with easy access to cutting-edge technologies as shared resources. The Cancer Center provides a collaborative environment that supports basic science that is making breakthroughs in cancer research, leading to the identification of new therapies. The selected candidate will have laboratory space in the state-of-the-art Georgia Cancer Center M. Bert Storey Research Building which is designed to provide research space to promote multidisciplinary collaborations and translational research.

    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

    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.

    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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    Job posting number:#7189793 (Ref:ej-4748237)
    Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
    Employer Location:Augusta University
    United States
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