Assistant or Associate Professor – Breeding and Genetics Research and Teaching


Position Summary

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 techniques course.

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.

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1498P

Working Title

Assistant or Associate Professor – Breeding and Genetics Research and Teaching

Department

CAES-Animal & Dairy Science

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

College/Unit/Department website

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

TRS or ORP

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Anticipated Start Date

01/03/2023

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

11/30/2022

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

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in animal breeding, quantitative genetics/genomics, or closely related fields.

Additional Requirements

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
( https://provost.uga.edu/faculty-affairs/UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_approved_2_2020.pdf ) and the tenure processes of the appointing department UGA P&T Criteria by Unit ( https://provost.uga.edu/_resources/documents/Horticulture2015.pdf ).

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 Certification

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 Competencies

The ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with colleagues is essential.

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

No

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?

Yes

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)

No

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

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 course.

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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