Assistant or Associate Professor

Job Details

Posting Number:

F1135P

Working Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor

Department:

Franklin-Cellular Biology

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.

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:

https://cellbio.uga.edu/

Posting Type:

External

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Anticipated Start Date:

08/01/2022

Job Posting Date:

01/12/2022

Open until filled:

Yes

Special 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].

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.

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

Minimum 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.

For information regarding the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, please see the University of Georgia’s Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure.

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

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?:

No

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.

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

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