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Assistant Professor in Geobiology

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 17, 2021

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

The University of Georgia is accepting applications for two 9-month, tenure-track appointments offered at the rank of Assistant Professor. Both positions are joint appointments between the Department of Geology ( https://geology.uga.edu/ ) and the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory ( SREL ; https://srel.uga.edu/ ). One appointment will be stationed at the UGA main campus in Athens, GA with a focus in geobiology. The other appointment will be stationed at SREL near Aiken, SC with a focus in subsurface contaminant transport. The anticipated start date for both positions is 8/1/2022.

This opportunity is open to applicants with a strong background in subsurface microbiological processes. The candidate will use geochemical and molecular techniques as their primary approach to address the interaction between biota and earth materials. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain innovative research and teaching programs that complement the department’s existing strengths and will benefit from the unique opportunity to access to SREL and Savannah River National Lab. Teaching responsibilities include an introductory geology course and undergraduate/graduate courses in the research specialty.

Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications received by February 15, 2022 will receive full consideration. Complete applications, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, copies of up to three recent relevant publications, and contact information for three references. Questions about this position should be addressed to the search chair, Dr. Charlotte Garing, charlotte.garing@uga.edu .

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1076P

Working Title

Assistant Professor in Geobiology

Department

Franklin-Geology

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

Department of Geology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences ( https://geology.uga.edu/ ).
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory ( SREL ; https://srel.uga.edu/ )

The University of Georgia is dedicated 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.

College/Unit/Department website

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Anticipated Start Date

08/01/2022

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

11/17/2021

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

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

Position Information

Classification Title

Assistant Professor

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in geosciences, biology, or a related discipline, at the time of appointment.

Additional Requirements

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

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community, through their teaching, research, and service.

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

Yes

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

Yes

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.

Duties/Responsibilities

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  5. Sample Publications
  6. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents

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