Assistant or Associate Professor (open rank)

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Posting NumberF0717PWorking TitleAssistant or Associate Professor (open rank)DepartmentVPR-Ctr for Molecular MedicineAbout 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.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleUnderutilizationAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date08/01/2021Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)Job Posting Date09/10/2020Job Closing DateOpen until filledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Applications should include a cover letter, research statement and CV. Three confidential letters from referees should be submitted
separately. Completed applications received by Friday October 30, 2020 are assured full consideration.

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

Position Details

Classification TitleOpen RankFLSAFaculty RankOpen Rank (Tenure Track)Contract TypeAcademic (9 mo.)Tenure StatusTenure TrackMinimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary

The University of Georgia announces a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor with teaching and research responsibilities in the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM) ( The CMM is dedicated to better understanding the molecular and cellular basis of human disease and where possible, to use basic discovery to advance therapeutic development. To advance this mission, we are seeking applications from outstanding investigators with broad interests including the use of human cell-based disease models.

An attractive start-up package with highly competitive conditions of employment will be offered. Laboratory space will be located in the new Center for Molecular Medicine Building on Riverbend Road, adjacent to the Center for Complex Carbohydrate Research. The Center benefits from strong interactions with UGA researchers at the Center for Drug Discovery, Developmental Biology Alliance, CCRC as well as academic departments on campus.

Additional Requirements

All applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline.

Applicants at the Assistant level must have at least two years relevant postdoctoral research experience as well as a publication record and a research plan commensurate with the rank.

Applicants at the Associate level should provide documentation of an established, well-funded and impactful research program.

For additional details on rank requirements, see

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or CertificationPreferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Candidates with interests in the following areas are encouraged to apply:
•regenerative medicine and tissue repair
•stem cells and organoid models for
human disease and development
• molecular and cellular basis of cancer,
including cancer stem cells
• metabolic disease and metabolic
regulation in human disease

Physical DemandsIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?YesDoes 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?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit 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.



Establish a robust, externally funded research program. Mentor graduate students, undergraduate students and postdoctoral research associates. Fulfill teaching obligations. Participate in the furthering the mission of the University.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
    Optional Documents
    1. Portfolio




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    Posted: 9/15/2020
    Application Due: 12/14/2020
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