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Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Position Information

Classification Title Open Rank FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank (Tenure Track) Contract Type Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications

A PhD or equivalent in disease ecology, biology, quantitative or computational biology/genetics, microbiology, entomology, epidemiology, or related field.

Position Summary

The Department of Infectious Diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) in the Office of Research at the University of Georgia invite applications for a jointly appointed, tenure-track assistant, associate or full professor in disease ecology. For information about the requirements for appointment for each rank, please see the University of Georgia's Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure. The position will be housed at the SREL (, located on the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in proximity to Aiken, SC. The candidate must incorporate aspects of Machine Learning and/or AI tools to address topics in their area of research interest. Specific areas of research might include, but are not limited to: pathogen and vector responses to climate change or land use, emerging vector-borne diseases, evolutionary strategies for limiting the spread of insecticide and drug resistance in pathogens and vectors, determinants of host shifts within and between ecosystems, behavioral influences of infectious disease dynamics, vector-pathogen population genetics, terrestrial-aquatic linkages, the influence of anthropogenic stressors on infection dynamics, and data-driven modeling of infectious disease dynamics across scales of organization. Candidates should have a strong question-driven research program, which integrates experimental (e.g., field, laboratory, molecular) data with state-of-the-art modelling tools, to address the most challenging problems in one or more of these areas. The University of Georgia has world-renowned departmental programs in both infectious diseases ( and ecology (, which are augmented by research centers focused on parasitology (, disease ecology (, and, and ecosystem science ( This faculty position is intended to strengthen ties among units that offer support for collaboration in areas of graduate training, research, and undergraduate education. The successful candidate will have access to newly constructed Arthropod Containment Level II/III and BSL II/III facilities and to a wide variety of molecular and analytical instrumentation available to faculty at both locations.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a rigorous, externally funded, and nationally recognized research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring.

Additional Requirements

At least one year of postdoctoral experience is required.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit 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.


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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

* Other Documents #1
* List of References with Contact Information
* Research Portfolio/Philosophy

Optional Documents

Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact University HR (

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.

Keywords: University of Georgia, Athens , Open Rank, Other , Athens, Georgia

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