Quantitative Community Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Odum School of Ecology

Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Qualifications: PhD in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, or a related field. The successful candidate will have expertise in the development or use of quantitative approaches to characterize pathogen or parasite transmission in ecological communities. Areas of research may include inter- and intra-species contact networks, cross-species transmission, spillover, species interactions, meta-community theory, or other topics that focus on network and community-level analysis of pathogen or parasite ecology or evolution.

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.

Apply: ugajobsearch.com/postings/273705 

Questions: Chair of the search committee, John Drake (jdrake@uga.edu)

Position starts on August 1, 2023, and is an academic year appointment (9 months) with an opportunity to supplement salary during the summer. Review of applications begins October 1, 2022 and continue until filled. All applications received by October 1, 2022 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.

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.

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