Open Rank Faculty- Clerkship Curriculum (Savannah)



Job description

Job ID: 258346
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Job Summary

Job ID: 258346

Position #: 40055474

The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University (AU) seeks a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor to provide academic administrative oversight responsibility for MCG medical students at the Savannah Campus, including all clinical teaching sites and teaching faculty in Savannah and Southeast Georgia. This faculty member will hold an administrative post of Campus Assistant Dean for Clerkship Curriculum (Savannah). Medical education program administration will be the primary responsibility, but this individual will also serve as regional coordinator and liaison for student affairs, student research, and voluntary faculty continuous professional development (CPO). Working with the Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum and the Associate Dean for Regional Campus Coordination, this faculty member will be expected to develop, implement, and assess all clinical teaching experiences for MCG medical students at sites in Southeast Georgia. This individual will be responsible for the assessing and continuously improving quality of the educational experiences at all MCG-affiliated community teaching sites in Southeast Georgia, based primarily on student evaluations and faculty feedback. research, and voluntary faculty continuous professional development. The selected candidate will have a personal committment to educational excellence and enthusiasm to serve as a faculty role model as demonstrated by teaching and mentoring medical students, engaging in faculty development, and serving as an educational administrator.


  • Assume primary responsibility for locally administrating a geographically separated clinical campus that complies with all Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) expectations.
  • Work with Georgia Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) to identify student housing in association with potential new clinical teaching sites in agreed-upon clerkship disciplines. Sites could be community-based practice sites in the Savannah area, but also include development of clinical teaching sites and new longitudinal integrated clerkships (LICs) throughout SE Georgia.
  • Work with MCG, the Georgia AHEC, and St. Joseph/Candler Hospital to maintain on-going medical staff CPO in education skills for the voluntary clinical faculty members, including the annual Jekyll Island MCG Faculty Development Conference.
  • Liaise with appropriate individuals at MCG and Southeast Georgia to coordinate and oversee all aspects of the students’ educational experience in region, and coordinate programming when appropriate with other regional and 4-year MCG campuses.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Regional Campus Coordination, Associate Dean for Curriculum, Senior Associate Dean for Evaluation, Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, and MCG Curriculum Oversight Committee to develop, implement, and evaluate & assess high quality clinical learning experiences.
  • Interact closely with MCG students while they are on rotations in Savannah and Southeast Georgia. This includes meeting with each student and providing (or ensuring they receive) feedback on their performance, ensuring timely accurate completion of all evaluations, ensuring students’ compliance with meeting the learning objectives & expectations of the rotations (e.g., electronic tracking of experiences, completing evaluations), and ensuring delivery of core curriculum content. This activity is closely coordinated with the site Clerkship Directors from each of the MCG clerkship departments.
  • Develop and implement student support services that are commensurate with the MCG parent campus for advising, counseling, and health care.
  • Work with Georgia AHEC and the regional Health Systems to identify residential housing for students.
  • Engage in educational scholarship related to development, implementation, and assessment of innovative educational programs.
  • Travel to MCG in Augusta as frequently as needed, generally at least bi monthly to attend scheduled meetings, including in-person or virtual participation in the monthly Curriculum Oversight Committee and Dean’s staff meetings.
  • Report annually on regional campus program progress, including operating costs and staffing support required, to assist the OAA in developing its annual operating budget.
  • Participate in the AAMC Group on Regional Medical Campuses (GRMC) activities, and in other medical education professional development meetings of the AAMC SGEA, etc..

Required Qualifications

M.D. or D.O.; Ed.D. or Ph.D. terminal degree

Academic qualifications necessary for an MCG faculty appointment

At least 5 years of experience in academic program administration at an LCME-accredited medical school; candidates with curriculum and/or program development experience preferred

Willingness and capacity to travel to site visit Southeast Georgia community teaching sites at an average 2 days/week, and to travel to MCG at least bi-monthly.

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.


    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 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.


    Savannah location:

    St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System

    Savannah, GA

    Medical College of Georgia location:

    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.

    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.

    How to apply

    To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at lty.
    Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

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