Aquatic Ecosystem Health – Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia

POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a 9-month tenure track appointment with both research and teaching responsibilities at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia (UGA). The selected candidate will be expected to develop a broad research program related to aquatic ecosystem health. Research emphases could be ecotoxicology, contaminant biology, or imperiled aquatic species. The successful candidate would also be expected to participate in the UGA Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program (https://toxicology.uga.edu). The selected candidate will mentor graduate students, serve on School and University committees and actively participate in professional scientific societies. Required teaching will normally include two to three semester-long courses each academic year, including ecotoxicology. Other teaching responsibilities will depend on the selected candidate’s interests and areas of expertise.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in ecotoxicology or a related field as well as coursework and scholarly publications relevant to the position description. The successful candidate will have a strong background in aquatic science, particularly as it applies to effects of environmental stressors on aquatic organisms. At least 2 years experience working with natural aquatic systems of the southeastern U.S. or linking aquatic health to human well being would be viewed favorably. Demonstrated multidisciplinary collaborative work is preferred, with expectations for similar continued efforts with faculty both in Warnell and across the University. Strengths in oral and written communication must be evident, and evidence of excellence in teaching is preferred. Evidence of activity in research design, grant development, presentation of results at scientific meetings and publication of results in leading peer-reviewed journals is essential.

THE STATE & UNIVERSITY: Georgia is well-known for its quality of life, both in terms of outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.gov). The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a land/sea/space grant institution comprised of 17 schools and colleges. Athens is a diverse community of approximately 150,000 people located less than 75 miles from Atlanta. UGA enrolls about 39,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The Warnell School is a professional school with 64 faculty, 100 support staff, 325 undergraduates, and 200 graduate students (www.warnell.uga.edu). The School offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Forest Resources, Master of Natural Resources, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the areas of Forestry, Fisheries & Wildlife, Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, and Natural Resource Management & Sustainability. The school manages over 20,000 acres of forestland across the state in support of its teaching, outreach, and research missions.

APPLICATION: To ensure full consideration, please apply by December 16, 2019. All applicants MUST apply online through the UGAJobs system (http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/128195). Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page statements of teaching and research interests, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, and names and contact information for three references. Individuals invited for interviews will be required to have three reference letters submitted, on their behalf, directly to the chair of the search committee. University policy requires all candidates to consent to and authorize a background investigation (www.hr.uga.edu). A background investigation and request of official transcripts will be conducted on a post-offer/pre-employment basis. The starting date is negotiable but will be no later than August 1, 2020. For additional information, please contact Dr. Brian Irwin (irwin@uga.edu), chair of the search committee.

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