Assistant Professor in the Area of Human Genetics

Position ID: 37718
University of Georgia
Arts & Sciences
Position Description
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Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2017_00534F
Working Title Assistant Professor
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Department GENETICS
Job Summary

Tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in the area of human genetics. The ideal candidate will establish an active and independent research program grounded in the genetic analysis of human populations related to human biology, development, evolution, and/or disease, and may also use computational and /or model experimental systems to address mechanistic questions. UGA Genetics is strong in evolution, molecular genetics, and genomics, and we are looking for a colleague who will both strengthen and diversify our core areas. The candidate will be expected to maintain a rigorous, externally funded research program. Teaching will be at both the undergraduate and graduate level, with an expectation of participation in graduate training. For information about the department, see

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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests. 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. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA is a land- and sea-grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (;

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in a biological science or a relevant field.

Preferred Qualifications

At least 1 year of postdoctoral experience and a strong record of scientific productivity.

Posting Date 10/23/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
Special Instructions Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and no more than 2 page (each) statements of research and teaching interests, and copies of up to three publications. Applicants will be asked to provide names and e-mail addresses of three letter-writers who will receive an online link for submitting letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Informal enquiries and questions may be addressed to one of the co-chairs of the search committee, Drs. Kelly Dyer ( and Doug Menke (
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Human/Medical Genetics
Genetics, General
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