Assistant Professor

Job description

Posting Number:

F0797P

Working Title:

Assistant Professor

Department:

Franklin College Microbiology 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 (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 is a research-intensive land-grant university located in Athens-Clarke County with strong research facilities in mass spectrometry, NMR, crystallography, fermentation, microscopy, bioinformatics and cell biology. Athens lies in the northern Piedmont region of Georgia an hour-plus drive from Atlanta, less than 2 hours from the Chattahoochee National Forest and southern Appalachian mountains, and within easy driving distance of the Atlantic coast. Athens is home to a thriving arts and music community and prides itself on its cultural diversity (http://www.visitathensga.com). 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.

College/Unit/Department website:

https://mib.uga.edu/

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Anticipated Start Date:

08/01/2021

Job Posting Date:

01/07/2021

Open until filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should submit these application materials electronically (https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/180088): 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research interests and goals (up to 2 pages), and 4) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy (up to 2 pages). The teaching philosophy should include discussion of the candidate’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment in their classroom and in their research group. Candidates should also submit names and contact information for 3 references, who will be asked to provide letters of recommendation. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee at this e-mail address: [email protected] Completed applications (including letters) received by February 26, 2021 are assured full consideration.

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]).

Classification Title:

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:

The Department of Microbiology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in Microbial Systems Biology, beginning August 1, 2021, at the level of Assistant Professor. There are outstanding opportunities for collaborations with faculty across our Life Sciences departments and our Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, and access to the Georgia Genomics and Bioinformatic Center, the Microscopy Core, and Advanced Computing Resources.

Additional Requirements:

A PhD (or equivalent) in Microbiology or a related field with 1 or more years of postdoctoral experience is required at the time of appointment.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Competitive applicants will have a strong research record, demonstrate a well-developed research plan, and exhibit a commitment to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are especially interested in biologists who combine wet-bench experimentation with large-scale data to address fundamental questions in microbiology. Those questions may be related to inter-species community interactions, environmental response networks, metabolic flexibility, antimicrobial targets, or pathogenic interactions.

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

Yes

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: 5/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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