Assistant or Associate Professor Environmental Policy & Ecology

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Geology & Earth Sciences, Other Science & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Posting Number F1051P Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor Environmental Policy & 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.

Athens is within an hour driving distance from the North Georgia Mountains and four hours from the Atlantic coast. Athens enjoys a mild climate and yet sees the benefits of the changing seasons. It is known for its high quality of life, a vibrant music scene, excellent restaurants and access to a variety of outdoor recreational activities. About the College/Unit/Department
The Odum School of Ecology (http://www.ecology.uga.edu) is world-renowned for its contributions to ecosystem ecology, disease ecology, and aquatic ecology, among other areas. It maintains vibrant graduate and undergraduate training programs, awarding undergraduate degrees (BS and AB), masters’ degrees (MS in Ecology and MS in Integrative Conservation and Sustainability), and two PhD degrees (PhD in Ecology and PhD in Integrative Conservation). The River Basin Center (http://rivercenter.uga.edu), hosted by the Odum School, serves to connect interdisciplinary water-related research at UGA with management and policy. 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 10/22/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications begin November 29, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. All applications received by November 29th, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications should include: (i) cover letter indicating career goals; (ii) curriculum vitae; (iii) statement of research accomplishments and future research goals (2 pages max); (iv) statement of teaching philosophy and experiences regarding instruction and mentoring (2 pages max); (v) statement of philosophy and experiences in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (1 page max); (vi) three reprints of research papers; and (vii) names and contact information (email address and phone) for three references.
Questions can be directed to Dr. Seth Wenger, search committee chair, at swenger@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

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
Eligible candidates should have a PhD in ecology, environmental science and management, or a related field, and a track record of publishing peer-reviewed articles commensurate for appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates with a PhD in public policy or a related field will be considered if they have the experience or training in biophysical sciences necessary to advise graduate students in ecology; the latter requirement can be met with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a biophysical science or demonstrated publication record in ecological journals. Position Summary
This position will also hold the title of Director of Policy of the UGA River Basin Center ( RBC ). The position will be interdisciplinary in nature and will conduct research in environmental policy and ecology, instruct undergraduate and graduate level courses. The position will provide leadership to the policy work at the RBC, enhance connections with other campus units, and attract external grants and contracts.

The Odum School of Ecology of the University of Georgia ( UGA ) seeks qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track or tenured position at the assistant or associate professor level in the area of environmental policy and ecology.
We welcome candidates who work in any policy area with a connection to water, such as water institutions and governance, environmental justice, land use, water quality, climate change, imperiled species, nature-based infrastructure, or coastal issues, and socio-ecological systems.

As co-director, this position will provide leadership to the policy work at the center, enhance connections with other campus units, and attract external grants and contracts. Additional Requirements
Please see the requirements for Assistant and Associate Professors in the Unit Criteria for Promotion and Tenure for the Odum School of Ecology as well as the UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure https://provost.uga.edu/faculty-affairs/UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_approved_2_2020.pdf.

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 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 be expected to maintain an externally funded research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and teach courses in environmental policy. Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies 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) 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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