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Position: Department Head and Professor - Entomology
Institution: University of Georgia
Location: Athens, Georgia, United States
Duties: The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences seeks candidates for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Entomology
Requirements: A Ph.D. in Entomology or a related discipline
   
Text: Skip to Main Content 215 S. Jackson St. Athens, GA 30602 Tel (706) 542-2222 Email: hrweb@uga.edu Toggle navigation Home Search Jobs Log In /Create Account Help UGA Home UGA Human Resources About UGA Living in Athens Benefits Department Head and Professor - Entomology Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button. If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link. Bookmark this Posting | Print Preview | Apply for this Job Please see Special Instructions for more details. NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATION: Nominations are encouraged and will be accepted. Nominations, questions, and/or other inquiries should be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Leo Lombardini, Department of Horticulture, Department Head, CAES, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. Phone: 706-542-0772, Email: lombardini@uga.edu Applications received by February 29, 2024, will be assured full consideration; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following documentation: A formal letter stating the applicant's qualifications for the position and a statement of leadership philosophy with specific examples of how it has been demonstrated; Current curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, grants, and relevant experiences; List of four references with contact information including email addresses. References will not be contacted without further communication with the applicant. Posting Details Posting Details Posting Number F1868P Working Title Department Head and Professor - Entomology Department CAES-Entomology About the University of Georgia Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. About the College/Unit/Department ABOUT THE COLLEGE : The mission of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is to seek, verify, and apply knowledge related to agriculture and the environment, and to disseminate this knowledge through student education and public outreach programs. CAES is among the best and most established colleges of agriculture in the U.S. In its classrooms, its Agricultural Experiment Stations, and its statewide network of UGA Cooperative Extension offices, the faculty and staff of CAES are dedicated to discovering, teaching, and delivering the science required for healthy living to flourish in Georgia. Agricultural and environmental sciences are only as important as the food you eat, the clothes you wear, and the water and air around you. To improve the quality and guard the safety of life’s necessities, the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has gathered world-renowned scientists and exceptional students. See https://www.caes.uga.edu/ for additional information. ABOUT THE ENTOMOLOGY DEPARTMENT : Research, teaching, and extension faculty and students are located at the Athens, Tifton, and Griffin Campuses. Entomology houses diverse research programs that emphasize sustainability and systems-based approaches addressing environmental threats, food security, and human health. Program emphasis areas include Agroecosystems and Integrated Pest Management, Vector and Medical Entomology, Wetland and Aquatic Ecology, Urban Entomology, Invasive Species Biology, and Social Insects and Pollinator Conservation. Many research programs also advance fundamental knowledge across core disciplines including Evolutionary Biology and Systematics, Chemical Ecology, Insect-Microbe Interactions, Insect-Plant Interactions, Host-Parasite interactions, Molecular Biology, Physiology and Genomics. Undergraduate majors are offered in Entomology and Applied Biotechnology. Graduate Programs include the MS and Ph.D. and a non-thesis MPPPM (Masters in Plant Protection and Pest Management). Programs of study can be developed in the research emphasis areas listed above. The Department is a part of the Integrated Life Sciences ( ILS ) program. Graduate studies and research programs are characterized by strong interdepartmental and interdisciplinary ties. The Department hosts a large statewide Extension program focused on applied research to address the needs of farmers and the public in Georgia and worldwide. The University of Georgia, located in Athens, Georgia, is a Research I, land-grant institution in the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the state’s largest and most comprehensive educational institution. The campus and community of Athens offer many cultural and recreational opportunities. UGA has approximately 35,200 undergraduates and has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 20 public institutions of higher education in the United States. The main campus is approximately 60 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains, 185 miles from the coast, and 70 miles from Atlanta, a large, diverse, major metropolitan area. Please visit the University’s website at www.uga.edu for additional information. College/Unit/Department website https://www.caes.uga.edu/ Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Anticipated Start Date 06/01/2024 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 01/16/2024 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATION : Nominations are encouraged and will be accepted. Nominations, questions, and/or other inquiries should be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Leo Lombardini, Department of Horticulture, Department Head, CAES , University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. Phone: 706-542-0772, Email: lombardini@uga.edu Applications received by February 29, 2024, will be assured full consideration; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following documentation: A formal letter stating the applicant’s qualifications for the position and a statement of leadership philosophy with specific examples of how it has been demonstrated; Current curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, grants, and relevant experiences; List of four references with contact information including email addresses. References will not be contacted without further communication with the applicant. Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement 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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, 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 (hrweb@uga.edu). USG Core Values Statement The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct . Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653 . Position Details Position Information Classification Title Department Chair/Head AC FLSA Faculty Rank Professor Contract Type Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status Tenured Minimum Qualifications A Ph.D. in Entomology or a related discipline. Position Summary The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences seeks candidates for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Entomology. This is a 9-month 2, tenured faculty position. This position is expected to be highly engaged with various commodity commissions, groups, and other stakeholders of departmental programs. UGA Entomology is a highly ranked Department, and the Department Head plays a key leadership role to sustain and elevate the reputation. Additional Requirements A demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and/or extension is required. The successful applicant must qualify for the rank of Professor consistent with the Department of Entomology Promotion and Tenure Unit Criteria found here: https://provost.uga.edu/ resources/documents/Entomology 2015.pdf Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification Current or previous rank of Professor with tenure At least two years of higher education administrative experience is desirable. Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Other essential qualifications include evidence of creative and innovative leadership, demonstrated success in procuring extramural funding, and the proven ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students. Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? Yes Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website . Background Investigation Policy Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website . Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Leadership and Strategic Planning: Administer, coordinate, and develop a culture that supports student mentoring and success in next-generation science, inclusive of our world-recognized faculty, and staff. Ensure leadership of high-quality teaching, research, and extension programs and interdisciplinary work; build upon the department’s success in both basic and applied research. Lead the program planning and implementation process with vision and intentionality. Percentage Of Time 50 Duties/Responsibilities Personnel Management and Professional Development: Manage the personnel-related issues in the department for both faculty and staff. Promote faculty professional development by advising team members through the promotion and tenure process and helping team members excel professionally. This role is also responsible for faculty performance evaluations. Manage and oversee the department’s faculty recruitment and professional development opportunities as well as student recruitment. Percentage Of Time 20 Duties/Responsibilities Resource and Budget Management: Effectively manage a robust statewide budget to promote the goals of the department. Play a proactive role in increasing extramural support for these programs; assist and mentor faculty in obtaining gifts, grants, and contracts. Work closely with and be supported by the department’s highly qualified fiscal and administrative professionals in the management and control of the fiscal budget. Percentage Of Time 20 Duties/Responsibilities Outreach: Work collaboratively with College and University departments and units, and State and National agency administrators; represent the department in front of state and federal personnel and industry clientele. Percentage Of Time 10 Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Applicant Documents Required Documents Cover Letter Resume/CV List of References with Contact Information Optional Documents Other Documents #1 Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact University HR (hrweb@uga.edu). 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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. 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