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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant or Associate Professor Environmental Policy &
Ecology-Odum School of Ecology
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 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 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.
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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
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Academic (9 mo.)
Tenure Track or Tenured
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.
Please see the requirements for Assistant and Associate Professors
in the Unit
Criteria for Promotion and Tenure for the Odum School of
as well as the UGA Guidelines for Appointment,
Promotion and Tenure
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
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
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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)
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financial responsibilities. For additional information about the
credit check criteria, visit the
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- Cover Letter
- Sample Publications
- Other Documents #1
- List of References with Contact Information
- Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
- Research Portfolio/Philosophy