[ECOLOG-L] Assistant Professor Ecosystem Health

The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and the Odum School of Ecology at the
University of Georgia invite applications for an academic-year, tenure-
track position as an Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Health. The
successful applicant will be located at the Savannah River Ecology
Laboratory in Aiken, S.C. and will report to the Director of the Savannah
River Ecology Laboratory (0.75 EFT) and to the Dean of the Odum School of
Ecology (0.25 EFT). This position is part of an ongoing cluster hire in
Natural Resources Sustainability led by the Savannah River Ecology
Laboratory, the Odum School of Ecology and the Warnell School of Forestry
and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to develop an
extramurally funded and internationally recognized research program focused
on the role of environmental stressors (e.g., radionuclides, heavy metals,
other contaminants, or pathogens) in the degradation of ecosystem health
and function (including individuals, populations or ecosystems). It is
expected that a portion of the successful candidate’s research will be
conducted on the Savannah River Site. The research program will be
complemented by contributions to instruction on the main UGA campus in
Athens, GA as well as contributions to Maymester courses on the Savannah
River Site in Aiken, SC. Specific courses to be taught will be based on
instructional needs and candidate expertise. The successful candidate also
will be involved in graduate education via advising of graduate students
and service on graduate student committees. Professional service to groups
such as state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations,
professional societies, and the public also is expected, in addition to
interaction with colleagues at UGA and the broader academic community.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in an appropriate field
(Ecology, Biology, Ecotoxicology, or related discipline), with demonstrated
potential for research and teaching proficiency. The candidate should have
demonstrated expertise in radioecology, ecotoxicology, systems ecology or
disease ecology and clear evidence of disciplinary skill sets needed to
develop a rigorous, extramurally funded research program. Preference will
be given to candidates having a record of excellence in research, teaching,
and service commensurate with time since degree. Applicants with
demonstrated expertise in the use of modelling and/or molecular tools to
address issues of ecosystem health are especially encouraged to apply.
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory: The successful candidate will be located
at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, a research unit of the University
of Georgia located on the 300 mi2 Savannah River Site, a Department of
Energy facility near Aiken, SC (http://srel.uga.edu). With a staff of over
70 faculty, postdocs, research professionals, technicians, and graduate
students, the laboratory pursues basic and applied research at multiple
levels of ecological organization, from atoms to ecosystems. SREL also
provides opportunities for graduate and undergraduate research training,
and service to the community through environmental outreach. Throughout its
60+ year history SREL has strived to acquire and communicate knowledge that
contributes to sound ecological stewardship.
Odum School of Ecology: The tenure home of the successful candidate will
be in the Odum School of Ecology at the main UGA campus in Athens, GA. The
University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a land/sea grant institution
comprised of 16 schools and colleges, and is located <90 miles from
Atlanta. Enrollment is about 34,000 undergraduate, graduate, and
professional students. The Odum School of Ecology is a unique stand-alone
college dedicated to a broad and integrative view of ecology (for more
information see: ecology.uga.edu).

Application Procedure: To ensure full consideration, each candidate should
submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research
interests, and contact information for 3 references by 10 August2015. The
starting date is negotiable, however January 2016 is preferred. Send
applications to: Dr. Gary Mills, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Drawer
E, Aiken, SC 29802; Phone (803) 725-5368; FAX (803) 725-3309; Email
gmills@srel.uga.edu

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, or protected veteran status.

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