Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Quantitative Disease Ecology

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 13, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Geology & Earth Sciences, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Posting Number F1019P Working Title Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Quantitative Disease Ecology Department Ecology-Odum School of Ecology 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 College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Minorities & Females Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2022 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 10/13/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications begins December 24, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. All applications received by December 24, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications should include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement highlighting interest in and contributions to infectious disease modeling and forecasting, 4) teaching statement, and 5) statement on commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (should be uploaded as “Other Documents #1”). Applicants should also provide names and contact information for at least 3 references using the online system.

Questions about this search should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. John Drake, at jdrake@uga.edu. 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). UGA Statement
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 https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.
Position Details

Classification Title Open Rank FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank Contract Type Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status Tenure Track or Tenured Minimum Qualifications
PhD in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, or a related field. Position Summary
The University of Georgia ( UGA ) is hiring a cluster of eight tenure-track or tenured faculty in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Infectious Disease Dynamics through a Presidential Faculty Hiring Initiative over two years, five with target start date in August 2022 and three with target start date in August 2023.

As part of this cluster hire, the Odum School of Ecology invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.

The faculty member will contribute to teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in infectious disease ecology and other topics depending on their areas of expertise.

This cluster will strengthen and expand UGA’s position as a global leader in infectious disease dynamics. Recognized globally for its contributions to disease ecology, epidemiology, and evolution, UGA is seeking to build on its existing core strengths in modeling pathogen spillover, transmission, interventions, and spatial spread by expanding its capabilities in epidemic forecasting, biosurveillance, applications of artificial intelligence to infectious disease research and infectious disease dynamics, and nonparametric, agent-based, and multi-scale modeling of disease transmission.

UGA seeks to expand research at the cutting edge of infectious disease science, and build scientific capacity for pandemic prevention and preparedness. This hiring cluster is aimed at developing an integrated basic and translational scientific paradigm for understanding epidemics. In line with these goals and new national priorities pertaining to pandemic prediction and preparedness, UGA is seeking data scientists cross-trained in epidemiology, ecology and informatics. UGA is currently hiring for five faculty positions in one of four schools or colleges:

The Department of Statistics, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
The Odum School of Ecology
The School of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
The Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, College of Public Health (2 positions)

To facilitate interaction among these researchers, each faculty member will have membership in the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases ( CEID ) and/or theI nstitute of Bioinformatics ( IOB ) . Collectively, these new faculty members will help position UGA to contribute to anticipated national networks of centers for molecular epidemiology, predictive intelligence for infectious diseases, and infectious disease forecasting, modeling, and analytics.

In the coming years, the University of Georgia will hire a total of 50 faculty in eight clusters through the Presidential Interdisciplinary Faculty Hiring Initiative in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence ( https://t.uga.edu/7hW ).

The five currently open positions start on August 1, 2022, and are academic year appointments (9 months) with an opportunity to supplement salary during the summer.

For more information on the cluster hiring initiative and all the open positions, visit ceid.uga.edu/idd . Additional Requirements
Please see the requirements for Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors in the Unit Criteria for Promotion and Tenure for the Odum School of Ecology .

To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an Associate Professor or Full Professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire. Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
The successful candidate will have expertise in the computational analysis of pathogen or parasite transmission, mathematical modeling, and/or phylodynamic methods applied to diseases of global concern including zoonoses, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, diseases impacting humans, livestock or endangered species. Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies 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? 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) 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.



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