This is a nine-month academic-year tenure track position with an
80% Research and 20% Instructional appointment. The successful
candidate will be responsible for developing an extramurally funded
research program in theoretical and applied quantitative genetics
with an emphasis on livestock improvement. Research
responsibilities may include but are not limited to the development
of theoretical, applied, and computational methods and tools
relevant to population and quantitative genetics, genetic
evaluation, and genomic selection. Teaching responsibilities will
include an undergraduate course in animal breeding/genetics and a
graduate-level quantitative/molecular genetics or programming
The University of Georgia offers an exceptional environment for
collaborative work. The Department of Animal and Dairy Science on
top of its diverse faculty hosts the Center for Regenerative
Bioscience and provides a stimulating environment and unique
opportunities for collaborative research. This position will work
with state-of-the-art dairy facilities with the capabilities of
collecting sensor and robotic data. The new hire is expected to
extensively collaborate with colleagues within the Department,
College, and University.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Inquiries about the position should be directed to search committee
chair Ignacy Misztal. Materials to be uploaded include: (a) cover
letter, (b) curriculum vita; © a list of 3 references with contact
information, (d) a statement of research and teaching philosophy
(as Other Document #1; not to exceed three pages) addressing the
candidate’s experience relative to the responsibilities of the
position, and (e) a copy of transcripts. Selected applicants will
be required to submit to a background investigation demonstrating
eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia and
provide official transcripts.
Assistant or Associate Professor – Breeding and Genetics Research
CAES-Animal & Dairy Science
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students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000
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Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Academic (9 mo.)
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in animal breeding, quantitative
genetics/genomics, or closely related fields.
To be considered for the rank of Associate Professor, candidates
should demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of emerging
stature as a regional or national authority as appropriate for the
position. Assessment of rank on hire for appointees will be
consistent with the requirements for ranks beginning on page 21 of
the UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure
) and the tenure processes of the appointing department UGA P&T
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To be eligible for tenure on appointment, candidates must be
appointed as an Associate Professor, have been tenured at a prior
institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the
institution. Any request for tenure upon appointment must be
approved before hire.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
1 year of post-doctoral experience that includes history with large
data sets including genomics is desirable.
A proven record of excellence in the theoretical and computational
aspects of quantitative genetics/genomics with application to
livestock improvement is expected.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or
The ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with
colleagues is essential.
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Responsible for developing an extramurally funded research program
in theoretical and applied quantitative genetics with an emphasis
on livestock improvement. Research responsibilities may include but
are not limited to the development of theoretical, applied, and
computational methods and tools relevant to population and
quantitative genetics, genetic evaluation, and genomic selection.
Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate course in
animal breeding/genetics and a graduate-level
quantitative/molecular genetics or programming techniques
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- Other Documents #1
- List of References with Contact Information