Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Integrative Organismal Ecology

Athens, Georgia (US)
Commiserate with Experience
October 01 2017
Life Sciences, Ecology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia ( invites applications for a tenure-track, academic year (9-month) position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek candidates whose research is at the organismal scale of organization, and that integrates ecophysiology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary ecology or functional morphology. The ideal candidate will use innovative approaches to address fundamental questions in their field, and be able to collaborate effectively with other members of the school. We are interested in candidates whose research program has a strong empirical focus, and applicants can focus on any taxonomic group or study system (terrestrial, marine or freshwater). The successful candidate will be expected to have demonstrated excellence and productivity in research, to maintain a rigorous, externally funded research program, and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Primary teaching responsibilities will include contributing to a large-enrollment introductory course in ecology, and upper-level courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. Applicants with an interest in utilizing one or more of our field stations and facilities ( are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate would establish bridges with other units at UGA such as Genetics, Forestry and Natural Resources, Veterinary Medicine, Plant Biology, Marine Sciences, Microbiology or Entomology.

To apply, candidates must have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in ecology, biology, or a related field.

Candidates should submit applications electronically at

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following items in PDF format: (a) a cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of research goals (2 pages max.), (d) a statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages max.), (e) 3 representative peer-reviewed journal articles, and (f) names and contact information (email, address and phone) for three referees. Applications should be received by 23 October 2017 to ensure full consideration. The anticipated start date for the position is August 2018.

The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia. Georgia is well known for its quality of life with both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA ( is a land grant/sea grant institution located approximately 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. It is within an hour driving distance from the North Georgia Mountains and four hours from the Atlantic coast. Athens enjoys a mild climate and yet still sees the benefits of the changing seasons, and is well known for its vibrant music scene.

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, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.