Assistant Professor in Marine Microbial Ecology

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The Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia (UGA) is seeking a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Marine Microbial Ecology who will apply ‘omics and  bioinformatics, modeling approaches, and/or biostatistical methods to marine microbial ecosystems to address climate, community structure, ecosystem function, or other ecological phenomena. This position is part of a cluster of six tenure-track or tenured faculty in Environmental Artificial Intelligence (AI) through a Presidential Faculty Hiring Initiative, which will expand UGA’s position as a global leader in atmospheric, terrestrial, and oceanic processes across wide-ranging spatial and temporal scales. The position starts on August 1, 2022 and is an academic year appointment. More details are available at:

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a computational, marine, or biological science area. The successful candidate will also have at least 1 year of postdoctoral training. We  are interested in candidates who combine both wet lab and computational methods, who will complement existing expertise in marine microbial processes, and with a record that provides evidence of scholarship, synergistic activities, and the potential to obtain extramural funding. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to our new and growing Ocean Science B.S.program and to the Marine Sciences graduate programs by teaching both data science and marine microbial ecology components. The successful applicant will also be expected to establish an outstanding research program, foster partnerships within and outside UGA, exhibit a strong commitment to teaching excellence, and support research and mentoring of students and postdocs. The University is particularly interested in candidates with experience workingwith students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to  improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups. The Department of Marine Sciences has faculty located on both the UGA main campus in Athens, where this position will be located, and at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography in Savannah, GA.

Applications received by December 31, 2021, are assured full consideration. 


Questions about the cluster: Dr. Daniela Di Iorio (, Department Head Marine Sciences

Questions about the position: search committee chair Dr. Mary Ann Moran (