Assistant or Associate Professor Environmental Policy & Ecology

Job Details

Posting Number:

F1051P

Working Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor Environmental Policy & Ecology

Department:

Ecology-Odum School of Ecology

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 (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Athens is within an hour driving distance from the North Georgia Mountains and four hours from the Atlantic coast. Athens enjoys a mild climate and yet sees the benefits of the changing seasons. It is known for its high quality of life, a vibrant music scene, excellent restaurants and access to a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Odum School of Ecology (http://www.ecology.uga.edu) is world-renowned for its contributions to ecosystem ecology, disease ecology, and aquatic ecology, among other areas. It maintains vibrant graduate and undergraduate training programs, awarding undergraduate degrees (BS and AB), masters’ degrees (MS in Ecology and MS in Integrative Conservation and Sustainability), and two PhD degrees (PhD in Ecology and PhD in Integrative Conservation). The River Basin Center (http://rivercenter.uga.edu), hosted by the Odum School, serves to connect interdisciplinary water-related research at UGA with management and policy.

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization:

Minorities & Females

Anticipated Start Date:

08/01/2022

Job Posting Date:

10/22/2021

Open until filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications begin November 29, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. All applications received by November 29th, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications should include: (i) cover letter indicating career goals; (ii) curriculum vitae; (iii) statement of research accomplishments and future research goals (2 pages max); (iv) statement of teaching philosophy and experiences regarding instruction and mentoring (2 pages max); (v) statement of philosophy and experiences in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (1 page max); (vi) three reprints of research papers; and (vii) names and contact information (email address and phone) for three references.
Questions can be directed to Dr. Seth Wenger, search committee chair, at [email protected]

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]).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Classification Title:

Open Rank

Faculty Rank:

Open Rank

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track or Tenured

Minimum Qualifications:

Eligible candidates should have a PhD in ecology, environmental science and management, or a related field, and a track record of publishing peer-reviewed articles commensurate for appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates with a PhD in public policy or a related field will be considered if they have the experience or training in biophysical sciences necessary to advise graduate students in ecology; the latter requirement can be met with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a biophysical science or demonstrated publication record in ecological journals.

Position Summary:

This position will also hold the title of Director of Policy of the UGA River Basin Center (RBC). The position will be interdisciplinary in nature and will conduct research in environmental policy and ecology, instruct undergraduate and graduate level courses. The position will provide leadership to the policy work at the RBC, enhance connections with other campus units, and attract external grants and contracts.

The Odum School of Ecology of the University of Georgia (UGA) seeks qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track or tenured position at the assistant or associate professor level in the area of environmental policy and ecology.
We welcome candidates who work in any policy area with a connection to water, such as water institutions and governance, environmental justice, land use, water quality, climate change, imperiled species, nature-based infrastructure, or coastal issues, and socio-ecological systems.

As co-director, this position will provide leadership to the policy work at the center, enhance connections with other campus units, and attract external grants and contracts.

Additional Requirements:

Please see the requirements for Assistant and Associate Professors in the Unit Criteria for Promotion and Tenure for the Odum School of Ecology as well as the UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure https://provost.uga.edu/faculty-affairs/UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_approved_2_2020.pdf.

To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an Associate Professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

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

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and teach courses in environmental policy.

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):

No

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.

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States

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