Assistant Professor in Quantitative Genomics - Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens Campus


The University of Georgia

POSITION: This is a 12-month tenure track faculty position with a 80% research and 20% teaching appointment in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, The University of Georgia. The position is home based at the University of Georgia Athens campus. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe person that fills this position will be responsible for developing an internationally recognized program in one or more of the following: genetics based on high-dimensional data analysis, statistical genomics, genome-wide analysis, gene-environment interactions, and/or epigenetics of crop plants. Development of an independent research program that focuses on the application of quantitative/statistical genomics to crop plants is expected.  UGA offers a vibrant research environment with potential collaborations with faculty in crop genetics (, plant sciences ( and bioinformatics ( The successful candidate is expected to conduct research that will result in securing extramural funding and publication of manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.  Teaching responsibilities will include instruction of graduate and/or undergraduate courses and training of graduate students in the areas of quantitative genomics, statistical genetics or plant breeding, as determined by the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and the Institute for Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics and assigned by the Department Head.   

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in plant breeding, genetics, quantitative genetics or genomics, or a closely related field is required. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, statistical computational systems, and an ability to work well with students and colleagues.

Application: Electronically send application package to: Scott Jackson at Applicants must submit the following documentation: a letter of application, curriculum vita, and names and addresses of four professional references, and any other information that reflects on professional qualifications.

To assure full consideration, applications must be received by 31 August 2014. Anticipated start date is Spring 2015.  The University of Georgia is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants regardless of gender or ethnic background. Effective January 1, 2008, the Board of Regents has enacted a “background check” policy for new hires in the system as a condition of employment.  This policy can be found at:  Upon offer of employment, candidate must complete the “Consent for a Background Investigation” form.


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