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Open Rank Faculty - Precision One Health Initiative

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Engineering
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary

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 Initiative cluster.

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 college , 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 pharmacodynamics.
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 their application:
  • A detailed curriculum vita.
  • A cover letter (not to exceed one page) addressing the candidate’s experience relative to the responsibilities of the position.
  • 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 professional references.
Questions related to the position may be directed to Dr. Hitesh Handa at hhanda@uga.edu or Dr. Luke Mortensen at luke.mortensen@uga.edu

All applications received by January 2, 2022 will receive full consideration.


Posting Details

Posting Number

F1057P

Working Title

Open Rank Faculty - Precision One Health Initiative

Department

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.

College/Unit/Department website

www.engr.uga.edu

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

12/01/2021

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

Open Rank

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Open Rank

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track or Tenured

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in any engineering discipline relevant to the field of precision health/medicine.

Additional Requirements

Please see the requirements for Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors in the Unit Criteria for Promotion and Tenure for the College of Engineering .

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 Certification
  • 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 this position.
  • A focus on interdisciplinary scholarship that addresses critical societal challenges.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

No

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.

Duties/Responsibilities

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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

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