Employment Opportunities at Odum


Faculty Positions


Tenured or Tenure-Track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Position in Quantitative Disease Ecology

The University of Georgia is hiring a cluster of eight tenure-track or tenured faculty in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Infectious Disease Dynamics through a Presidential Faculty Hiring Initiative over two years, five with target start date in August 2022 and three with target start date in August 2023.

As part of this cluster hire, the Odum School of Ecology invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor. The position starts on August 1, 2022 and is an academic year appointment (9 months) with an opportunity to supplement salary during the summer.

The eight faculty positions are distributed over the following four schools or colleges: Department of Statistics, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Odum School of Ecology, School of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, College of Public Health. To facilitate interaction among these researchers, each faculty member will have membership in the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases (CEID) and/or the Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB). Collectively, these new faculty members will help position UGA to contribute to anticipated national networks of centers for molecular epidemiology, predictive intelligence for infectious diseases, and infectious disease forecasting, modeling, and analytics. For more information on the cluster hiring initiative and all the open positions, visit ceid.uga.edu/idd.

Qualifications: PhD in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, or a related field. The successful candidate will have expertise in the computational analysis of pathogen or parasite transmission, mathematical modeling, and/or phylodynamic methods applied to diseases of global concern including zoonoses, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, diseases impacting humans, livestock or endangered species. Please see the requirements for Associate and Full Professors in the Unit Criteria for Promotion and Tenure for the Odum School of Ecology.

Responsibilities: The faculty member will contribute to teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in infectious disease ecology and other topics depending on their areas of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program that is nationally and internationally recognized. The ideal candidate will also provide institutional leadership with a part-time administrative position as Associate Director of the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases.

To apply for the position, candidates should visit https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/224861. Review of all positions begins November 15, 2021 and continues until filled. All applications received by December 24, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications should include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement highlighting interest in and contributions to infectious disease modeling and forecasting, 4) teaching statement, and 5) statement on commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Applicants should also provide names and contact information for at least 3 references using the online system. Questions about this search should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. John Drake, at jdrake@uga.edu.

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.

Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (exploregeorgia.org). UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu). UGA typically ranks in the top 25 on national rankings of public research universities (http://www.uga.edu/profile/pride/rankings/) and Athens, Georgia is frequently ranked as one of the best places to live in the US (https://athensclarkecounty.com/82/Accolades).


Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Policy and Ecology

The Odum School of Ecology of the University of Georgia (UGA) seeks qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track or tenured position at the assistant or associate professor level in the area of environmental policy and ecology. This position will also hold the title of Director of Policy of the UGA River Basin Center. We welcome candidates who work in any policy area with a connection to water, such as water institutions and governance, environmental justice, land use, water quality, climate change, imperiled species, nature-based infrastructure, or coastal issues, and socio-ecological systems. The Odum School of Ecology is world-renowned for its contributions to ecosystem ecology, disease ecology, and aquatic ecology, among other areas. It maintains vibrant graduate and undergraduate training programs, awarding undergraduate degrees (BS and AB), masters’ degrees (MS in Ecology and MS in Integrative Conservation and Sustainability), and two PhD degrees (PhD in Ecology and PhD in Integrative Conservation). The River Basin Center, hosted by the Odum School, serves to connect interdisciplinary water-related research at UGA with management and policy. As co-director, this position will provide leadership to the policy work at the center, enhance connections with other campus units, and attract external grants and contracts.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and teach courses in environmental policy. Eligible candidates should have a PhD in ecology, environmental science and management, or a related field, and a track record of publishing peer-reviewed articles commensurate for appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates with a PhD in public policy or a related field will be considered if they have the experience or training in biophysical sciences necessary to advise graduate students in ecology; the latter requirement can be met with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a biophysical science or demonstrated publication record in ecological journals. To apply, candidates should submit: (i) cover letter indicating career goals; (ii) curriculum vitae; (iii) statement of research accomplishments and future research goals (2 pages max); (iv) statement of teaching philosophy and experiences regarding instruction and mentoring (2 pages max); (v) statement of philosophy and experiences in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (1 page max); (vi) three reprints of research papers; and (vii) names and contact information (email address and phone) for three references. All applicants who apply by November 29, 2021 will receive full consideration, though the position will remain open until filled. Applications should be submitted to: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/226846. Questions can be directed to Dr. Seth Wenger, search committee chair, at swenger@uga.edu. To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an Associate 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. For information regarding requirements for each faculty rank, please see the Odum School of Ecology Criteria for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure at https://provost.uga.edu/_resources/documents/Ecology_2015.pdf

The University of Georgia, the oldest state-chartered university in the United States, is a land and sea grant institution located in the city of Athens, 70 miles east 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 sees the benefits of the changing seasons. It is known for its high quality of life, a vibrant music scene, excellent restaurants and access to a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA institution committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. 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 UGA’s human resources department (hrweb@uga.edu).


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Postdoctoral and Staff Positions

When available, postdoctoral associate and staff positions at the Odum School of Ecology are posted on the University of Georgia Office of Human Resources job search website.


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