Faculty - Tenured or Tenure-Track Associate or Full Professor - Quantitative Disease Ecology

Athens, Georgia (US)
Commensurate with experience
October 19 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Type

The University of Georgia is hiring a cluster of eight tenure-track or tenured faculty in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Infectious Disease Dynamics through a Presidential Faculty Hiring Initiative over two years, five with target start date in August 2022 and three with target start date in August 2023.

As part of this cluster hire, the Odum School of Ecology invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. The position starts on August 1, 2022 and is an academic year appointment (9 months) with an opportunity to supplement salary during the summer.

The eight faculty positions are distributed over the following four schools or colleges: Department of Statistics, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Odum School of Ecology, School of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, College of Public Health. To facilitate interaction among these researchers, each faculty member will have membership in the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases (CEID) and/or the Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB). Collectively, these new faculty members will help position UGA to contribute to anticipated national networks of centers for molecular epidemiology, predictive intelligence for infectious diseases, and infectious disease forecasting, modeling, and analytics. For more information on the cluster hiring initiative and all the open positions, visit https://www.ceid.uga.edu/idd/

Qualifications: PhD in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, or a related field. The successful candidate will have expertise in the computational analysis of pathogen or parasite transmission, mathematical modeling, and/or phylodynamic methods applied to diseases of global concern including zoonoses, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, diseases impacting humans, livestock or endangered species. Please see the requirements for Associate and Full Professors in the Unit Criteria for Promotion and Tenure for the Odum School of Ecology.

Responsibilities: The faculty member will contribute to teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in infectious disease ecology and other topics depending on their areas of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program that is nationally and internationally recognized. The ideal candidate will also provide institutional leadership with a part-time administrative position as Associate Director of the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases.

To apply for the position, candidates should visit https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/224861. Review of all positions begins November 15, 2021 and continues until filled. All applications received by November 15th, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications should include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement highlighting interest in and contributions to infectious disease modeling and forecasting, 4) teaching statement, and 5) statement on commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Applicants should also provide names and contact information for at least 3 references using the online system. Questions about this search should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. John Drake, at jdrake@uga.edu.

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.

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