Machine Learning in Marine Microbial Ecology

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Marine Microbial Ecology

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:

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 theMarine 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 working with studentsfrom diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to  improving access to higher education forstudents 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 inSavannah, GA.

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

Questions about the cluster: Dr. Daniela Di Iorio (, Department Head Marine Sciences. Questions about the position: search committee chair Dr. Mary Ann Moran (

Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date:
Location: University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA