Asst. Professor Quantitative Community Ecology of Infectious Diseases
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Asst. Professor Quantitative Community Ecology of Infectious DiseasesDepartment:
Ecology-Odum School of EcologyAbout the University of Georgia:
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 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 employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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.Posting Type:
TRS or ORPEmployment Type:
Minorities & FemalesAnticipated Start Date:
08/01/2023Job Posting Date:
08/01/2022Open until filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
To apply for the position, candidates should visit https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/271770. Review of all positions begins October 1, 2022 and continues until filled. All applications received by October 1, 2022 will receive full consideration. Applications should include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement highlighting interest in and contributions to infectious disease modeling and forecasting, 4) teaching statement, and 5) statement on commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion(should be uploaded as "other Documents#1). Applicants should also provide names and contact information for at least 3 references using the online system. Questions about this search should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. John Drake, at [email protected]Location of Vacancy:
Athens AreaEEO 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]).Classification Title:
Assistant ProfessorFaculty Rank:
Assistant ProfessorContract Type:
Academic (9 mo.)Tenure Status:
Tenure TrackMinimum Qualifications:
PhD in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, or a related field.Position Summary:
Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Quantitative Community Ecology of Infectious Diseases:
Areas of research may include inter- and intra-species contact networks, cross-species transmission, spillover, species interactions, meta-community theory, or other topics that focus on network and community-level analysis of pathogen or parasite ecology or evolution.
Responsibilities: The faculty member will contribute to teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in infectious disease ecology and other topics depending on their areas of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program that is nationally and internationally recognized.
The University of Georgia is hiring a cluster of eight tenure-track or tenured faculty in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Infectious Disease Dynamics through a Presidential Faculty Hiring Initiative. As part of this cluster hire, the Odum School of Ecology invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions (one Assistant Professor and one open rank position). These positions start on August 1, 2023 and are academic year appointments (9 months) with an opportunity to supplement salary during the summer. The eight faculty positions are distributed over the following four schools or colleges: Department of Statistics, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Odum School of Ecology, School of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, College of Public Health. To facilitate interaction among these researchers, each faculty member will have membership in the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases (CEID) and/or the Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB). Collectively, these new faculty members will help position UGA to contribute to anticipated national networks of centers for molecular epidemiology, predictive intelligence for infectious diseases, and infectious disease forecasting, modeling, and analytics. For more information on the cluster hiring initiative and all the open positions, visit ceid.uga.edu/idd.
The successful candidate will have expertise in the development or use of quantitative approaches to characterize pathogen or parasite transmission in ecological communities.
NoDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:
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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.
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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