Assistant Professor - Limited Term, Dental College of Georgia

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7177650 (Ref:ej-4577101)

Posted: September 8, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Assistant Professor - Limited Term, Dental College of Georgia

Job ID: 263086
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Qualified Internal Candidate
This position is being posted for qualified internal candidates (QIC). This indicates that the department is considering a qualified internal applicant from within their department only that is a regular, benefits eligible employee and has been in their current position for six months or longer. The department may make a hiring decision three (3) working days after the position is posted.

Job Summary

Job ID: 263086

Position #: 40062839

To develop and continue a robust research program aimed at generating new insights into the molecular genetics, cognitive sciences and neuroimmunology in the field of Dental Medicine and oral diseases. This particular hire is expected to develop a research program geared toward application of molecular biology, cognitive neuroscience and genetics in the context of aging and inflammaging, especially in term of neurodegeneration and behavior disruption initiated through oral cavity and chronic oral diseases. This is a limited-term, non-tenure track grant paid Assistant Professor faculty position at 1.0 FTE which is for one year and may possibly be renewed an additional year given grant funding.


Scholarship - 99%
Conduct independent research as well as research in collaboration with other faculty within the Dental College of Georgia as well as develop an extramurally-funded research program.

Services - 1%
Engage in service activities as needed by the department, college, institution.

Required Qualifications

PhD in biological sciences or neuroscience.
Display a productive record of established scholarship of national and international significance in cognitive neuroscience.
Candidates will demonstrate a record of, or potential for: 1: publications in impactful journals; 2) success in obtaining individual and collaborative extramural funding.

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

PI/CO-I on NIH grant in field of age-related diseases.

PhD in neurobiology.

Genetics, physiology, behavior, study of learning memory, emotion, synaptic plasticity, and neuroinjury. Preference will be given to those who have experience in vivo physiology, genetic manipulation of animal models and in vitro physiology.


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.

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 Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, we provide dental education to the next generation of professionals by offering hands-on education through innovative research, patient care, and service. Join other dental providers to improve the oral health of Georgia and beyond. The DCG was founded to provide the people of Georgia with quality dental care by educating students in dentistry. As a patient, you have the option to receive treatment in one of our three different practice models consisting of student clinics, resident care, or in the faculty practice. All dental treatments can be completed by the specialists in our facility. We also serve patients in more than 20 clinics across Georgia.

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:#7177650 (Ref:ej-4577101)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Augusta University
United States
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