Assistant Professor--Vector Ecology and Global Change

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Posting NumberF0596PWorking TitleAssistant Professor--Vector Ecology and Global ChangeDepartmentVet Med Infectious DiseasesAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.

The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community (http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community/)

College/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleUnderutilizationAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date08/01/2020Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)Job Posting Date01/30/2020Job Closing DateOpen until filledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

To apply, candidates should: Combine into a single PDF file a (I) cover letter indicating career goals, (II) curriculum vitae, (III) statement of research accomplishments and future goals (2 page max.), (IV) statement of teaching philosophy and experiences regarding instruction and mentoring (2 page max.). In a separate PDF file, candidates should combine three reprints of research papers. These two files should be submitted online at http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/133526. Candidates should submit names and contact information (email address and phone) for three references. Applications received by March 15, 2020 will receive full consideration. The anticipated start date for the position is August 2020.
Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Location of VacancyAthens Area EEO Statement

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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details

Classification TitleASSISTANT PROFESSORFLSAFaculty RankAssistant ProfessorContract TypeAcademic (9 mo.)Tenure StatusTenure TrackMinimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary

The Department of Infectious Diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia invite applications for a joint appointment, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of vector ecology and global change. This faculty position is intended to strengthen ties between units that offer much support for collaboration in areas of undergraduate education, graduate training and research.
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a rigorous, externally funded research program, and will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring.

Areas of research might include, but are not limited to: pathogen and vector responses to climate change or land use, emerging vector-borne diseases, evolutionary strategies for limiting the spread of insecticide and drug resistance in pathogens and vectors, determinants of host shifts within and between ecosystems, behavioral influences of infectious disease dynamics, terrestrial-aquatic linkages, and modeling infectious disease dynamics across scales of organization.

Additional Requirements

A PhD or equivalent in biology, epidemiology, or related field is required, and at least one year of
postdoctoral experience or a DVM degree is required.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

At least three years of other documented experience relevant to the position description with a focus on vector ecology and/or global change.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Candidates should have a strong question-driven research program to address the most challenging problems in one or more of the following areas: pathogen and vector responses to climate change or land use, emerging vector-borne diseases, evolutionary strategies for limiting the spread of insecticide and drug resistance in pathogens and vectors, determinants of host shifts within and between ecosystems, behavioral influences of infectious disease dynamics, terrestrial-aquatic linkages, and modeling infectious disease dynamics across scales of organization.

Physical DemandsIs this a Position of Trust?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a responsibility of this position?NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

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      Posted: 2/1/2020
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