Assistant Professor (Quantitative Community Ecology of Infectious Diseases)

Areas of research may include inter- and intra-species contact networks, cross-species transmission, spillover, species interactions, meta-community theory, or other topics that focus on network and community-level analysis of pathogen or parasite ecology or evolution.

Responsibilities: The faculty member will contribute to teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in infectious disease ecology and other topics depending on their areas of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program that is nationally and internationally recognized.

The University of Georgia is hiring a cluster of eight tenure-track or tenured faculty in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Infectious Disease Dynamics through a Presidential Faculty Hiring Initiative. As part of this cluster hire, the Odum School of Ecology invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions (one Assistant Professor and one open rank position). These positions start on August 1, 2023 and are academic year appointments (9 months) with an opportunity to supplement salary during the summer. The eight faculty positions are distributed over the following four schools or colleges: Department of Statistics, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Odum School of Ecology, School of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, College of Public Health. To facilitate interaction among these researchers, each faculty member will have membership in the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases (CEID) and/or the Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB). Collectively, these new faculty members will help position UGA to contribute to anticipated national networks of centers for molecular epidemiology, predictive intelligence for infectious diseases, and infectious disease forecasting, modeling, and analytics. For more information on the cluster hiring initiative and all the open positions, visit

Early career faculty
University of Georgia
United States
Closing date
October 1st, 2022
Posted on
August 16th, 2022 16:12
Last updated
August 16th, 2022 16:12