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Assistant Professor

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 13, 2021

Position Summary

The Department of Infectious Diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Center for Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases at the University of Georgia invite applications for a full-time tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek an individual who will build a research program centered on parasitic diseases, including mechanistic aspects of parasite biology or interactions with hosts and vectors or translational research on parasitic diseases. The position includes a very competitive salary, excellent laboratory space and a generous start-up package. The successful candidate would build on the research strengths of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, one of the world’s leading centers for parasite research, and contribute to our NIH -funded training program. Teaching responsibilities in the Department of Infectious Diseases will be in our undergraduate, graduate or professional programs.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (3 pages) and teaching philosophy. Three confidential letters of recommendation are required, and applicants should request their referees submit them to . Application materials submitted in other ways will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin on November 1st, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Contact with questions.

Posting Details

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Working Title

Assistant Professor


VetMed-Infectious Diseases

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 ( ). 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 3,000 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 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 health.

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 ( )

The Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases ( CTEGD ) at the University of Georgia is one of the largest international centers of excellence focused on research for diseases of poverty. Based on a strong foundation of parasitology, immunology, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, vector biology, and genetics, CTEGD’s 24 faculty are from nine departments in five colleges/schools. Researchers and students work together on some of the most important causes of human suffering around the world, including malaria, schistosomiasis, African sleeping sickness, Chagas disease, cryptosporidiosis, toxoplasmosis, leishmaniasis, and filariasis.

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Benefits Eligible


Advertised Salary

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Job Closing Date

Open until filled


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 (

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Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at .

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Assistant Professor


Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

PhD, DVM, or MD degree in a biomedical or biological science

Additional Requirements

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

Evidence of productive postdoctoral training is preferred.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Applicants should demonstrate the ability for multidisciplinary collaborative research and a desire for continued collaboration with faculty in CVM, CTEGD and the University.

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?


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


Does this position require a P-Card?


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


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 website .

Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .


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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation

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