Assistant/Associate Professor Artificial Intelligence


Position Summary

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia seeks to recruit an Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track, 9-month Appointment) whose research incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) methods. This position is part of the University of Georgia Presidential Interdisciplinary Faculty Hiring Initiative in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. The position is a 70% research, 25% teaching, and 5% service appointment. The incoming faculty member will be expected to develop a nationally renowned scholarly program in economic aspects of emerging artificial intelligence technologies affecting agriculture and food systems. Within this, the desired research/teaching areas include, but are not limited to, agricultural management (including integrative precision agriculture systems), bioenergy and climate-smart commodities, food and fiber system management, environmental climate change and the impacts on agricultural productivity or the food supply chain, or remote sensing and big data.

Major responsibilities will include: 1) developing a nationally recognized scholarly program in emerging technologies affecting agriculture and food systems, 2) publishing research in major agricultural and/or economics journals, 3) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, 4) advising undergraduate and graduate students, and 5) securing sufficient grants and contracts to fund graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The teaching appointment is expected to translate to teaching two regular courses per academic year with one of the classes on applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence to agriculture and food systems at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

Special Instructions to Applicants

1) a letter of application including a description of academic qualifications and experience; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching and service experience (if any); (4) graduate school transcripts; and (5) names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2022 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.

For questions, please contact Dr. Greg Colson, Search Committee Chair, gcolson@uga.edu.

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1424P

Working Title

Assistant/Associate Professor Artificial Intelligence

Department

CAES Ag & Applied Economics

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 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 employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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 Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics is home to 28 faculty members with more than 420 students in programs of study at the B.S., M.A.B, M.S., and Ph.D. levels. The Department offers excellent support and opportunities for professional growth and development. The position is located on The University of Georgia campus in Athens, a vibrant city of 67,000 within a metropolitan community of 150,000. Athens is located 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. Please check http://www.uga.edu for additional information about The University of Georgia and http://www.caes.uga.edu/departments/agecon/ for the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

College/Unit/Department website

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Anticipated Start Date

08/01/2023

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

10/07/2022

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

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 (hrweb@uga.edu).

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Open Rank

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Open Rank (Tenure Track)

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or closely related field is required.

Additional Requirements

To be considered for the rank of Associate Professor, candidates must have at least 5 full years in rank at the Assistant Professor level. To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an Associate Professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably regional and/or national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire. The criteria for promotion and tenure in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics are summarized at https://provost.uga.edu/policies/appointment-promotion-and-tenure/promotion-tenure-criteria/ .

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Preferred qualifications include: (1) the potential to build an outstanding record of research in the area of specialization as evidenced by numerous publications in the premier agricultural economics, applied economics, and economics journals and presentations to relevant audiences, leading to a national and international reputation in the fields of artificial intelligence related to agriculture and food systems; (2) a readiness to build an excellent graduate and undergraduate student teaching and mentoring record; and (3) a willingness to secure significant external grant funding, and (4) the potential to have a positive and meaningful impact on the agricultural industry in Georgia and collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of scientists in the UGA Institute for Integrative Precision Agriculture. The position also requires a willingness to work in a team environment and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

No

Does this position require a P-Card?

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

Yes

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 website.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Major responsibilities will include: 1) developing a nationally recognized scholarly program in emerging technologies affecting agriculture and food systems, 2) publishing research in major agricultural and/or economics journals, 3) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, 4) advising undergraduate and graduate students, and 5) securing sufficient grants and contracts to fund graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The teaching appointment is expected to translate to teaching two regular courses per academic year with one of the classes on applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence to agriculture and food systems at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

Percentage Of Time

100

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Other Documents #1
  5. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents

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