Adjunct & Courtesy Faculty

Application for Adjunct/Courtesy Faculty of the University of Georgia Institute of Bioinformatics

Requirements:  Courtesy faculty are from UGA, whereas Adjunct faculty are Non-UGA Faculty only. Adjunct/courtesy faculty must be able to demonstrate their ability to mentor IOB PhD students. Candidates should use the application (see below) to apply via email, providing a CV and a one paragraph statement describing their role in training doctoral students in bioinformatics. Candidates present an Institute seminar wherein they explain their research, including the computational details of their work in sufficient detail that members of the IOB can understand what software/approach is used and how much expertise the candidate has in developing and/or using that software/approach. In addition to research, the seminar should include one or two slides describing their plan for doctoral student training in bioinformatics (as described in the statement). Adjunct/courtesy faculty must renew their status periodically which requires an affirmative vote from a majority of the IOB Core faculty. Please note that due to recent HR changes, approved adjunct faculty will need to submit a formal adjunct application via UGAjobs with the assistance from the IOB business office.

Benefits: Adjunct and courtesy faculty may serve as major advisor for IOB graduate students, including those with fellowships or assistantships, and have access to Institute services, facilities and resources. Adjunct and courtesy faculty have voting privileges on Institute matters as outlined in the IOB bylaws.

Responsibilities:  Active participation in multiple Institute activities at a level deemed acceptable by the Faculty Affairs Committee. Participation may include, for example, service on Institute committees; service on student advisory committees; teaching in Institute courses, indirect cost returns to the IOB on grants that rely on Institute resources (including use of IOB graduate students; the return should reflect the Institute’s contribution to the research); and participation in faculty and student recruitment, faculty meetings and retreats.

Application Procedure – Please download and complete the application via this LINK and attach a copy of your curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing the IOB activities in which you would like to participate, how these activities relate to your bioinformatics research and teaching interests, and how your membership in the IOB will be mutually beneficial to you and the Institute of Bioinformatics.  (300 words or less)   Please email the application to the IOB Admin Manager at  Upon the submission of your application, the IOB office will be in touch to schedule your seminar.

Application for reappointment to the IOB Adjunct/Courtesy Faculty

This application process is for renewal of IOB adjunct status.  Please list below your activities on behalf or for the IOB since your last appointment to IOB adjunct faculty and send to with a brief cover letter indicating your desire to maintain the IOB adjunct status. The purpose of this short application is to simplify the reappointment for active adjunct faculty. However, you may be asked to provide a full application similar to that for initial appointment to IOB adjunct faculty. If you are not reappointed to IOB adjunct faculty, your status will change to that of an IOB member.

Please download your RENEWAL APPLICATION here.