Arthropod Ecologist for the Department of Entomology University of Kentucky sought

Arthropod Ecologist
Department of Entomology
https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/
Position: Assistant Professor of Entomology, Arthropod Ecology, twelve-month, tenure track appointment, research (70%), teaching (30%)

Description: The Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky is seeking a broadly trained entomologist or ecologist who will develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program focused on arthropod ecology or ecologically-based pest management. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in biology of arthropod vectors that affect public health, vector-host-pathogen relationships, vector distribution and abundance, epidemiology or emerging diseases. Candidates with experience in other areas of arthropod ecology are encouraged to apply. The individual is expected to develop an independent and innovative research program employing integrative approaches that complement, enhance, and interact with existing efforts within the Department, University (e.g., Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Medicine or Public Health) and at a national or international level (e.g., the One Health Initiative).
This position includes a 30% teaching responsibility, which may include a graduate course in Insect Ecology. The individual will be expected to participate in other areas of undergraduate and graduate education, including developing a course in their area of expertise and mentoring graduate students.

Qualifications:The successful applicant must have a PhD in Entomology, Biology or related discipline with a strong record of publication. Candidates will be evaluated based on their potential for both independent and collaborative research. Post-doctoral research, grant writing, and teaching experience are highly desirable.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with background and experience; overview of benefits: http://www.uky.edu/professors/benefit.htm

Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a packet including cover letter, research statement, teaching philosophy, CV, names and addresses of four individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Questions should be directed to Kenneth F. Haynes, Chair of the Search Committee, khaynes@uky.edu, PH 859-257-1618. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Integrated Employment System at the University of Kentucky https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/109184

Application Deadline: July 31, 2016, however the position will remain open until filled
Date Position is Available: Jan. 1, 2017 or as mutually agreed upon
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities

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