The Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia are seeking to grow and diversify its programs through investments in faculty with expertise in how genetics, the environment, and lifestyle inform the most efficacious approaches to prevent and treat diseases of humans and animals. The hiring is part of a campus-wide Presidential Interdisciplinary Faculty Hiring that aims to recruit 50 faculty members who will educate students and advance research in these areas. Rather than being housed exclusively in a single department, however, the majority of UGA’s newly recruited faculty will focus on the fusion of cross-cutting areas such as infectious diseases, integrative precision agriculture, ethics, cybersecurity, resilient communities and the environment.
The Colleges of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine will utilize this initiative to demonstrate our commitment to diversifying our faculty and ensure that we maintain and grow the culture of equity and inclusivity in our Colleges. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University and Colleges, and this hiring initiative will make use of the best practices to ensure an inclusive search process. The Diversity and Inclusion Plans for our Colleges identify priority areas for our investments and through the 2021-2022 academic year we will develop a Diversity Strategic Plan as part of a campus-wide effort.
The focus of this hiring initiative will be in the field of Precision One Health, and will be part of a cluster spanning the College of Pharmacy, College of Veterinary Medicine, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, College of Public Health, and the College of Engineering. Areas of research might include, but are not limited to: medicinal chemistry, chemistry, chemical biology, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, animal models of antimicrobial resistance, novel drug discovery, origins of antimicrobial resistance, and therapeutics for emerging infectious diseases.
The University of Georgia has world-renowned departmental programs in medicinal chemistry and infectious diseases, which are augmented by research centers focused on drug discovery and emerging global diseases. This faculty position is intended to strengthen ties between units that offer much support for collaboration in areas of graduate training, research and undergraduate education.
The candidate will be jointly appointed in the Departments of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences and Infectious Diseases with the position being physically located in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences. As a joint appointee, the candidate will have complete access to facilities and resources in both Departments. The Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences is home to 23 faculty members focusing in various areas of the pharmaceutical sciences including medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics and pharmacology. The College is also home to the UGA Center for Drug Discovery, which houses chemical libraries and facilities for high-throughput screening against a variety of therapeutic targets. The Department of Infectious Diseases is home to 49 faculty members focusing a variety of viral, bacterial, and parasitic infectious diseases with strengths in immunology, vaccinology, drug discovery and investigation of host-pathogen interactions. The Department also operates Arthropod Containment Level 2/3 and BSL3/ABSL3 facilities, plus a Bio-Imaging Core Facility.
We seek an individual who will build and maintain a strong extramurally funded research program focused on antimicrobial drug discovery. A commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels within the Colleges of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine is required. At least three years of documented experience relevant to the position. Candidates should have a strong question-driven research program, which incorporates experimental (i.e., field, lab, molecular) approaches, to address the most challenging problems in one or more of these areas. The position includes a competitive salary, excellent laboratory space, and a generous start-up package.
To apply, please submit applications through UGA Jobs at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/268772.
Along with the on-line application, applicants are asked to upload the following information as a single PDF file to the Other Documents #1 section:
- A detailed curriculum vitae.
- A cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience relative to the responsibilities of the position, and a summary of research accomplishments and future goals (2 page max.).
- A statement describing the candidate’s commitment to diversity and the creation of an equitable and inclusive professional environment (2 page max.).
- A statement of teaching philosophy and experiences regarding instruction and mentoring (2-page max.).
- The names, titles, and contact information for three professional references.
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