Associate Professor/Professor- MCG Educational Innovation Institute

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7249897 (Ref.No. ej-5256518)
Posted: May 14, 2024

Job Description

Associate Professor/Professor- MCG Educational Innovation Institute

Job ID: 256741
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Job ID:256741

Position #: 40053550

The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University is recruiting for a faculty member at the Associate Professor or full Professor rank to serve as the Director of the Educational Innovation Institute (EII) under the direction of MCG's Academic Affairs. The mission of MCG EII is to champion excellence and innovation in health sciences and medical education. The EII enhances student learning, student research, and faculty teaching by focusing on collaborative educational research and educator career development, spanning undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education. The selected faculty member reports to the MCG Vice Dean for Medical Education.

  • Develop and implement an EII strategic plan that aligns with the mission and priorities of MCG, and its stakeholders. 10%
  • Inspire and facilitate the reframing of educational problems and challenges to meet the needs of today's medical students and educators. 10%
  • Collaborate with the Academic Affairs Office, curriculum committees, and departments to support medical student research. 20%
  • Provider leadership and guidance to leadership & senior staff regarding the most recent and promising evidenced-based educational practices that could be adapted to increase educational impact. 10%
  • Supervise and mentor EII research faculty and other educational researchers to build research and scholarship capacity that will accelerate research innovation and dissemination. 10%
  • Support the professional development of medical school educator faculty through the faculty development Educational Research Track (ERT) Fellowships. 10%
  • Enable the EII research faculty and staff team to work towards collaborative publication and presentation of curricular & programmatic innovations that enhance institutional reputation in this field. 10%
  • Develop collaborative relationships with other MCG campuses statewide to facilitate educational research, scholarship, and innovation. 10%
  • Supervision and performance evaluation of EII staff and faculty. 10%
  • Other duties as assigned by the MCG Vice Dean.

Required Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in health professions education, psychology or a related field, and/or MD degree
  • Track record of advanced training and career experience in educational research
  • Ten years of experience in medical/health professions and on education research
  • Visionary leadership ability and strong team management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic/tactical leadership toward achieving measurable outcomes
  • Experience in research faculty mentoring and career development
  • Expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative research design and methods
  • Expertise in educational research project management (e.g. as PI, leading cooperative networks, etc.)
  • Knowledge of one or more statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS or SAS)
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills

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.


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.

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 Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America's children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

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.


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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