Posting Number F0999P Working Title Assistant Research Scientist-Molecular Microbiology Department VetMed-SAMS-New Materials Inst About the University of Georgia The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 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 was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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.
The University of Georgia, the nation's first chartered state-supported university, is a research-intensive land grant and sea grant university situated in the vibrant college town of Athens. Only an hour from Atlanta, Athens is a progressive locale with a rich history centered around beautiful surrounding landscapes. The area abounds in local music, art, literature and theatre, and hosts many performances by national and international touring artists. The cost of living in Athens compares favorably with much if the rest if the country, ranking lower than the U.S. average (http://www.bestplaces.net/city/georgia/athens-clarke_county). Additional information about the Athens area can be found at: http://www.visitathensga.com/ About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 01/01/2022 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 09/24/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Qualified applicants are invited to submit: (1) a letter of intent including professional interests and career goals, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the name, mailing address, and contact information for three professional references. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Branson W. Ritchie, Search Committee Chairperson, by email (email@example.com) or telephone (706-542-7235). All applications received before November 1, 2021, will be fully considered; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful candidate's employment starting date is negotiable. As required by the University of Georgia policy, the successful candidate will be subject to a background investigation.
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The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.