Odum School seeks two faculty members in infectious disease dynamics

Contact: John Drake, [email protected]

The Odum School of Ecology is now accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Quantitative Community Ecology of Infectious Diseases and an open rank, tenure-track position in Quantitative Disease Ecology to start on August 1, 2023. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by October 1, 2022, will receive full consideration.

The positions are part of a cluster of eight new faculty positions in the fields of artificial intelligence, data science, and dynamics of infectious diseases. The new positions will be cross-disciplinary and will be based in units across campus, including the College of Public Health, College of Engineering, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and Odum School of Ecology.

To facilitate interaction, each of the new faculty members will have membership in the UGA Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases (CEID) and/or the Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB).

“These timely additions to the UGA faculty will expand our capacity to tackle the growing threat of infectious diseases,” said John Drake, Distinguished Research Professor in the Odum School of Ecology and director of the CEID. “They will allow us to engage in new areas of research and gain a more holistic understanding of infectious disease dynamics that can inform efforts to prepare against and prevent future epidemics.” 

The Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Dynamics of Infectious Diseases cluster is part of the UGA Presidential Interdisciplinary Faculty Hiring Initiative in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, which aims to add 50 faculty members in eight focal areas over the next two years.