Lecturer in Human-Environment Systems and Data Literacy

The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia invites applications 
for one Lecturer (non-tenure track) with a focus in coupled human-environment 
systems and data literacy.  We seek a discipline-bridging scholar who will play 
a fundamental role in training students to understand, analyze, and visualize 
information, including geospatial information, using a variety of data sources 
from natural sciences and one or more complementary perspectives.  Potential 
areas of emphasis include ecosystem services, sustainability science, food 
energy or water systems, and interdisciplinary perspectives on global change; 
from ecological and complementary perspectives such as economics, engineering, 
or quantitative and qualitative social sciences.

The ideal candidate will bring new skills and theoretical perspectives to the 
Odum School, and will demonstrate a passion for undergraduate education and 
building programmatic excellence in data literacy training.  We seek candidates 
with an aptitude for mentoring students interested in traditional ecological 
science careers (through the B.S. degree program) or careers focused in 
translation or integration of ecological science with policy, management, 
communications, or other disciplines (via the A.B. degree program).  An 
interest in leading service learning classes would also be valued.   The Odum 
School is dedicated to supporting and enhancing diversity and inclusiveness, 
and strongly encourages applications from candidates who will enrich that 

 We especially encourage applications from candidates who have:  

Expertise in coupled human-environment systems
Expertise in discipline-spanning scholarship
Expertise in data analysis and visualization
Expertise in geospatial information
Aptitude for undergraduate instruction and mentorship
Aptitude for providing data literacy training
Commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusivity

The position is a 12-month full-time appointment. Responsibilities are 
primarily instructional, with opportunity for research.  The position offers 
diverse instructional opportunities including lecture, lab, and field courses, 
and directed undergraduate study and research.  In addition to developing a 
spatial data course and other potential courses in their area of expertise, the 
scholar will contribute to current course offerings through instruction and by 
developing new data literacy and visualization components.  The scholar will 
also contribute to undergraduate mentoring and research supervision as part of 
their responsibilities.  

To apply, candidates must have a PhD in ecology or relevant field.   To receive 
full consideration applications should be received by 27, February 2019.   

To apply for the position, candidates should electronically submit the 
following materials http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/59673:  
1) Cover letter, including research interests and suitability for the position.
2) Curriculum vitae.
3) 2-page Teaching statement, including vision for enhancing data literacy.
4) 1-page Diversity statement, explaining experience, professional skills, and 
vision that would enhance diversity and inclusivity (using Other Documents#1).
5) Contact information for three professional referees who may submit letters 
of recommendation

Official transcripts will be requested from finalists.  Questions regarding the 
position can be directed to search committee chair, Dr. Elizabeth King, 

The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia. Georgia is well known 
for its quality of life with both outdoor and urban activities 
(www.georgia.gov). UGA (www.uga.edu) is a land grant/sea grant institution 
located approximately 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. It is within an hour 
driving distance from the North Georgia Mountains and four hours from the 
Atlantic coast. Athens enjoys a mild climate and yet still sees the benefits of 
the changing seasons. It is well known for its vibrant and evolving music 
scene, serving as the hometown of bands such as R.E.M., the B-52’s, Widespread 
Panic, the Drive-By Truckers, of Montreal, and Futurebirds.  

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 (hr...@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search 
committee with such requests.

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