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Augusta University
  • Position Number: 3810066
  • Location: Augusta, GA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Psychology

Assistant Professor

Augusta University

Job Summary
Job ID: 251638
Position #: 40049290

The Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, in the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, is seeking to recruit a licensed Psychologist at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Section of Psychology at 1.0 FTE in support of the Ryan White funded HIV Behavioral Health Program. This individual will serve as the Director of the HIV Behavioral Health Program and the APA accredited doctoral psychology internship HIV/LGBTQ Health Disparities track within our nationally accredited internship program. The HIV Behavioral Health Director will provide and consultation, assessment, psychotherapy, and outreach services as well as program development for the behavioral health components of the Ryan White program. The HIV Behavioral Health team consists of the Director, an HIV mental health/substance abuse treatment navigator, the HIV/LGBTQ Health Disparities doctoral intern, rotating psychology interns, and a psychiatrist. The Director will function as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team of physicians, APPs, nurses, and social workers/treatment navigators who work to mitigate the deleterious impact of HIV on our community.

The position is approximately 80% clinical services at the HIV clinic with remaining 20% devoted to teaching, service, scholarship, and other clinical endeavors through the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior.

Required Qualifications
Must have a doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited university, an internship from an APA-approved program, completed a postdoctoral fellowship, be license eligible to practice independently in the state of GA and have clinical experience in evidenced-based approaches to working with people living with HIV and/or other chronic illnesses and marginalized populations in interdisciplinary settings.

Preferred Qualifications
A history of successful academic and scholarly activity related to HIV and LGBTQ populations, health disparities, and/or interdisciplinary care. Experience with teaching.

Academic rank, tenure status, and salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optimal Requirement Retirement), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

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. Consider applying with us today!

College/Department Information
The Ryan White clinic serves over 1000 patients annually. This position emphasizes integrated practice and the intersection of health disparities, health beliefs, and culturally aware care. In addition to our nationally recognized, APA-accredited Psychology Internship Training Program, there are additional training opportunities available, including the ability to engage with postdoctoral fellows, medical students, and the psychiatry residency program. There is also opportunity to serve as an attending in the Equality Clinic of Augusta, a primary care, volunteer, student-run clinic for members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as participate in our active LGBTQ interdisciplinary research team.

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.

Augusta University -
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.

The primary work location for this position is within the Augusta University Medical Center or other Augusta University Health System Clinic Space and is subject to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination or an approved exemption. Your application to this position confirms you are aware of this requirement and agree to provide proof of either COVID vaccination or our organization's approval of a medical or religious exemption.
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
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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