ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Modeling

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Modeling


Public Health Epidemiology and Biostatistics

About 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 ( 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.

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Benefits Eligible

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications should be uploaded as a single PDF file to “other document 1” and include the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement, 4) teaching statement, 5) list of at least three references, 6) unofficial transcripts. We encourage the submission of reference letters directly by the referees by the application deadline stated below. The application PDF file and reference letters should be submitted online at Questions may be directed to the Associate Department Head, Dr. Andreas Handel ([email protected]). All applications received by December 15th, 2020 will receive full consideration. Applications received after that day may be considered until the search has closed.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.

Position Summary:

Tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor rank, with a special focus on Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Modeling. The position is an academic year appointment (9 months) with an opportunity to supplement salary during the summer.

Additional Requirements:

Applicants must have a terminal degree (PhD, MD or other relevant degree) in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or closely related field.

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

Candidates should demonstrate the promise of moving towards excellence in research productivity and have a background commensurate with appointment to the rank of assistant professor.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Applicants with research experience in infectious disease epidemiology or biostatistical methods with history of external funding are especially encouraged to apply.

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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: 8/29/2020
Application Due: 10/28/2020
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