I (Craig) am particularly keen to attract a candidate to this new program (details below) who is interested in extending our ideas about propagule redirection (Stier and Osenberg 2010, Hamman et al. 2018) and cryptic density dependence (Shima and Osenberg 2010, 2015) that we've developed in reef fish, to mosquitoes to better understand their landscape and patch dynamics (with an ultimate goal of linking theses concepts to vector biology and/or aquatic foodweb dynamics). If you are interested in exploring those ideas in a post-doctoral proposal, please contact Craig as soon as possible.
Please also note that the teaching requirements of this post-doc are not onerous (e.g., 1 course per year) and are designed to allow plenty of time for you to develop a research program while also contributing to our teaching program.
Odum School of Ecology Teaching Postdoctoral Program
The Odum School of Ecology (OSE) at the University of Georgia invites applications from outstanding early-career scientists for a school-supported postdoctoral appointment. S/he will pursue a collaborative research project with one or more OSE faculty members while teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels. Instructional activities may include contributing to existing core courses, developing a new course in the applicant’s area of interest, and mentoring students in directed research. The anticipated term of appointment is two years, with the second year contingent on satisfactory performance. We seek candidates with a PhD in Ecology or related field, and with outstanding potential in research and teaching, who can contribute to the inclusive teaching and research missions of the OSE community. The appointment is accompanied by an annual research and travel budget of $2000. For more information on the Odum School and our academic programs, please see our website: www.ecology.uga.edu
To apply, candidates should propose a research project that involves one or more mentor(s) from the Odum School of Ecology, and describe the project in 2 pages or less, including objectives, background, approach, and feasibility (with additional length permitted for references or figures). Applicants should combine into a single PDF file a (I) cover letter that describes teaching interests, proposed teaching activities and career goals, (II) curriculum vitae, (III) research proposal, (IV) contact information for 3 professional references, and (V) a statement from proposed research mentor in support of applicant, including how the applicant and project would benefit the school as a whole. Materials should be submitted as an attachment sent to OSEPostdocApp@uga.edu. Award decisions will consider the hosting lab’s research/mentoring record and support for the proposed project, the applicant’s credentials, the novelty and feasibility of the proposed research project, and the proposed teaching and mentoring activities. Projects promoting synergy across multiple labs are encouraged.
Applications must be received by Nov 20 to ensure full consideration, with an anticipated start date between Feb-Jul 2019. Questions should be directed to Sonia Altizer, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ford Ballantyne, email@example.com.