Director, Institute of Bioinformatics-UGA FACULTY INTERNAL SEARCH – Athens

*Posting Number:*F0672P
*Working Title:*Director, Institute of Bioinformatics-UGA FACULTY INTERNAL SEARCH
*Department:*VPR-Inst of Bioinformatics
*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 ([ 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.
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*Posting Type:*Internal (PEP)
*Employment Type:*Employee
*Benefits Eligibility:*Benefits Eligible
*Anticipated Start Date:*01/01/2021
*Job Posting Date:*08/26/2020
*Open until filled:*Yes
*Special Instructions to Applicants:*All applications received by October 15 will be given full consideration
*Location of Vacancy:*Athens Area
*EEO Statement:*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 (
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*Classification Title:*Director, College/Division/School AC
*Faculty Rank:*Open Rank
*Tenure Status:*Tenured
*Minimum Qualifications:*Terminal degree
*Position Summary:*The Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB) at the University of Georgia is soliciting applications for a Director position.
The successful applicant is expected to implement a strongly interdisciplinary vision for the Institute and be present in the day to day work on campus.
*Additional Requirements:*Eligible applicants must hold a tenured Associate or Full Professor position at the University of Georgia.
*Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:*We encourage applicants with proven strength in leadership of computational units, teams and projects to apply as well as applicants with a strong track record of creative and innovative ways to use computers in any area of life science.
*Is this a Position of Trust?:*Yes
*Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:*Yes
*Does this position require a P-Card? :*No
*Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :*No
*Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:*No
*Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):*Yes
*Credit and P-Card policy:*Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the [UGA Credit Background Check]( website.

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