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.
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. A PhD (or equivalent) in plant biology or a related field is required at the time of appointment. 1+ year of postdoctoral experience and prior success utilizing and/or managing herbarium/museum collections is highly desirable.
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. Applications must be submitted online (https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/283870). Candidates should also arrange for the submission of a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can be directed to the search committee using the same address. Completed applications received by Nov. 4, 2022 are assured full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University 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 should contact Central HR (email@example.com). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.