The College of Engineering at the University of Georgia is seeking
to grow and diversify its programs through investments in faculty
with expertise in data science and artificial intelligence as it
applies to the research and scholarship in the Precision One Health
The College invites applications for multiple open rank, 9-month
tenured or tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant,
Associate, or Full Professor level. These positions will start on
August 1, 2022, and are an academic year appointment (9 months)
with an opportunity to supplement salary during the summer.
The hiring is part of a campus-wide Presidential Interdisciplinary
Faculty Hiring Initiative in Data Science and Artificial
Intelligence that aims to recruit 50 faculty members who will
educate students and advance research in data science and AI.
Rather than being housed exclusively in a single department,
however, the majority of UGA’s newly recruited faculty will focus
on the fusion of data science and AI in cross-cutting areas such as
infectious diseases, integrative precision agriculture, ethics,
cybersecurity, resilient communities, and the environment.
The UGA College of Engineering will utilize this initiative to
demonstrate our commitment to diversifying our faculty and ensure
that we maintain and grow the culture of equity and inclusivity in
our college. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of
the university and
, and this hiring initiative will make use of the best
practices to ensure an inclusive search process. The Diversity
and Inclusion Plan
for the college identifies priority areas
for our investments and through the 2021-2022 academic year we will
develop a Diversity Strategic Plan as part of a campus-wide effort.
The college offers structured mentoring programs for all faculty
that support professional development. Several programs exist to
enhance the inclusiveness of our college, including a student-led
Engineering Equity Council and facilitated dialogue that promotes
discourse on topics in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The focus of this hiring initiative will be in the field of
Precision One Health, and will be part of a cluster spanning the
College of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of
Public Health, and College of Pharmacy. Areas of research and
scholarship may include, but are not limited to, using data science
approaches to advance understanding of human health, diagnostics,
medical devices, and therapeutics.
The College of Engineering already has significant expertise in
basic and translational research in biochemical engineering,
cellular and pharmaceutical biomanufacturing, biomaterials and
tissue engineering, and biomedical optics. We are interested in
candidates that will strengthen or complement these areas in
keeping with the theme of data science and artificial intelligence
for precision health.
Applications are sought in areas that interface data science and
artificial intelligence with Precision One Health, in particular
the use of mathematical modeling and systems biology tools to
develop quantitative models of complex physiological systems to
understand mechanisms of disease progression and/or
Faculty hired as part of this initiative will join a rapidly
growing engineering college that combines interdisciplinary
research and scholarship with excellent instruction and service.
The UGA College of Engineering currently enrolls over 2,500
engineering majors and has over 80 full-time faculty across
fifteen-degree programs. Significant investments in infrastructure
have resulted in an expansion of laboratory facilities for research
and scholarship and new classrooms and instructional labs. College
of Engineering faculty will have space in two major capital
projects on campus to create interdisciplinary research facilities.
Our main instructional facility has also undergone complete
renovation to create flexible classrooms that enable a range of
teaching modalities and the incorporation of interdisciplinary
instructional labs. The common instructional facilities also foster
diversity since they allow faculty, staff, and students to interact
and collaborate in a single facility.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants are asked to submit the following information along with
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or Dr. Luke Mortensen at firstname.lastname@example.org
- A detailed curriculum vita.
- A cover letter (not to exceed one page) addressing the
candidate’s experience relative to the responsibilities of the
- A statement describing the candidate’s commitment to diversity,
equity, and inclusion as evidenced by scholarship, teaching, and/or
service endeavors as well as the creation of an equitable and
inclusive professional environment.
- A teaching statement not to exceed 2 pages.
- A research statement not to exceed 2 pages.
- The names, titles, and contact information for three
All applications received by January 2, 2022 will receive full
Open Rank Faculty - Precision One Health Initiative
ENGR-Chem Material & Biomed
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
The College of Engineering at the University of Georgia is one of
the fastest growing programs at UGA and one of the fastest growing
public colleges of engineering in the nation. Since our founding in
2012, enrollment in the College of Engineering has grown to over
2,400 students. Students and faculty alike are attracted to our
setting in a comprehensive, land-grant, research institution that’s
consistently ranked among the 20 best public universities in the
nation. The rapidly expanding UGA engineering program focuses on
opportunities for learning, discovery and innovation at the
confluence of disciplines.
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information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or
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Academic (9 mo.)
Tenure Track or Tenured
A Ph.D. in any engineering discipline relevant to the field of
Please see the requirements for Assistant, Associate, and Full
Professors in the
Unit Criteria for Promotion and Tenure for the College of
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
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or
Is this a Position of Trust?
- A strong record of research, scholarship, and instruction that
is commensurate with the stage in their professional career and
aligned with the areas of research and scholarship associated with
- A focus on interdisciplinary scholarship that addresses
critical societal challenges.
Does this position have operation, access, or control of
Does this position require a P-Card?
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this
Is driving a responsibility of this position?
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children
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
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- Other Documents #1
- List of References with Contact Information
- Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
- Research Portfolio/Philosophy