Assistant or Associate Professor – Breeding and Genetics Research and TeachingDepartment:
CAES-Animal & Dairy ScienceAbout 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 3,000 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:
Benefits EligibleAnticipated Start Date:
01/03/2023Job Posting Date:
11/30/2022Open until filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Inquiries about the position should be directed to search committee chair Ignacy Misztal. 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@example.com).Classification Title:
Open RankFaculty Rank:
Open Rank (Tenure Track)Contract 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 academic-year tenure track position with an 80% Research and 20% Instructional appointment. 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.Additional Requirements:
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.
To be considered for the rank of Associate Professor, candidates should demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as a regional or national authority as appropriate for the position. Assessment of rank on hire for appointees will be consistent with the requirements for ranks beginning on page 21 of the UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, & TenureRelevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:
(https://provost.uga.edu/faculty-affairs/UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_approved_2_2020.pdf) and the tenure processes of the appointing department UGA P&T Criteria by Unit (https://provost.uga.edu/_resources/documents/Horticulture2015.pdf).
To be eligible for tenure on appointment, candidates must be appointed as an Associate Professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Any request for tenure upon appointment must be approved before hire.
1 year of post-doctoral experience that includes history with large data sets including genomics is desirable.Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
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: