Assistant Professor – Breeding and Genetics Research and TeachingDepartment:
CAES-Animal & Dairy ScienceAbout 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 UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is among the best and most established U.S. colleges of agriculture. In its classrooms, its Agricultural Experiment Stations, and its statewide network of UGA Cooperative Extension offices, the faculty, and staff of CAES are dedicated to discovering, teaching, and delivering the science required for healthy living to flourish in Georgia. Agricultural and environmental sciences are only as important as the food you eat, the clothes you wear, and the water and air around you. To improve the quality and guard the safety of life’s necessities, CAES has gathered world-renowned scientists and exceptional students.College/Unit/Department website:
TRS or ORPEmployment Type:
Benefits EligibleAdvertised Salary:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.Anticipated Start Date:
09/01/2022Job Posting Date:
06/15/2022Open until filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Inquiries about the position should be directed to search committee chair Ignacy Misztal ([email protected]). Materials to be uploaded include: (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vita; © a list of 3 references with contact information, (d) a statement of research and teaching philosophy (as Other Document #1; not to exceed three pages) addressing the candidate’s experience relative to the responsibilities of the position, and (e) a copy of transcripts. Selected applicants will be required to submit to a background investigation demonstrating eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia and provide official transcripts.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:
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Assistant ProfessorFaculty Rank:
Assistant ProfessorContract Type:
Academic (9 mo.)Tenure Status:
Tenure TrackMinimum Qualifications:
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in animal breeding, quantitative genetics/genomics, or closely related fields.Position Summary:
This is a nine-month, tenure track position with an 80% Research and 20% Instructional appointment in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia.Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:
The successful candidate will be responsible for developing an extramurally funded research program in theoretical and applied quantitative genetics with an emphasis on livestock improvement. Research responsibilities may include but are not limited to the development of theoretical, applied, and computational methods and tools relevant to population and quantitative genetics, genetic evaluation, and genomic selection. Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate course in animal breeding/genetics and a graduate-level quantitative/molecular genetics or programming techniques course.
The University of Georgia offers an exceptional environment for collaborative work. The Department of Animal and Dairy Science on top of its diverse faculty hosts the Center for Regenerative Bioscience and provides a stimulating environment and unique opportunities for collaborative research. This position will work with state-of-the-art dairy facilities with the capabilities of collecting sensor and robotic data. The new hire is expected to extensively collaborate with colleagues within the Department, College, and University.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
- Post-doctoral history that includes history with large data sets including genomics is desirable.
- A proven record of excellence in the theoretical and computational aspects of quantitative genetics/genomics with application to livestock improvement is expected.
The ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with colleagues is essential. 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?:
YesDoes 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.Duties/Responsibilities:
Responsible for developing an extramurally funded research program in theoretical and applied quantitative genetics with an emphasis on livestock improvement. Research responsibilities may include but are not limited to the development of theoretical, applied, and computational methods and tools relevant to population and quantitative genetics, genetic evaluation, and genomic selection. Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate course in animal breeding/genetics and a graduate-level quantitative/molecular genetics or programming techniques course.Percentage Of Time: