The Department of Pathology at the University of Georgia invites
applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at
the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the area of
translational genomics and precision medicine. We are seeking
outstanding and innovative candidates with active research programs
to join the Precision One Health
at the University of Georgia. The selected
faculty members will utilize molecular and bioinformatic tools to
identify unique antigenic and pathogenic characteristics,
biomarkers, and distinctive metabolic pathways of diseases of human
and animal populations to better understand disease etiology,
transmission dynamics, pathogenesis, and host and environmental
factors that contribute to disease progression.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record working with
genomic (or other - OMICS ) or bioinformatic tools in defining
disease pathogenesis, epidemiology, and diagnostic biomarkers in
disciplines that would include infectious disease, immunology,
oncology, and developmental and neurodegenerative diseases.
Successful candidates for this position will have the opportunity
to participate in an interdisciplinary precision medicine program
that includes a team of basic and applied scientists, engineers,
frontline practitioners, policymakers and communications experts
all working together with OMICS experts to translate basic findings
from the bench to the bedside or industry, with the goal of
improving the health and wellbeing of humans and animals. This
position requires some teaching duties at the undergraduate level.
The Precision One Health initiative at UGA seeks to hire a total 16
new faculty positions that will focus on three pillars of disease
management including 1) pathogenesis and diagnostics (this
position), and 2) preventive measures and 3) therapeutic
The College of 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 college. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of
the university and college, and this hiring initiative will make
use of the best practices to ensure an inclusive search process.
The Diversity and Inclusion Plan for the college identifies
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.
Rank, salary, and terms of appointment will be dependent upon
qualifications and experience of the applicant.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants are asked to submit the following:
(1) a detailed curriculum vitae
(2) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s research statement,
teaching philosophy, and diversity statement (maximum 3 pages). The
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to enhancing the
diversity, equity and inclusion of the College and the Veterinary
Profession. Candidates are encouraged to identify their
strengths/experiences in these areas as it relates to teaching,
research and/or service in their cover letter.
(3) the name, titles, and contact information for three
professional references. Applicants should arrange to have three
confidential letters of recommendation submitted.
All application materials must be received by September 1, 2022, to
ensure full consideration and applications will be accepted until
the position is filled.
Questions regarding this position may be directed to either Drs.
Tina Meichner ( email@example.com
) or Binu Velayudhan
Search Committee Co-Chairs, or Jesse Hostetter ( Jesse.Hostetter@uga.edu
Head of the Department of Pathology.
Precision Diagnostics (A)
About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant
university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the
state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified
institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/
). UGA is currently
ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News &
World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,
approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses
in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785
by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered
University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800
full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time
staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students
including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and
professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and
colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University
housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded
in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing
services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting
investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people.
The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals,
and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and
diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most
technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus,
the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying
emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human
The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the
university community, recognizing that differences in experience
and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting
academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees
will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as
embodied in our Principles of Community ( http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community/
TRS or ORP
Commensurate with Experience
Anticipated Start Date
Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)
Job Posting Date
Job Closing Date
Open until filled
Location of Vacancy
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PLEASE NOTE : On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for
the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction
against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the
requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance,
including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor
employees, are currently not in effect.
The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by
Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement
that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees,
including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January
4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated
status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical
or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the
time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal
Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit
or call (706) 542-2222.
Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Academic (9 mo.)
Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in genetics, pathology,
immunology, bioinformatics, microbiology, cancer biology,
neuroscience or related disciplines.
For information about the requirements for appointment at the rank
of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, please see the
University of Georgia’s Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, and
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
Priority consideration will be given to candidates who have
completed 1 to 2 years of relevant post-doctoral training program
and/or have a health professional degree ( DVM, MD, PharmD, DDS,
etc.) with relevant research background; and have potential for
securing extramural funding.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or
A record of research productivity as it pertains to extramural
funding, publications and outreach that is commensurate with the
stage of their professional career and aligned with the areas of
research and scholarship associated with this position.
A commitment to teaching excellence in undergraduate, graduate and
Demonstrated ability for multidisciplinary collaborative research
and collaboration with faculty in the CVM and the University.
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Does this position have operation, access, or control of
Does this position require a P-Card?
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this
Is driving a responsibility of this position?
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children
under the age of 18 or direct patient care?
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT
security, personnel records, patient records, or access to
chemicals and medications)
Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with
financial responsibilities. For additional information about the
credit check criteria, visit the
UGA Credit Background Check
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- List of References with Contact Information