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Assistant Professor - Insect-microbe Interactions

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Application Procedure: To apply applicants should submit the following materials: 1. Cover letter; 2. Curriculum vitae; 3. and Description of research and teaching interests. You will also be required to include a list of at least three references during the application process. When the applicant selects or reaches the "Professional References" section, they will be asked to provide their reference contact information here prior to submitting your application. Reference Providers will be sent, at the appropriate time during the recruitment process, an email through the FacultyJobs@UGA system with instructions on how to submit their letters of recommendation. References will not be contacted without prior notification to applicant. The application file and reference letters should be submitted online at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/482. Questions related to this position may be directed to Dr. M. R. Strand (Chair). To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by November 7, 2016.

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2016_00205F
Posting Type
Official Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Working Title Assistant Professor - Insect-microbe Interactions
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Department ENTOMOLOGY
Salary Range
Job Summary

The Department of Entomology at the University of Georgia has developed a core research area in the study of insect-microbe interactions.  As part of this initiative, the Department seeks to fill a new tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a 12 month appointment. Proposed research can target any insect-associated microbial group, including viruses, span the species interaction continuum from pathogenic to mutualistic, or address any pertinent functional area of inquiry. Candidates using approaches in the molecular sciences, evolution, or ecology will be considered. However, the ideal candidate will take a multidisciplinary approach and integrate underlying mechanisms of insect-microbial interactions with function at the organismal level and above. Expertise in the Dept. of Entomology and elsewhere on campus offers unique collaborative potential in genetics, genomics, parasitology, microbiology, ecology, and evolution. Successful candidates will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program and contribute to instruction in the Department.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) and experience in research with insect-associated microbial groups.

Preferred Qualifications
Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 09/20/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents