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Open-Rank Tenure-Track Positions in Quantitative Biosciences

Georgia Institute of Technology- School of Biological Sciences
Atlanta, Georgia (US)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 11, 2024

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The School of Biological Sciences, at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Quantitative Biosciences. Applicants will be considered at all ranks. The position is open to research programs focused on both macro- and microscopic natural communities. We are particularly interested in applicants exploring theoretical and experimental aspects of microbial ecology, host-microbe interactions, or interactions in marine, aquatic, or terrestrial systems that emphasize understanding the processes and mechanisms impacting community organization or ecosystem function. Candidates will be favored if their research enhances the department's existing strengths in microbial dynamics, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Successful candidates will likely engage with the interdisciplinary QBios Graduate Program Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the teaching and mentoring of students.

Georgia Tech prides itself on its technological resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to building an outstanding and diverse community of learning, discovery, and creation. We strongly encourage applicants whose values align with our institutional values, as outlined in our Strategic Plan. These values include academic excellence, diversity of thought and experience, inquiry and innovation, collaboration and community, and ethical behavior and stewardship. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

Job Responsibilities

• Develop a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program.

• Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in biological sciences.

• Advise and mentor biological sciences undergraduate and graduate students.

• Service to the public, the university including departmental governance, and the profession.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a biological science or related field.

Job Requirements

• Demonstrated research productivity in biological sciences.

• Academic experience in biological sciences.

• Clear evidence of effective teaching.

Application Requirements

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a description of teaching interests as well as their advising/mentoring philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as .PDF files via Requests for information may be directed to Applications will be considered beginning November 2023 but the search will continue until the positions are filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to beginning employment.

About Georgia Tech Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with numerous economic and cultural strengths. The Institute serves more than 45,000 students through top-ranked undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in engineering, computing, science, business, design, and liberal arts. Georgia Tech’s faculty attracted more than $1.4 billion in research awards this past year in fields ranging from biomedical technology to artificial intelligence, energy, sustainability, semiconductors, neuroscience, and national security. Georgia Tech ranks among the nation’s top 20 universities for research and development spending and No. 1 among institutions without a medical school. Georgia Tech’s Mission and Values

Georgia Tech’s mission is to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. The Institute has nine key values that are foundational to everything we do:

1. Students are our top priority.

2. We strive for excellence.

3. We thrive on diversity.

4. We celebrate collaboration.

5. We champion innovation.

6. We safeguard freedom of inquiry and expression.

7. We nurture the wellbeing of our community.

8. We act ethically.

9. We are responsible stewards.

Over the next decade, Georgia Tech will become an example of inclusive innovation, a leading technological research university of unmatched scale, relentlessly committed to serving the public good; breaking new ground in addressing the biggest local, national, and global challenges and opportunities of our time; making technology broadly accessible; and developing exceptional, principled leaders from all backgrounds ready to produce novel ideas and create solutions with real human impact.

About the School of Biological Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Undergraduate degree programs include 4 year BS and 5 year BS/MS programs in Biology and Bioinformatics. Graduate degree programs include: MS and PhD in Biology, MS and PhD in Bioinformatics, MS and PhD in Computational Science and Engineering as well as PhD in Quantitative Biosciences, Ocean Sciences and Engineering, and Dual Doctor of Physical Therapy/ Doctor of Philosophy. Research strengths include: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Ecology, Evolution, Integrative Physiology, Microbial Dynamics and Infection, Neuroscience, Molecular and Cell Biology, Molecular Biomedical Sciences. The School is home to the two largest and most diverse undergraduate majors in the College of Sciences: Biology and Neuroscience. Faculty members in the School of Biological Sciences have the opportunity to work with students from all majors on campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

Georgia Tech is a member of the University System of Georgia (USG), where every member of the community is required to adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values – Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect – that form and guide the daily work of the organization. USG and its institutions foster an environment where all members of the USG community are free to share ideas and opinions. Learn more about Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression.

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