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he Odum School of Ecology currently has the following positions available:

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Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Integrative Organismal Ecology

Two Full-time Lecturer Positions in Ecology

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF INTEGRATIVE ORGANISMAL ECOLOGY

The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track, academic year (9-month) position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek candidates whose research is at the organismal scale of organization, and that integrates ecophysiology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary ecology or functional morphology. The ideal candidate will use innovative approaches to address fundamental questions in their field, and be able to collaborate effectively with other members of the school. We are interested in candidates whose research program has a strong empirical focus, and applicants can focus on any taxonomic group or study system (terrestrial, marine or freshwater). The successful candidate will be expected to have demonstrated excellence and productivity in research, to maintain a rigorous, externally funded research program, and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Primary teaching responsibilities will include contributing to a large-enrollment introductory course in ecology, and upper-level courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. Applicants with an interest in utilizing one or more of our field stations and facilities are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate would establish bridges with other units at UGA such as Genetics, Forestry and Natural Resources, Veterinary Medicine, Plant Biology, Marine Sciences, Microbiology or Entomology.

To apply, candidates must have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in ecology, biology, or a related field. Candidates should submit applications electronically at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2765. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following items in PDF format: (a) a cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of research goals (2 pages max.), (d) a statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages max.), (e) 3 representative peer-reviewed journal articles, and (f) names and contact information (email, address and phone) for three referees. Applications should be received by 23 October 2017 to ensure full consideration. The anticipated start date for the position is August 2018.

The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia. Georgia is well known for its quality of life with both outdoor and urban activities UGA is a land grant/sea grant institution located approximately 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. It is within an hour driving distance from the North Georgia mountains and four hours from the Atlantic coast. Athens enjoys a mild climate and yet still sees the benefits of the changing seasons, and is well known for its vibrant music scene.

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, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.


 

Two Full-time Lecturer Positions in Ecology

The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia invites applications for two full-time Lecturers (non-tenure track) to contribute to instructional offerings in our B.S. and A.B. undergraduate degree programs in ecology and to provide support for administering these programs.

12-month Lecturer

10-month Lecturer


Lecturer, 12-month, Ecology

The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia (http://www.ecology.uga.edu) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer (non-tenure track) to contribute to instructional offerings in our B.S. and A.B. undergraduate degree programs in Ecology and to coordinate these programs. We seek candidates who are passionate about quality undergraduate education and who can contribute to advising and mentoring of students interested in either traditional ecological science careers (through the B.S. degree), or in careers focused on translation of ecological science into policy, management, and other applications (via the A.B. degree). Applicants must show evidence of excellence in teaching, an ability to collaboratively and creatively lead and support a growing undergraduate academic program, and excellent organizational skills. To apply, candidates must have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in ecology or a related field, such as sustainability, conservation biology or environmental policy.

This posting is for a 12-month appointment that includes summer responsibilities in recruitment, orientation, and advising of undergraduates. We envision that this Lecturer will take primary responsibility for leading and administering the undergraduate programs, and will teach 3 courses per year. In addition to leadership of the undergraduate program committee, administrative duties include advising undergraduate students and assisting in registration, facilitating undergraduate program development and assessment, coordinating undergraduate internships, publicizing the degree programs and recruiting new students, updating website materials, and participating in orientation and commencement activities. Lecturers at the University of Georgia are eligible for rank promotion as per UGA guidelines: http://provost.uga.edu/index.php/policies/appointment-promotion-and-tenure/guidelines-for-appointment-and-promotion-of-lecturers)

To apply, candidates should electronically submit their application at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2587

Applicants should submit, in PDF format, the following items:

(a) cover letter indicating career goals, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) 2-page statement of teaching philosophy and experiences regarding undergraduate instruction and mentoring, and (d) names and contact information (address, email and phone) for three professional references who can address the candidate’s qualifications. A separate file with evidence in support of teaching excellence can also be uploaded, but should be limited to 10 pages (items included could be course syllabi, letters from students taught, peer teaching evaluations, or excerpts from student evaluations). Applications should be received by 18 Sep 2017 to ensure full consideration.

Note that a second lecturer position (10-month appointment) in the Odum School of Ecology is being advertised, and applicants interested in both positions must apply separately. An application link for the 10-month position is available online: http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2594.

The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia. Georgia is well known for its quality of life with both outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.gov). UGA (www.uga.edu) is a land grant/sea grant institution located approximately 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. It is within an hour driving distance from the North Georgia Mountains and four hours from the Atlantic coast. Athens enjoys a mild climate and yet still sees the benefits of the changing seasons. It is well known for its vibrant and evolving music scene, serving as the hometown of bands such as R.E.M., the B-52’s, Widespread Panic, the Drive-By Truckers, of Montreal, and Futurebirds.

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, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.


Position Announcement: Lecturer, 10-month, Ecology

The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia (http://www.ecology.uga.edu/) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer (non-tenure track) to contribute to instructional offerings in our B.S. and A.B. undergraduate degree programs in ecology and to provide support for administering these programs. We seek candidates who are passionate about quality undergraduate education and who can contribute to advising and mentoring of students interested in either traditional ecological science careers (through the B.S. degree), or in careers focused on translation of ecological science into policy, management, and other applications (via the A.B. degree). Applicants must show evidence of excellence in teaching, an ability to collaboratively support a growing undergraduate academic program, and excellent organizational skills. To apply, candidates must have a PhD or terminal degree in ecology or a related field, such as sustainability, conservation biology or environmental policy.

This posting is for a 9-month academic position with 1-month of summer support provided (i.e., 10 months of salary) with responsibility for teaching 4 courses per year, including an introductory course in either ecology or environmental science, a service-learning course focused on environmental management or policy, a course in science communication, and other courses to be developed based on the expertise of the successful candidate. This position will contribute to administrative duties including advisement of undergraduate students for registration, facilitating undergraduate program assessment, coordinating undergraduate internships, publicizing the degree programs, updating website materials, and participation in orientation and commencement activities. Lecturers at the University of Georgia are eligible for rank promotion as per UGA guidelines: http://provost.uga.edu/index.php/policies/appointment-promotion-and-tenure/guidelines-for-appointment-and-promotion-of-lecturers.

To apply, candidates should electronically submit their application at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2594

Applicants should submit, in PDF format, the following items: (a) cover letter indicating career goals, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) 2-page statement of teaching philosophy and experiences regarding undergraduate instruction and mentoring, (d) names and contact information (address, email and phone) for three professional references who can address the candidate’s qualifications. A separate file with evidence in support of teaching excellence can also be uploaded, but should be limited to 10 pages (items included could be course syllabi, letters from students taught, peer teaching evaluations, or excerpts from student evaluations). Applications should be received by 18 Sep 2017 to ensure full consideration.

Note that a second lecturer position (12-month appointment) in the Odum School of Ecology is being advertised, and applicants interested in both positions must apply separately. An application link for the 12-month position is available online: http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2587.

The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia. Georgia is well known for its quality of life with both outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.gov). UGA (www.uga.edu) is a land grant/sea grant institution located approximately 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. It is within an hour’s driving distance from the North Georgia Mountains and four hours from the Atlantic coast. Athens enjoys a mild climate and yet still sees the benefits of the changing seasons. It is well known for its vibrant and evolving music scene, serving as the hometown of bands such as R.E.M., the B-52’s, Widespread Panic, the Drive-By Truckers, of Montreal, and Futurebirds.

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, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

 

Staff Positions

Admin Specialist - IDEAS Program (part-time)
This position serves as an administrative assistant and liaison to the Program Director of the NSF IDEAS Training Program housed within the Odum School of Ecology. Open until filled.

For more information and to apply visit the UGA employment listing site (iPaws) and search for Posting #20171543


Data Scientist (full-time)
Position will coordinate collaborative research projects and working groups in the UGA Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases. Open until filled.

For more information and to apply visit the UGA employment listing site (iPaws) and search for Posting #20170278


Scientific Computing Professional Associate (full-time)
This position is for a computer programmer in an ecology lab. The incumbent will be responsible for performing both independent research projects and acting as programming support for other scientists in the research group and must therefore be able to work well in a group setting. Open until filled.
For more information and to apply visit the UGA employment listing site (iPaws) and search for Posting #20150383

 

Internships
- None at this time