Assistant Professor – Regenerative Bioscience Swine Research and Teaching

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Assistant Professor – Regenerative Bioscience Swine Research and Teaching


CAES-Animal & Dairy Science

About 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 ( 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.

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Athens Area

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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 (

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Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should hold a PhD in Animal Science, Neuroscience, or related field with emphasis in biomedical swine research related to neurological disease or injury, neurodevelopment, neuroimaging, cognition and behavior, and other closely related biomedical areas of interest.

Position Summary:

Assistant Professor – Regenerative Bioscience Swine Research and Teaching. This is a nine-month, tenure track appointment (70% Research, 30% Teaching) position in the Department of ADS ( in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at the UGA with the ability to generate an additional 3 months of summer salary from extramural grant funds.

The individual is expected to develop and provide leadership for a relevant nationally/ internationally recognized biomedical swine research and teaching program, with an emphasis on neurological disease or injury, neurodevelopment, neuroimaging, cognition and behavior, and other closely related biomedical areas of emphasis. The specific research program will be determined based on the successful candidate’s area(s) of expertise, but emphasis will be placed on the ability to develop an externally funded, research program and an ability to interact with faculty in the department. This faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate regenerative bioscience courses within the department.

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Appointment, Promotion & Tenure of Academic Rank Faculty found here: affairs/UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_approved_2_2020.pdf Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion and tenure with ADS found here:

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

The candidate should have a track record of success in the biomedical swine space proven by publications, abstracts, and/or proceedings.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Candidates should have a broad understanding of the current neural injury and disease field, interest in collaborative research in the areas of microbiome, physiology, small molecule and biologic therapeutic development, cell and gene therapies, and imaging is preferred. Candidates should have demonstrated skills and accomplishments in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and science communication and must be supportive of the land-grant mission.

The successful candidate will have to demonstrate that they can establish a robust research program and develop a vibrant teaching program. The ability to publish in high caliber scientific journals and to secure extramural funding to support creative work in line with their programmatic areas is expected.

The successful candidate is likely to have demonstrated scholarly community engagement through a track record of organization leadership positions and society/organization presentations.

Knowledge of statistical software and methodology and appropriate experimental design are also expected.

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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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