DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on Dec. 4, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.
Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology
The Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Agricultural Entomology at the Assistant Professor level. The position is a 9-month appointment (paid over 12 months) with responsibilities in teaching and research; responsibilities are allocated as 65% research, 30% teaching, and 5% service.
Research: The agricultural entomologist will develop a visible and high impact research program for diverse audiences in agricultural communities, including farm organizations, non-governmental conservation organizations, state and federal governmental agencies, industry, and the general public. The successful candidate will need to build a research program using external funding from agencies such as USDA, NSF, FDA, USGS, USEPA, USFWS and other federal and state agencies and industry or growers’ groups concerned with agricultural entomology. The candidate should balance both applied and basic research, focus on arthropods in agricultural systems, and collaborate with key agricultural industry and multi-state regional research projects already in progress. The research effort could involve collaborations with professionals and stakeholders at the Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown, DE, with crop protection companies headquartered in the region, such as DuPont, and/or with the USDA-ARS Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit located in Newark, DE.
Teaching: The successful candidate will contribute to academic programs through teaching a core course in the undergraduate entomology major, Insects in Agricultural and Urban Environments, as well as a section of the introductory entomology course, Insects and Society. The candidate is also expected to teach a graduate level course, Insect Pest Management.
The Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has 12 faculty, 3 extension specialists, and 17 affiliated faculty including instructors. Additional world-class faculty and professionals in other departments within the College provide excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Research facilities include two research farms (over 200 acres each) and excellent greenhouse and laboratory facilities (see this site). Recognized for the past five years by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of America’s best universities to work for, the University of Delaware is located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. The University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University, with external funding exceeding $200 million. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.
SALARY: University of Delaware salaries and fringe benefit packages are highly competitive. The salary is paid over 12 months; faculty are expected to focus primarily on research during the summer months, and additional summer salary may be sought through grants. Tenure-track Assistant Professors receive a third-year sabbatical leave. A start-up package will be provided.
DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on December 4, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.
CONTACT: For more information, contact Dr. Greg Shriver (email@example.com), Chair, Agricultural Entomologist Faculty Search Committee, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.
Ph.D. in entomology or closely related discipline. Post-doctoral experience preferred with a demonstrated publication record in peer-reviewed journals and demonstrated ability to successfully compete for grant funding. Candidates with experience and expertise in field-scale agricultural research are encouraged to apply.
To apply, submit a letter of application, vitae, one-page statements of research and teaching interests, a sample of research, and the contact information for four references via the Interfolio website (at this site). Please do not submit application materials via email. Submitted documents will be shared with departmental faculty.
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