Assistant Professor/Director of Policy River Basin Ctr.
*Posting Number:*F0836P*Working Title:*Assistant Professor/Director of Policy River Basin Ctr.*Department:*Ecology Dean's Office*About the University of Georgia:*The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ([http://www.uga.edu/](http://www.uga.edu/)). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.*About the College/Unit/Department:*The Odum School of Ecology is world-renowned for its contributions to ecosystem ecology, disease ecology, and aquatic ecology, among other areas. It maintains vibrant graduate and undergraduate training programs, awarding undergraduate degrees (BS and AB), masters' degrees (MS in Ecology and MS in Integrative Conservation and Sustainability), and two PhD degrees (PhD in Ecology and PhD in Integrative Conservation). The River Basin Center, hosted by the Odum School, serves to connect interdisciplinary water-related research at UGA with management and policy.*College/Unit/Department website:*[ https://www.ecology.uga.edu](https://www.ecology.uga.edu)*Posting Type:*External*Employment Type:*Employee*Benefits Eligibility:*Benefits Eligible*Underutilization:*Minorities & Females*Anticipated Start Date:*08/01/2021*Job Posting Date:*02/25/2021*Open until filled:*Yes*Special Instructions to Applicants:*The Odum School is dedicated to supporting and enhancing diversity and inclusivity, and strongly encourages applications from candidates who will enrich that mission. To apply, candidates should submit: (i) cover letter indicating career goals; (ii) curriculum vitae; (iii) statement of research accomplishments and future research goals (2 pages max); (iv) statement of teaching philosophy and experiences regarding instruction and mentoring (2 pages max); (v) statement of philosophy and experiences in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (1 page max); (vi) three reprints of research papers; and (vii) names and contact information (email address and phone) for three references. All applicants who apply by April 1, 2021 will receive full consideration, though the position will remain open until filled. Questions can be directed to Dr. Seth Wenger, search committee chair, at email@example.com.*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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).*Classification Title:*Assistant Professor*Faculty Rank:*Assistant Professor*Contract Type:*Academic (9 mo.)*Tenure Status:*Tenure Track*Minimum Qualifications:*Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.*Position Summary:*This is a 9-month academic position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of environmental policy and ecology. This position will also hold the title of Director of Policy of the UGA River Basin Center (RBC). The position will be interdisciplinary in nature and will conduct research in environmental policy and ecology, instruct undergraduate and graduate level courses. The position will provide leadership to the policy work at the RBC, enhance connections with other campus units, and attract external grants and contracts. We welcome candidates who work in any policy area with a connection to water such as water governance, environmental justice, land use, water quality, climate change, imperiled species, nature-based infrastructure or coastal issues. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and teach courses in environmental policy.*Additional Requirements:*Candidates should have a PhD in ecology, environmental science and management, or a related field. Candidates with a PhD in public policy or a related field will also be considered if they have the experience or training in biophysical sciences necessary to advise graduate students in ecology; the latter requirement can be met with a bachelor's or master's degree in a biophysical science or demonstrated publication record in ecological journals.*Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:*The successful candidate will have a track record of publishing peer reviewed articles commensurate for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.*Is this a Position of Trust?:*Yes*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?:*Yes*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](https://hr.uga.edu/applicants/pre-employment-background-investigations/) website.