Assistant Professor in Forest Pathology needed at UGA

POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is an academic year (9-month, 0.75-EFT), tenure-track, 0.50-EFT research, 0.25-EFT teaching appointment offered at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position reports directly to the Dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (Warnell School). The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program based on extramural funding. Individuals with experience in fungal pathogens, introduced pathogens, genomic and genetic approaches, and/or field diagnosis and management of forest diseases are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach or co-teach forest health and protection at the undergraduate level, and develop graduate level courses in their area of expertise. The successful candidate is also expected to help further develop the Warnell School’s Forest Biology program, advise/mentor undergraduate professional students, serve on Senior Project/Thesis advisory committees, direct/mentor graduate students, serve on School/University committees, and actively participate in professional /scientific societies.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, at least one degree in forestry or a related natural resource management field, and appropriate training and experience in plant pathology. Evidence of research productivity and the potential to attract external research funding is required. The person must also demonstrate the ability and commitment to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and be able to successfully mentor students.

THE STATE & UNIVERSITY: Georgia is well known for its quality of life, both in terms of outdoor and urban activities ( The University of Georgia ( is a land/sea grant institution comprised of 16 schools and colleges, and is located <90 miles from Atlanta. Enrollment is about 35,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The Warnell School is a professional school with 60 faculty, 350 undergraduates, and 210 graduate students ( The School offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Forest Resources, Master of Natural Resources, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the areas of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife, Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism, and Water and Soil Resources. The School has a 740 acre (300 hectare) forest <10 minutes from campus and 23,000 acres (9,200 hectares) of forestland across the state for teaching and research. A research group from the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station ( is located next door on campus.

APPLICATION: To ensure full consideration, candidates must submit a single PDF file including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, copies of up to three recent publications, and contact information for 3 references. Review of complete applications will begin on December 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Individuals considered for potential interviews will be required to submit official college transcripts and 3 letters of reference. University policy requires all candidates to consent to a background investigation ( Finalists will be required to provide a signed consent form authorizing the University to conduct a background check. The background investigation will be conducted on a post offer/pre-employment basis. The starting date is negotiable, but no later than August 2016. Send applications electronically as a single PDF file to: Dr. Campbell Nairn, Chair, Forest Pathology Search Committee, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602;


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