Distinguished Professorship in Medical Mycology
Open Until Filled: Yes
Job Summary: The Department of Microbiology at the University of Georgia invites applicants for a Distinguished Professorship in Medical Mycology pending approval from the Board of Regents. The successful candidate must have demonstrated an outstanding record in externally funded research and scholarly publications consistent with appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or newly promoted Professor (see http://provost.uga.edu/documents/Microbiology_2015.pdf for detailed criteria). The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research program and contribute to the department's teaching mission. Expected start date is August 1, 2017. Founded in 1953 in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia, the Department of Microbiology has enjoyed sustained growth and has developed an international reputation in prokaryotic biology. We have approximately 40 faculty affiliates who lead vigorous and innovative research programs in a wide variety of areas of microbiology. Our research mission is to expand our knowledge of the physiology, genetics, and ecology of microorganisms. We maintain internationally recognized research programs in microbial physiology and genetics, cell biology, bacterial pathogenesis, microbial ecology and evolution, protein biochemistry, biotechnology and bioinformatics. Our teaching mission is to prepare our students for their chosen professions by fostering independent learning, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity. Rigorous coursework and original research are incorporated into the graduate and undergraduate curricula, and help prepare our students for careers in health-related professions, academia, biotechnology, industry, government, and other job sectors. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (exploregeorgia.org). UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 90 miles northeast of Atlanta (www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu). The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of it's faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Microbiology or a related discipline. The successful candidate must have demonstrated an outstanding record in externally funded research and scholarly publications consistent with appointment at the level of associate or full professor.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given at the rank of Associate Professor or newly promoted Professor.
Faculty Rank: Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Tenure Status: Tenured
Employee Percentage: 100
Location od Vacancy: Athens Area