Microscopy Society of America Placement Office

Assistant Professor in Collections-Based Research

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, United States (on-site)
15 days ago



Retirement Plan:

Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2023 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job

Posting Date:

09/27/2022 Job

Closing Date:

Open until filled:

Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should submit a: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research interests and plans for future collections-based research and herbarium curation (3 pages max); and (4) statement of teaching interests and philosophy (2 pages max). Perspectives on diversity, equity, and inclusion should be integrated into both the research and teaching statements. Candidates should also arrange for the submission of a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation to: pbio-positions@plantbio.uga.edu . Questions can be directed to the search committee using the same address. Completed applications received by Nov. 4, 2022 are assured full consideration, though review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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).

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title Assistant Professor FLSA Faculty Rank Assistant Professor Contract Type Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

A PhD (or equivalent) in plant biology or a related field is required at the time of appointment.
Position Summary
The Department of Plant Biology at the University of Georgia ( plantbio.uga.edu ) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in collections-based research focused on plant diversity, ecology, evolution, and/or conservation to begin Aug 1, 2023 at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will also serve as Curator of the University of Georgia Herbarium [GA], one of the largest herbaria in the southeastern United States with > 230,000 vascular plant specimens. Collections-based research foci could include, but are not limited to: plant conservation, plant responses to climate change, plant-fungal interactions, plant biogeography, the ecological impact of invasive plants, crop-wild relatives and plant domestication, plant-centered data science, ethnobotany, and systematics and evolution. Outstanding opportunities for collaboration exist with the GA Museum of Natural History ( naturalhistory.uga.edu ), the State Botanical Garden ( botgarden.uga.edu ), and plant science faculty across departments and colleges ( plantcenter.uga.edu ). UGA provides excellent research infrastructure including extensive greenhouses, the Georgia Genomics and Bioinformatics Core, a Microscopy Core, and the Georgia Advanced Computing Resource Center.
Additional Requirements Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
1+ year of postdoctoral experience is highly desirable.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Competitive applicants will have a strong record of research productivity, demonstrate a well-developed research plan, and exhibit a commitment to inclusive teaching/mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior success utilizing and/or managing herbarium/museum collections is highly desirable.
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.


Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
Optional Documents

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67873049
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Athens, Georgia, United States
  • Company Name For Job: University of Georgia
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor in Collections-Based Research
  • Job Function: Education
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