Academic Professional AC

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Academic Professional AC


Franklin College Plant Biology Department

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.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive.

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Benefits Eligible

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio including a concise statement of accomplishments in teaching and evidence of excellence in teaching, diversity statement, and a brief description of any relevant administrative experience. Application materials must be submitted online ( Candidates should also arrange for the submission of a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation to: [email protected] Correspondence should be addressed to the search committee chair, Prof. Peggy Brickman ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin February 6, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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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Academic Professional AC

Faculty Rank:

Open Rank

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree in a disciplinary area appropriate for the position (as defined in the job posting)

Position Summary:

The University of Georgia Department of Plant Biology ( invites applications for a Plant Biology Undergraduate Teaching Specialist. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a clear and creative vision for the management of an introductory plant biology laboratory instructional program. The appointment will be at the rank of Academic Professional Associate or Academic Professional, which are full-time, non-tenure track faculty positions.

Additional Requirements:

For requirements for each rank, see the UGA Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Academic Professionals (

A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in biology, science education, or a related field is required at the time of appointment.

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

One year of previous experience in biology education or an equivalent postdoctoral position is highly desirable, as is administrative experience in an instructional setting.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Applicants are sought who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in instruction.

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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: 1/8/2021
Application Due: 3/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time