Plant Search Feature Available on Protecting Bees Website

The IR-4 Project at Rutgers University is pleased to announce the launch of the Plant Search page on the Protecting Bees website. Users can search for pollinator attractive plants by zip code, bloom period, sun/light requirements, and/or pollinator attractiveness. Once the search is complete, users can download a printable list of select plants, compare pollinator information (limit of 5 plants), or get detailed information about the attractiveness data and links to the data sources.
This plant search tool is a necessary resource for anyone with an interest in protecting pollinators and growing plants. Planting pollinator attractive plants provides insects and animals with essential resources, while helping plants survive and flourish. All pollinator attractiveness information on Protecting Bees comes from reputable scientific studies or publications. New plants and pollinator information is constantly being added, so be sure tosearch Protecting Bees for attractive plants when planning for your next planting or when guiding others about pollinator beneficial gardens!
For more information contact:
Cristi Palmer
IR-4 Ornamental Horticulture Program Manager
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Upcoming Environmental Modeling in Ground Water Public Meeting

In This Update:

Upcoming Environmental Modeling in Ground Water Public Meeting

On May 23, 2018, EPA will hold an Environmental Modeling Public Meeting (EMPM). This meeting provides a public forum for pesticide registrants, other stakeholders and EPA to discuss current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, and exposure for pesticide risk assessments in a regulatory context. Additionally, this meeting will provide a forum for presentations on methods for assessing pesticide monitoring data in surface waters.

This meeting will focus on:

  • Quantitative use of surface water monitoring data in pesticide exposure/risk assessment;
  • Calibration of water quality models using surface water data;
  • Comparisons of pesticide monitoring and modeling data;
  • Chemical removal efficacy of drinking water and sewage treatment and monitoring data for agricultural, urban, forestry and aquatic pesticide applications; and
  • Updates on ongoing topics.

Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or before April 23, 2018.

Please contact Rebecca Lazarus (Lazarus.Rebecca@epa.gov) or Andrew Shelby (Shelby.Andrew@epa.gov) to register for this meeting. More information can be found at www.regulations.gov in docket # EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0879. Sign up for updates and abstract requests for future Environmental Modeling Public Meetings.

EPA distributes its Pesticide Program Updates to external stakeholders and citizens who have expressed an interest in the agency’s pesticide program activities and decisions. This update service is part of EPA’s continuing effort to improve public access to federal pesticide information.

For general questions about pesticides and pesticide poisoning prevention, contact the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC),  by email at npic@ace.orst.edu or, by visiting http://npic.orst.edu.

For information about ongoing activities in the Office of Pesticide Programs, visit our homepage at: https://www.epa.gov/pesticides.

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USDA Provides Almost $70 Million in Fiscal Year 2018 to Protect Agriculture and Plants from Pests and Diseases through the 2014 Farm Bill Section 10007

Media Contacts:
Abbey Powell, 301-851-4054
Suzanne Bond, 301-851-4070

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2018 —U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allocating almost $70 million from Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill to support 494 projects in 49 states, Guam and Puerto Rico. These projects prevent the introduction or spread of invasive plant pests and diseases that threaten U.S. agriculture and the environment, as well as ensure the availability of a healthy supply of clean plant stock in the United States.

“Through the Farm Bill Section 10007, the USDA strengthens our nation’s ability to safeguard U.S. specialty crops, agriculture, and natural resources by putting innovative ideas into action,” said Under Secretary Ibach. “Getting these funds into the hands of our cooperators around the country helps us to keep U.S. plants, crops, and forests safe from invasive pests and diseases, enhances the marketability of our country’s products, and makes American agriculture and natural resources thrive.”

USDA has funded 1,849 projects with approximately $228 million in Section 10007 funding since the 2014 Farm Bill was enacted. Collectively, these projects allow USDA and its partners to quickly detect and rapidly respond to invasive pests and diseases. They also help our country maintain the infrastructure necessary for making sure that disease-free, certified planting materials are available to U.S. specialty crop producers.

This year, funded projects include, among others:

    • Asian Defoliating Moth Survey and Response: $1,700,370 funding projects in 14 states;
    • Coconut rhinoceros beetle: $2,323,880 to respond to infestations in Hawaii and Guam;
    • Invasive pest and weed control on Tribal lands: $518,494 for five projects to support Tribal outreach and education initiatives and projects to mitigate and control invasive pests and noxious weeds on Tribal lands
    • Phytophthora ramorum and related species: $1,772,429 in 16 states and nationally for survey, diagnostics, mitigation, probability modeling, genetic analysis, and outreach;
    • Giant African snail: $1,643,151 to support ongoing eradication efforts in Florida;
    • Agriculture Detector Dog Teams: $4,835,000 to programs in California and Florida to enhance package inspections;
    • Grapes: $851,184 to enhance surveys for grape commodity pests and diseases in 18 states and harmonize Grapevine Nursery Stock Certification Programs;
    • Citrus: $1,337,685 in support of citrus producing states to survey, develop diagnostic tools, and conduct rapid response for viruses related to Citrus Leprosis
    • Palm Commodity Survey: $340,000 for work in 6 states;
    • Forest pest outreach: $729,615 in 17 states for forest pest outreach, education, and emergency preparedness;
    • Plant Pest Rapid Response: $14,238,558 will be used for potential invasive pest emergencies such as Asian Gypsy Moth, European Cherry Fruit Fly, Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle, Exotic Fruit Flies, Spotted Lanternfly, or the detection of any newly introduced, exotic pest that is of high economic consequence anywhere in the United States or U.S. Territories; and
    • National Clean Plant Network: $6,049,997 to support 28 projects in 18 states that focus on providing high quality propagated plant material for fruit trees, grapes, berries, citrus, hops, sweet potatoes, and roses free of targeted plant pathogens and pests.

You can view the FY 2018 Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill spending plans on the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Web site at www.aphis.usda.gov/farmbill.

The public can help protect America’s agricultural and natural resources by being aware of invasive pests and the damage they cause. APHIS created the Hungry Pests public outreach program to empower Americans with the knowledge they need to leave these “hungry pests” behind. Visit www.aphis.usda.gov/pestsdiseases/hungrypests to learn more about invasive plant pests and diseases impacting your area and how you can help. And, join the discussion about invasive plant pests via the Hungry Pests Facebook and Twitter pages.

Since the Farm Bill was enacted, USDA has made significant progress to implement each provision of this critical legislation, including providing disaster relief to farmers and ranchers; strengthening risk management tools; expanding access to rural credit; funding critical research; establishing innovative public-private conservation partnerships; developing new markets for American products; and investing in infrastructure, housing and community facilities to help improve quality of life throughout America. For more information, visit www.aphis.usda.gov/farmbill.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).

 

 

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Pesticide Safety Education Program Professional

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension invites applications for a Pesticide Safety Education Program Professional to begin work Spring, 2018 based in Pest Management Office located at the University of Maine in Orono.  This position is full-time, contingent upon funding & adequate performance. The position will be responsible for delivering/coordinating educational programs in support of PSEP that align with the University of Maine Extension’s mission and plan of work.The position is expected to work collaboratively with faculty, professional and classified staff. Typical hiring range for this position is $41,000 to $47,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For a full job description and to apply:  https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=46597&job=pesticide-safety-education-program-professional

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Supervisory Agriculturist (Laboratory Director)

USDA, APHIS, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Science and Technology is pleased to announce the posting of the Supervisory Agriculturist (Laboratory Director), of the Plant Epidemiology and Risk Analysis Lab (PERAL) in Raleigh, NC.  The position is announced GS-14/15 and will be open 4/03/18 to 4/09/18.

 

Information regarding the position, as well as the application process and requirements can be found at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/495450600  If the link does not work you may search for the position onwww.usajobs.gov, using 24PQ-APHIS-MC-2018-0318 as your search criterion.

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Veterinary Medical Officer

Overview

·         Open & closing dates:  03/30/2018 to 04/12/2018
·         Salary: $61,218 to $113,428 per year
·         Pay scale & grade: GS 11 – 13
·         Work schedule: Full-Time
·         Appointment type: Permanent

Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Unit (ABADRU) of USDA’s Center for Grain and Animal Health Research (CGAHR), based in Manhattan, KS. The incumbent provides and oversees services in animal care and veterinary care consistent with animal welfare and overall animal use in accordance with the Institutional Animal Care Use Committee (IACUC), national guidelines and regulations.

Responsibilities

Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

Plans, directs and participates in the care, treatment, and management of laboratory animals and other government-owned animals. Performs professional veterinary work that involves the investigation, examination, treatment, and control of animals and animal diseases.

Diagnoses animal health problems. Performs and interprets laboratory findings. Maintains health records and prepares reports as necessary. Includes other related duties as assigned.

Offers support for principal investigators (PI) including veterinary procedures (e.g.anesthesia, sample collection) and research project consultation. Performs major and minor surgery in support of ABADRU programs.

Serves as a liaison between animal care staff and PI. May act as co-PI on certain projects and offers primary responsibility for upkeep and use of sample donor animals.

Conducts the training of employees, and other personnel, involved in care, treatment, and use of animals. Training will cover regulatory requirements for using animals, proper methods of handling, recognition of signs of stress and diseases, and on technical procedures such as blood collection, heat detection, and recognition of abnormal animal behavior.

May be required to observe periods of no-contact with some livestock and/or avian species.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Occasional travel for training

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

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Research Specialist

Research Specialist Position
Crop Sciences
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community. 

PRIMARY FUNCTION Manage agricultural field research activities for an applied program in Field Crop Entomology 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 Plan, establish, and conduct field experiments to evaluate and develop management practices for insect pests of corn, soybean, and other agronomic crops 

 Plant, maintain, and harvest agronomic crops for small plot research 

 Organize and maintain plot plans for field experimental protocols 

 Ensure timely completion of crop production tasks including pesticide and fertilizer applications, tillage, and weed management. 

 Organize and operate equipment needed to establish and maintain research plots 

 Coordinate the collection of data including insect counts and damage and agronomic characteristics of plants 

 Diagnose and solve problems in agronomic crops including weeds, diseases, nutrient deficiencies, weather damage, etc. 

 Handle and analyze experimental data and prepare visual representations and technical reports 

 Communicate effectively with the P.I., graduate students, undergraduate students, cooperators, and farm staff to ensure that complex research tasks are completed on time 

 Supervise hourly student workers by creating work schedules, assigning work detail, and overseeing quality of work. 

 Train graduate and undergraduate students in field research methods as appropriate, including methods for plot establishment and maintenance and data collection 

 Work effectively in the adverse environmental conditions often encountered outdoors in agricultural fields, including extreme heat and cold, excess moisture and mud, pollen and other allergens, exposure to sunlight, etc. 

EDUCATION 

Required: BS degree in Crop Sciences, Agronomy, Entomology, Weed Science, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Technology, or related area. Preferred: MS in MS degree in Crop Sciences, Agronomy, Entomology, Weed Science, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Technology or related area. 

EXPERIENCE Required: 

 Two years of experience conducting small- and/or large-plot agricultural field research 

 Experience with computers including word processing and spreadsheet software 

 Experience with agronomic crop production (corn, soybean, small grains, etc.) 

 Experience instructing and supervising personnel 

Preferred: 

 Three years of experience working with corn and soybean production in the Midwest 

 Experience with insect monitoring and identification 

 Experience operating tractors, forklifts, spray equipment, harvesters, and other agricultural implements 

 Experience analyzing data and preparing technical reports 

TRAINING, LICENSES or CERTIFICATIONS 

Must possess or be able to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License. Must possess or be able to obtain an appropriate Illinois Commercial Pesticide Applicator license. 

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS 

Required: Familiarity with agricultural production and pest management practices used in the Midwest. Ability to identify, diagnose, and independently solve problems in agronomic crops. Ability to learn quickly, adapt to new challenges, and solve problems as they arise in unpredictable scenarios. Ability to organize and coordinate facilities, and equipment to ensure that complex tasks are performed correctly and efficiently at the proper time. Understanding of basic experimental design principles. Ability to use computer equipment to handle, store, and analyze data and prepare reports. 

APPOINTMENT STATUS This is a 12-month, 100% academic professional position. 

SALARY Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience 

PROPOSED STARTING DATE This position is available as soon as possible after the closing date. Application materials may be reviewed prior to the close date and will continue until the most qualified candidate is identified. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter indicating your qualifications, resume, and contact information for three professional references by April 15, 2018. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Linda Kemplin, kemplin@illinois.edu. You may also visit http://cropsci.illinois.edu for additional information. 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu 

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Field Science and Operations Manager

Field Science and Operations Manager: MosquitoMate, the industry leader in Wolbachia-based mosquito suppression technologies, is seeking applications for a full-time scientist for leadership in research and management of field operations. The position is available immediately combining leadership and management of mosquito suppression Experimental Use Permit field trials and post product registration mosquito suppression customer projects with ongoing work as a Principal Investigator for awards from NIH and CDC. This also includes the publication of papers on data developed by field work. 

The field operations management portion involves leadership of a team of 4 to 6 individuals, possibly as direct reports and possibly as collaborator team members. Responsibilities include communication directly with residents and other stakeholders including local government officials, state health officials, and federal representatives of the EPA and CDC, as required. This includes the development and contextualization of materials pertaining to and used in communication of the mosquito suppression trial to those impacted in the area through the placement of information at homes (e.g., door hangers), home visits, electronic communication (email, telephone, etc.), participation in community meetings (e.g., HOA meetings) and participation in a call center to respond to resident questions. 

Successful applicants will be required to lead and coordinate a team to repeatedly place and collect mosquito traps within an area of treatment and to participate in data analysis intended to estimate mosquito population size in treated and untreated areas. This will include identification of mosquitoes, locally or in coordination with MosquitoMate headquarters, to determine the number of eggs, the egg hatch rate, the species and number of adult mosquitoes, and their sex in treated and untreated area. Successful applicants will participate in proprietary quality control assessments, examining the fitness of male mosquitoes following delivery to the field sites (e.g., Mark Release Recapture experiments). Applicants, once hired, must apply for and become licensed in one or more states as a licensed pesticide applicator as required to release MosquitoMate’s biopesticide mosquitoes. 

Other duties require the ability to collaborate and coordinate with sub-contractor support organizations and personnel in the day-to-day execution of the mosquito suppression plan, mentor team members in development of their knowledge of the MosquitoMate processes and assist with education regarding the MosquitoMate mosquito suppression plan with the local government and community. 

Requirements: Masters or PhD in life science related discipline (e.g. entomology, biology). Ideal candidates will have experience in lab work, including insect-vector borne diseases, entomological field work, and prior experience with project implementation for university, government or industry. 

Travel: Position is headquartered in Lexington, KY and is highly likely to be deployed for extended times of 6 months or more to locations in FL, TX, or other similar locations as the need may arise. 

Other Preferences: Foreign language skill proficiency in Spanish is highly desired. Demonstrated success with grant applications and receipt of funding. Authorship or co-authorship with publication of works in scientific journals. 

Salary: Salary level is more than competitive with post doc compensation and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants are requested to send a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vita, statement of career goals and research interests and be ready to provide the names and contact details of three referees. Applications, informal enquiries, and requests for additional information should be addressed to: jmassa@mosquitomate.com 

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Pesticide Program Public Involvement Opportunities

EPA offers a number of ways for the public to participate in and comment on regulatory actions that the agency proposes to take regarding the registration and review of pesticides.

Opportunities for Public Comment

Open for Comment –This link provides a list of all the notifications and proposed regulatory actions sponsored by EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs currently available for public comment. Included in this list are registration actions and re-registration and registration review actions.

Public Participation in Registration Actions – This link provides a smaller list of pesticide active ingredients that are part of EPA’s effort (initiated in 2009) to expand the opportunities for public comment on certain pesticide registration actions. This list focuses on those actions that involve new active ingredients and the first food use, first outdoor use, and first residential use of currently registered products.

Pesticide Active Ingredients in Registration Review and Reregistration Programs – These lists include all of the pesticide active ingredients that EPA is required by law to review to ensure that they meet current scientific and regulatory standards.

  • Under the Registration Review Program, EPA must review each registered pesticide at least every 15 years. Registration Review includes opportunities for public involvement.
  • Under the Reregistration Program, EPA was directed to complete Reregistration Eligibility Decisions or REDs for all older pesticides. With stakeholder and public involvement, EPA completed the last REDs in 2008. EPA continues to implement these decisions through label amendments another other means.

Opportunities for Public Involvement

Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee – This Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) committee provides a forum for a diverse group of stakeholders to provide feedback to the pesticide program on various pesticide regulatory, policy and program implementation issues. The Committee meets two to three times a year and all meetings are open to the public.

Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) – The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) is composed of biologists, statisticians, toxicologists and other experts who provide independent scientific advice to the EPA on a wide-range of health and safety issues related to pesticides. These meetings are open to the public and announced on this webpage and in the Federal Register.

Guidance to Submit a Pesticide Petition

A petition could be a request from any source that EPA act on tolerances, registrations, or rulemaking.

When submitting, include the following in your petition:

  • the name and mailing address of the petitioner and other contact information, such as an email address, a fax number, and a telephone number;
  • an explanation of the action you are requesting (policy change, commencement of a rulemaking, amendment to an existing regulation, or deregulation) and its purpose; and
  • specific information supporting the request.

After we have determined that a request is a petition and the petition is under review, we will contact the petitioner in writing to acknowledge receipt and conduct any other relevant communications.

Petitions affecting pesticide tolerances pertaining to 40 CFR§ 180.7 should continue to adhere to the following guidelines on how to submit a notice of filing of a petition to establish a tolerance.

Where to Submit Pesticide Petitions

For the types of petitions discussed on this web page, send the complete original, signed petition along with supporting material to the following address:

Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Pesticide Programs Mail Code 7501P
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20460

Additionally, state lead agencies work cooperatively with the U.S. EPA to enforce federal pesticide regulations, respond to potential concerns, and offer additional information and support. For more information on the state’s role in pesticide matters as well as individual state agency contact information visit State and Territorial Pesticide Agencies.

Contact Us to ask a question, provide feedback, or report a problem.

 

 

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Assistant Professor, Apiculturist (12-month, tenure-track, 100% Extension)

 Entomology and Plant Pathology 

2505 E.J. Chapman Drive 370 Plant Biotechnology Building Knoxville, TN 37996-4560 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT 

Position: Assistant Professor, Apiculturist (12-month, tenure-track, 100% Extension) 

Location: University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA); Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology; Knoxville, Tennessee 

Effective Date: Screening of applicants will begin May 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Overview: The successful applicant will develop and deliver a vibrant Extension Apiculture educational program with a supporting applied-research component designed to resolve problems of importance to the beekeeping industry in Tennessee. This individual will provide leadership in Extension and outreach education that meets the needs of clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or veteran status. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

• Provide technical expertise on honeybee management. 

• Fully develop a statewide, county-based, honeybee program for hobbyist beekeepers. 

• Develop an advanced certificate program suitable for commercial and sideliner beekeepers. 

• Use traditional and innovative outreach tools to educate a diverse audience including beekeepers, Extension agents and specialists, regional and state leaders, gardeners, etc. 

• Provide leadership, including curriculum development, to the 4-H Bee Project. 

• Develop an applied research program related to beekeeping, pollinator health, and pollination. 

• Secure funding from appropriate sources and publish the results of research and other creative activities. 

• Participate in the training of graduate students and provide service to the department, the university, and professional societies or organizations. 

Required Qualifications: 

• The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Entomology or related discipline. 

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

Desirable Qualifications: 

• Advanced knowledge and experience in beekeeping. 

• The ideal candidate will have experience in assessing and improving honeybee health that includes pest and pathogen diagnosis and treatment, bee nutrition, bee genetics, queen breeding, honey production, and pollination. 

• Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with diverse audiences including faculty, stakeholders, and other clientele. 

• Evidence of scholarship through scientific presentations and publications. 

• Familiarity with the production of commercial fruit, vegetable or other agricultural commodities that benefit from pollination. 

• Expertise with modern communication strategies such as web-based publications and use of social media. 

• We encourage applications from candidates that have the demonstrated ability to foster diversity. 

The University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in scholarship, learning and service and aims to enrich and elevate society.

Knoxville is situated in a valley between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cumberland Plateau, areas of great beauty and among the most bio-diverse in the USA. Knoxville is a city of 200,000 offering many amenities of urban life. Knoxville has a beautiful and walkable downtown, active neighborhoods, and eclectic cultural activities, restaurants, and shopping. Trip Advisor recently named Knoxville a Top Ten Destination on the Rise. Knoxville is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Atlanta, and Nashville. 

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology (EPP) resides within the Institute of Agriculture at The University of Tennessee and adheres to the three-pronged mission of land grant universities by providing quality research, teaching and Extension, including outreach, to the citizens of Tennessee and elsewhere. The Department has an excellent reputation in research, teaching and Extension and excels at fulfilling its mission to advance scientific knowledge and to provide science-based information to improve the sustainability of food and fiber production, protection of natural resources, and the lives of all people in Tennessee and across the world. EPP Extension is the outreach unit of the Institute of Agriculture and is recognized nationally for delivering research-based information about agriculture and pests to the people of Tennessee. The EPP Department currently has 25 full-time faculty members with expertise in diverse areas of entomology and plant pathology. The successful candidate will have access to ten research and education centers located across the state. The department offers masters and doctoral degrees and an undergraduate minor. The recruited individual for this position will have opportunities for collaboration within the department and across UTIA. The successful candidate will have an excellent opportunity to play a role in the direction of growth of the department as several new hires are anticipated. For more information about the department, visit our web site at: http://epp.tennessee.edu/. 

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include group medical insurance, dental insurance, group and individual life insurance, long-term disability insurance, workers’ compensation, retirement plan with UT contribution, sick leave, annual leave, paid holidays and administrative leave days, unemployment compensation, educational discounts, and use of University Services. 

To apply, send a cover letter detailing your interest and your CV in a single PDF file via e-mail to Mr. Chris Maguigan (cmaguiga@utk.edu), Entomology and Plant Pathology. Also, please arrange for official transcripts and three letters of reference to be e-mailed to Mr. Maguigan. Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Scott Stewart by phone (731-267-6085) or e-mail (sdstewart@utk.edu). 

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the University. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or disability in the education programs and activities pursuant to the requirements of the title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the educational amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Inquiries and charges of violation concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or any of the other above referenced policies should be directed to the Office of Equity & Diversity, 2110 Terrace Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the above address.

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