POSITION DESCRIPTION: The University of Georgia Department of Plant Biology (https://plantbio.uga.edu/) invites applications for a Plant Biology Undergraduate Teaching Specialist. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a clear and creative vision for the management of an introductory plant biology laboratory instructional program. The appointment will be at the rank of Academic Professional Associate or Academic Professional, which are full-time, non-tenure track faculty positions. For requirements for each rank, see the UGA Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Academic Professionals (https://t.uga.edu/6BD).
QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in biology, science education, or a related field is required at the time of appointment. One year of previous experience in biology education or an equivalent postdoctoral position is highly desirable, as is administrative experience in an instructional setting. Applicants are sought who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in instruction.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio including a concise statement of accomplishments in teaching and evidence of excellence in teaching, diversity statement, and a brief description of any relevant administrative experience. Application materials must be submitted online (https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/180472). Candidates should also arrange for the submission of a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Correspondence should be addressed to the search committee chair, Prof. Peggy Brickman (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin February 6, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
ANTICIPATED START DATE: August 1, 2021.
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. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.
About 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/). 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. 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, nat...ional origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.