Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Deep Learning Paleoclimatology and Dendrochronology

Employer
The University of Georgia, Department of Anthropology
Location
Athens, Georgia
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty
Discipline
Archaeology, General Anthropology
Hours
Full Time
Specialty
Environmental Anthropology
Organization Type
Academic
Level of Experience
Entry-level

Job Details

The University of Georgia (UGA) is hiring a cluster of six tenure-track faculty in Environmental Artificial Intelligence through a Presidential Faculty Hiring Initiative that will be distributed between the departments of AnthropologyGeographyMarine Sciences, and Statistics. UGA is building on core strengths in big data analyses and multi-scale modeling of earth and marine systems, paleoclimate, and human-environmental change to advance understanding ecosystem resilience and supporting climate science and sustainability.

As part of the cluster hire, the Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure- track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in “Deep Learning” Paleoclimatology and Dendrochronology. The position is an academic year appointment (9 months) that will start August 1, 2022.

We seek applicants specializing in tree-ring analysis in archaeology and the use of deep learning methods to reconstruct past climate signals and variations, optimization of chronological coverage along geographical and temporal dimensions, and integration of tree-ring results with other science-based dating techniques and proxy information. The successful applicant will be expected to have or establish and sustain a strong independent research program with external funding that will be recognized nationally and internationally; foster partnerships within and outside UGA; exhibit a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels; engage in supervision and mentoring of students; and, contribute to service in the department, the university, and the profession.

Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and thus university goals, and UGA is particularly interested in candidates with experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and have a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related discipline from an accredited institution and have completed all requirements for the degree by May 1, 2022. Applications received by December 31, 2021, are assured full consideration; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Apply: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/226646

Questions about cluster: Dr. Ted Gragson (tgragson@uga.edu), Department Head Anthropology

Questions about position: Dr. Victor Thompson (vdthom@uga.edu), Search Committee Chair

Company

The focus within the Department of Anthropology at the University of Georgia is ecological and environmental anthropology, which crosscuts the four traditional subfields. The decision to focus the program in this way was taken by the faculty in the late 1980s and over the course of the last 20 years. By taking this decision the Department has achieved high national and international visibility, and is now widely acknowledged as one of the best programs in ecological and environmental anthropology in the United States.

In the department, we do not make the distinction between basic and applied research and development that is the tradition in academia, but instead seek to train students within the program in the context of ongoing, real-world interdisciplinary projects addressing real-life issues. Faculty and students are engaged in active projects throughout the world, including Mexico, Central and South America, the Pacific Islands, South-East Asia, East Africa, Western Europe, Canada, Southern Appalachia, and Georgia. Their commitment is to the value of systematic fieldwork and methodological, intellectual, and academic rigor in the pursuit of anthropology.

The mission of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Georgia is to pursue and disseminate anthropological knowledge of human behavior, human biology, and human-environment interaction. The Department of Anthropology does not merely apply to the study of humans the insights gained in other fields from the study of non-human organisms, but theoretically and methodologically advances understanding of the culture-bearing human species with its complex behavioral patterning. It thus contributes to a key institutional strength of the University of Georgia, which are the number of departments and programs that emphasize an ecological and environmental approach to their subject matter.

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Location
355 South Jackson Street
250 Baldwin Hall
Athens
GA
30602
United States

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