Job Details

Posting Number:

F1258P

Working Title:

Assistant Professor - Chemical Ecology

Department:

CAES-Entomology

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 Department of Entomology includes 35 faculty, 70 graduate students, 27 undergraduate entomology majors and 97 undergraduate applied biotechnology majors, with diverse interests from very applied to fundamental studies. We are a multi-campus environment with an excellent reputation in research, extension and teaching. The three campuses of the University of Georgia (Athens, Tifton and Griffin) are multidisciplinary, multi-agency facilities with access to well-equipped research farms throughout the state. Opportunities for collaboration within the UGA Commodity Teams and with colleagues in other departments and institutions are plentiful and encouraged. The UGA Department of Entomology is an internationally recognized department committed to interdisciplinary research, teaching and extension at local, regional, national and international levels. Our programs encompass basic and applied research on insects in diverse systems including agricultural/urban, medical/veterinary, aquatic and other ecosystems.

College/Unit/Department website:

https://ent.uga.edu/

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Anticipated Start Date:

08/01/2022

Job Posting Date:

05/25/2022

Open until filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit the following: a letter of application, detailed curriculum vitae (25-page limit), a one-page statement of research philosophy, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and a one-page DEI statement of how you would foster diversity, equity, and inclusion (Other Document #1). Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference that address their qualifications for the position. Complete applications received by June 30, 2022, will be assured of full consideration. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Allen Moore, Search Committee Chair, by email ([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:

Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Entomology, Chemistry with emphasis on natural products, or a related discipline in the life sciences.

Position Summary:

The Department of Entomology at the University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications for a tenure-track position (9 months) in chemical ecology at the Assistant Professor rank based on the UGA Athens Campus. We seek candidates with expertise in the area of chemical ecology to address fundamental or applied questions in insect biology. The position includes research (75%) and teaching (25%).

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program supported by competitive external funding, publish high-impact research, and effectively mentor graduate/undergraduate students. In addition to strengthening and complementing existing programs in the department, the emerging research program is expected to be collaborative and multidisciplinary with a focus on solving important or emerging problems. Particularly appealing are candidates capable of synthesis across disciplines and across molecular, cellular, and organismal levels. The successful candidate is expected to study chemical interactions involving insects or other arthropods. Areas of interest include but are not limited to, insect-plant interactions, insect-microbe interactions, sensory behavior, and signaling processes, tritrophic interactions, feeding, and reproductive behavior, or integrated pest management ideally synthesizing approaches across molecular, cellular, and/or whole organismal levels. Instructional responsibilities will include an annual graduate-level course in chemical ecology (or insect physiology) rotated with an additional graduate or seminar course on a biennial basis. This individual is also expected to be active in departmental and university service, professional activities, and outreach.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Applicants should also have a record of scholarly activities in their field demonstrated by peer- reviewed publications and/or extramural funding for their research. Postdoctoral background and a background in teaching in a classroom setting are preferred.

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? :

Yes

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

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

Yes

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.

Duties/Responsibilities:

The position includes research (75%) and teaching (25%). The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program supported by competitive external funding, to publish high impact research, and to effectively mentor graduate/undergraduate students. In addition to strengthening and complementing existing programs in the department, the emerging research program is expected to be collaborative and multidisciplinary with a focus on solving important or emerging problems. Particularly appealing are candidates capable of synthesis across discicplines and across molecular, cellular and organismal levels. The successful candidate is expected to study chemical interactions involving insects or other arthropods. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, insect-plant interactions, insect-microbe interactions, sensory behavior and signaling processes, tritrophic interactions, feeding and reproductive behavior, or integrated pest management ideally synthesizing approaches across molecular, cellular and/or whole organismal levels. Instructional responsibilities will include an annual graduate-level course in chemical ecology (or insect physiology) rotated with an additional graduate or seminar course on a biennial basis. This individidual is also expected to be active in departmental and university service, and professional activities and outreach.

Percentage Of Time:

100

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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