Assistant or Associate Professor

Athens, Georgia
A competitive salary and ample resources will be provided.
September 26 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Type

The University of Georgia
Faculty Position in Plant Ecology

The Department of Plant Biology invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The position will have available research funds from a Haines Family Professorship endowment. This search is open to candidates wishing to pursue fundamental questions in plant ecology within an evolutionary context, with an emphasis on above ground processes. Areas of specialization can include, but are not limited to, climate induced stress responses to biotic and/or abiotic
factors, carbon budgets, plant-pollinator interactions, invasion and/or conservation biology. Field-based research should be integrated with other analytical tools (e.g. molecular, genomic, modeling, theoretical, and/or computational approaches). For rank of Assistant Professor, applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent) in Plant Ecology or related discipline, 1 year of postdoctoral experience, a solid publication record, and a well‐developed research plan. For rank of Associate Professor, applicants must have PhD (or equivalent) in Plant Ecology or related discipline, 1 year of postdoctoral experience, a solid publication record, and a well‐developed research plan, and must provide convincing evidence of a national reputation in their field. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a high‐impact, externally funded research program and contribute to classroom instruction and mentoring in the Department. A competitive salary and ample resources will be provided.
The University of Georgia is a research-intensive land-grant university located in Athens-Clarke County with outstanding opportunities for collaborations among faculty in the Plant Center, Odum School of Ecology,

Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, College of Agricultural and Environmental Studies, and the Phenomics and Plant Robotics Center. Opportunities for off-campus interactions and fieldwork include Savannah River Ecology Lab, Coweeta Hydrologic Lab, the Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, and the UGA campus in Costa Rica. Athens lies in the northern Piedmont region of Georgia an hour-plus drive from Atlanta and its spectrum of cultural and mercantile resources, less than 2 hours from the Chattahoochee National Forest and southern Appalachian mountains, and within easy driving distance of the Atlantic coast. Athens is home to a thriving arts and music community and prides itself on its classical history and cultural diversity (

Interested candidates should submit application materials to  Each application should include: cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests and goals (no more than 3 pages); and a statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy. Applicants should arrange for the submission of a minimum of 3 letters of reference to Questions may be directed to the Search Committee at this e-mail address. Review of applications will begin on November 13, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 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 ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.