Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in Quantitative Disease Ecology

The University of Georgia at Athens
Athens, Georgia (US)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 14, 2022

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Life Sciences, Ecology, Physical Sciences, Computer Sciences, Other, Other
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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.

Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Quantitative Community Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Qualifications: PhD in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, or a related field. The successful candidate will have expertise in the development or use of quantitative approaches to characterize pathogen or parasite transmission in ecological communities. Areas of research may include inter- and intra-species contact networks, cross-species transmission, spillover, species interactions, meta-community theory, or other topics that focus on network and community-level analysis of pathogen or parasite ecology or evolution. 

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. 

To apply for the position, candidates should visit https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/271770. Review of all positions begins October 1, 2022 and continues until filled. All applications received by October 1, 2022 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.

Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (exploregeorgia.org). UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu). UGA typically ranks in the top 20 on national rankings of public research universities (http://www.uga.edu/profile/pride/rankings/) and Athens,

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