Monday, November 7, 2016 - 10:54am

Assistant or Associate Professor, full-time, tenure-track at Univ. of Georgia, Department of Plant Biology, starting August 2017. The successful applicant will address fundamental ecological and evolutionary questions in plant ecology with an emphasis on plant roots and their interactions with the environment, other plants, soil organisms (e.g. fungi, bacteria, herbivores) and/or soil processes (e.g. carbon, nutrient and water cycling). Field based research should be integrated with other approaches (e.g. modeling, computational, molecular, genomic).

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Plant Biology or any related field and a record that demonstrates the ability to develop and maintain a high impact, externally funded research program in plant ecology, as well as teach and train undergraduate and graduate students in biology, plant biology and plant ecology. Candidates at the Associate level must currently hold that rank and have an established extramurally-funded research program in plant ecology. This position will have available research funds from a Haines Family Professorship endowment.  

The Plant Biology Department encompasses a broad range of disciplines and has historical strengths in plant ecology, evolutionary biology and mycology. We interact with numerous other ecologists, mycologists, and plant scientists across campus in the Odum School of Ecology, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, College of Agricultural and Environmental Studies, Genetics, Plant Center, and the USFS Southern Research Station.

Opportunities for off-campus interactions include the Savannah River Ecology Lab, the Coweeta Hydrologic Lab, and the UGA Marine Institute and associated Sapelo Island Microbial Observatory.   

Submit applications online at, including cover letter, C.V., statement of research accomplishments and goals, statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy which relates to NSF-AAAS Vision and Change, 3 highest impact publications combined into 1 PDF, and names and e-mail addresses of three references who will be contacted for letters. Applications completed by November 23, 2016, will be assured full consideration. Inquiries: Jim Leebens-Mack (

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Vet/Disability institution. 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. 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. Georgia is well known for its quality of life both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA ( is a land grant/sea grant institution located 75 miles northeast of Atlanta.