3 faculty jobs in fungal biology at U Georgia

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The University of Georgia invites applications for three tenure-track positions in the biology of fungi and fungus-like organisms to join a highly interactive multi-departmental group of plant and microbial biologists.

1) The Department of Plant Biology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences seeks applicants at the level of assistant professor, though candidates may also be considered at the level of early associate professor. We are especially interested in applicants studying the biology, genetics, cellular biology, functional genomics, phylogenomics or ecology of plant-associated fungi, including mycorrhizal fungi.

2) The Department of Microbiology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences seeks applicants at the level of assistant professor, though candidates may also be considered at the level of early associate professor. We are especially interested in applicants studying fungal diversity and ecology; fungal interactions with plants, animals or other microbes; fungal natural products and their impact on the environment, food or human health; manipulation of fungi for industrial and environmental applications, such as biofuel production and bioremediation; and other areas in basic and applied fungal biology.

3) The Department of Plant Pathology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences seeks applicants at the assistant or associate professor level. We are especially interested in applicants studying plant-fungal interactions to facilitate management of economically important plant diseases, understanding the ecological and genetic dynamics of host-pathogen resistance, and using contemporary approaches to elucidate the phylogeny of plant-pathogenic fungal species. Applicants at the assistant professor level should have a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral research experience.

Applicants at the associate professor level should also have a record of independent scientific productivity. Successful applicants will be expected to establish (assistant professor) or continue and expand (associate professor) a vigorous externally-funded research program and to instruct and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. To apply, the following should be submitted at https://www.plantbio.uga.edu/positions/ :

(1) a single PDF containing a cover letter which includes a statement of the position(s) the candidate is applying for, a curriculum vitae, and 1-2 page statements of research interests and teaching philosophy; (2) a single PDF containing reprints of three research papers; (3) three letters of recommendation submitted directly by the references. For questions, please contact Stephanie Chirello at schirello@plantbio.uga.edu or 706-542-1820. Review of applications will begin February 7, 2011, and the search will remain open until the positions are filled. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, their many units and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and students and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA institution.

Jim Leebens-Mack
4505 Miller Plant Sciences
Department of Plant Biology
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7271
Phone: 706-583-5573
Fax: 706-542-1805
email: jleebensmack@plantbio.uga.edu
url: http://www.plantbio.uga.edu/~jleebensmack/JLMmain.html

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