Assistant or Associate Professor
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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
The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the
University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of
its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning
environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Anticipated Start Date
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Open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications received by December 31, 2021, are assured full
consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the
position is filled. Applicants will be asked to provide names and
contact information for 3 references using the online system.
Supporting documents should include a cover letter addressing the
candidate’s background relative to the responsibilities of the
position, curriculum vitae, 3 representative publications, and a
statement on commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity (as
“Other Documents #1 in the required documents section). In
addition, applicants should provide a statement of teaching
philosophy and a statement of research philosophy that highlights
their interest in data science and artificial intelligence, and
their contributions to understanding environmental change and
marine microbial ecosystems.
Questions about the cluster: Dr. Hilda Kurtz,
Department Head Geography
Questions about the position: Search committee
chair Dr. Deepak Mishra
Location of Vacancy
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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
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Academic (9 mo.)
Tenure Track or Tenured
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Geography, GIScience,
Environmental or Earth Science, or a related field from an
The University of Georgia ( UGA ) is hiring a cluster of six
tenure-track or tenured faculty in Environmental Artificial
Intelligence (AI) through a Presidential Faculty
over two years with three positions to start
August 2022, and three positions to start August 2023. The faculty
positions are distributed over the following four departments
within Franklin College of
Arts and Sciences
: Department of Geography
, Department of Marine Sciences
Department of Statistics
and Department of
The Environmental AI cluster will strengthen and expand UGA’s
position as a global leader in atmospheric, terrestrial, and
oceanic processes across wide-ranging spatial and temporal scales.
UGA is seeking to build on its existing core strengths in big data
analyses and multi-scale modeling of earth and marine systems,
paleoclimate, and human-environmental change and organizational
complexity by developing innovative computational and statistical
methodologies to advance understanding of ecosystem resilience and
to support climate science and sustainability. This hiring cluster
is aimed at 1) advancing machine learning capabilities in sensor
networks and remotely sensed data; 2) simulating and evaluating
environmental responses at multiple scales and planning for
resource management strategies; and 3) evaluating relationships
between environmental forcing mechanisms and responses.
Collectively, these new faculty members will contribute to the
understanding of ecosystem resiliency in the face of sea-level
rise, increasingly extreme weather events, ocean warming and
acidification, and how these climate patterns have changed through
time. These are the most challenging and pressing research problems
of our time with vast implications for decision-makers and the
public for adapting to and mitigating environmental change. To
facilitate interaction among these researchers, each faculty member
will join the existing Environmental AI working group and be
encouraged to collaborate with faculty in related research centers
or institutes across campus.
As part of the cluster hire, the Department of Geography invites
applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the
rank of Assistant or Associate Professor specializing in Geospatial
AI (GeoAI) applied to hydrological and ecosystem science. This
position starts on August 1, 2022 and is an academic year
appointment (9 months) with an opportunity to supplement salary
during the summer.
The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a
strong externally funded research program advancing novel modeling
frameworks and techniques for working with heterogeneous geospatial
data. The successful candidate is also expected to teach
effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Please see the requirements for Assistant and Associate Professors
in the Unit
Criteria for Promotion and Tenure for the Department of
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
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
We seek a GeoAI researcher with a demonstrated ability to utilize
GeoAI tools such as sensor networks, data mining, machine learning
including deep learning, and high-performance computing, as well as
strengths in big data visualization. In particular, we seek a
researcher who can support the Environmental AI working group with
transformative research that incorporates process-based models and
deep learning models.
Competitive applicants will have demonstrated interdisciplinary
collaborations that cut across academic units on campus.
Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and thus
university goals, and the University is particularly interested in
candidates with experience working with students from diverse
backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving
access to higher education for students from underrepresented
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chemicals and medications)
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Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Sample Publications
- Other Documents #1
- Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
- Research Portfolio/Philosophy