Assistant or Associate Professor Environmental Policy & EcologyDepartment:
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 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.About the College/Unit/Department:
The Odum School of Ecology (http://www.ecology.uga.edu) is world-renowned for its contributions to ecosystem ecology, disease ecology, and aquatic ecology, among other areas. It maintains vibrant graduate and undergraduate training programs, awarding undergraduate degrees (BS and AB), masters’ degrees (MS in Ecology and MS in Integrative Conservation and Sustainability), and two PhD degrees (PhD in Ecology and PhD in Integrative Conservation). The River Basin Center (http://rivercenter.uga.edu), hosted by the Odum School, serves to connect interdisciplinary water-related research at UGA with management and policy. Posting Type:
TRS or ORPEmployment Type:
Minorities & FemalesAnticipated Start Date:
08/01/2022Job Posting Date:
10/22/2021Open until filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications begin November 29, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. All applications received by November 29th, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications should include: (i) cover letter indicating career goals; (ii) curriculum vitae; (iii) statement of research accomplishments and future research goals (2 pages max); (iv) statement of teaching philosophy and experiences regarding instruction and mentoring (2 pages max); (v) statement of philosophy and experiences in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (1 page max); (vi) three reprints of research papers; and (vii) names and contact information (email address and phone) for three references. Location of Vacancy:
Questions can be directed to Dr. Seth Wenger, search committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 RankContract Type:
Academic (9 mo.)Tenure Status:
Tenure Track or TenuredMinimum Qualifications:
Eligible candidates should have a PhD in ecology, environmental science and management, or a related field, and a track record of publishing peer-reviewed articles commensurate for appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates with a PhD in public policy or a related field will be considered if they have the experience or training in biophysical sciences necessary to advise graduate students in ecology; the latter requirement can be met with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a biophysical science or demonstrated publication record in ecological journals. Position Summary:
This position will also hold the title of Director of Policy of the UGA River Basin Center (RBC). The position will be interdisciplinary in nature and will conduct research in environmental policy and ecology, instruct undergraduate and graduate level courses. The position will provide leadership to the policy work at the RBC, enhance connections with other campus units, and attract external grants and contracts.Additional Requirements:
The Odum School of Ecology of the University of Georgia (UGA) seeks qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track or tenured position at the assistant or associate professor level in the area of environmental policy and ecology.
We welcome candidates who work in any policy area with a connection to water, such as water institutions and governance, environmental justice, land use, water quality, climate change, imperiled species, nature-based infrastructure, or coastal issues, and socio-ecological systems.
As co-director, this position will provide leadership to the policy work at the center, enhance connections with other campus units, and attract external grants and contracts.
Please see the requirements for Assistant and Associate Professors in the Unit Criteria for Promotion and Tenure for the Odum School of Ecology as well as the UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure https://provost.uga.edu/faculty-affairs/UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_approved_2_2020.pdf.Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:
To be eligible for tenure upon 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. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and teach courses in environmental policy. Is this a Position of Trust?:
YesDoes 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?:
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.