Faculty, Biomedical Sciences: Genetics

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Savannah, GA
Categories: Medical Faculty/Physicians

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Faculty, Biomedical Sciences: Genetics


Biomedical Sciences


School of Medicine

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Savannah, GA

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Mercer University School of Medicine seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor with expertise in genetics.  We are particularly interested and encourage applications from investigators with interests in applying epigenetic approaches to cancer and/or populations who are disproportionately at risk for health disparities although all areas of genetics will be considered. The candidate is expected to develop an independent, externally funded research program and to interact collaboratively with basic scientists and clinical faculty located on the Macon, Savannah, Columbus, and Atlanta campuses. The candidate should also participate in training initiatives involving undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. Successful applicants will participate in MUSM's interdisciplinary patient-based learning curriculum for medical students.  Applications for consideration at the Associate Professor level must have a demonstrated track record of scholarly research including extramural, peer-reviewed funding and excellence in teaching.  The Mercer University School of Medicine has facilities for electron and confocal microscopy, well equipped molecular and cell culture labs, fluorescence-activated cell sorting facility, and animal husbandry available to all investigators.

The mission of Mercer University School of Medicine is to educate Georgia students who will become well-trained, compassionate healthcare professionals in Georgia and practice in rural or medically underserved areas of this state. Our goal is to provide rural and underserved Georgians access to care delivered with skill, compassion and the highest level of integrity. In addition to the M.D. program, Mercer University School of Medicine offers graduate degree programs in Pre-clinical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Marriage and Family Therapy. The full 4-year M.D. program is offered in the Macon and Savannah campuses and years 3 and 4 of the M.D. program are additionally offered in the Columbus Campus. Students have the opportunity to learn in institutions such as Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah; Columbus Regional Health and St. Francis Hospital, Columbus; Medical Center at Navicent Health and Coliseum Medical Center in Macon. 


Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (PhD., MD, or equivalent) from an accredited University/College and have at least three years of post-doctoral experience with a record of scholarly activity as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications.

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Statement of Research Interests, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates must complete the brief online application and attach the following documents: 1) cover letter, 2) brief (2 pages max) statement of research achievements and research plans, 3) statement of teaching interests and previous experience, 4) current curriculum vitae listing publications and extramural funding history, and 5) names and contact information for three references.

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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