Assistant or Associate ProfessorDepartment:
Franklin-Cellular BiologyAbout 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.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 to creating a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people from historically excluded groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. College/Unit/Department website:
Benefits EligibleAnticipated Start Date:
08/01/2022Job Posting Date:
01/12/2022Open until filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Application materials include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a 2-3 page statement of biology education research plans, and a teaching portfolio of up to 10 pages including, but not limited to, (1) evidence of effective instruction, (2) a statement of the candidate’s qualifications to teach upper-level undergraduate cell biology, and (3) a statement of the candidate’s experience with and/or commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The portfolio may also include example teaching materials such as a syllabus or an assessment. Applicants should also upload a list with contact information for 3 references and arrange for the direct submission of 3 letters of recommendation to [email protected]. Location of Vacancy:
Correspondence should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Julie Stanton ([email protected]). Applications received by February 18th will receive full consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled.
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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.
Open RankFaculty Rank:
Open RankContract Type:
Academic (9 mo.)Tenure Status:
Tenure TrackMinimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in cell biology, molecular biology, or a related field. Position Summary:
The Department of Cellular Biology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Cell Biology Education, beginning August 1, 2022. The successful candidate will teach an upper-level undergraduate cell biology course and conduct externally-funded research in biology education. The candidate will benefit from interactions with several tenured faculty in the Division of Biological Sciences whose research area is biology education. Additional Requirements:
Candidates at the Associate Professor level must have a national reputation in the field and an externally-funded biology education research program.Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:
For information regarding the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, please see the University of Georgia’s Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure.
At least one year of postdoctoral experience in education research, basic science, or teaching Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
Preference will be given to applicants that have at least one semester of teaching experience at the undergraduate level and who have published their biology education research. All candidates should have strong disciplinary content knowledge in cell biology along with expertise in and commitment to cell biology education. Is this a Position of Trust?:
NoDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:
NoDoes 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):
NoCredit 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.