Assistant professor of entomology open, pollinator focus

The position is a tenure track, 60% research, 40% extension.  The successful applicant will housed in the Penn State Department of Entomology and a very integral part of our Center for Pollinator Research.  Applications should be submitted before August 31, 2015 to receive full consideration.

STARTING DATE:  January 1, 2016

LOCATION:
Department of Entomology
Center for Pollinator Research
College of Agricultural Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The research focus of this position will focus on investigations into the biology, ecology, and health of managed pollinators.  The successful candidate is expected to conduct innovative research and extension on managed pollinators, advise graduate students, and secure extramural funding to support research and outreach programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Ph.D. in entomology, ecology, or related sciences with demonstrated accomplishments in research relevant to managed pollinators. Prior experience in extension related activities would be an advantage. Expertise in areas that complement existing departmental strengths in pollinator research, IPM, chemical ecology, genomics or disease ecology is desired.  Extension responsibilities will include working with stakeholders on the management of pollinators and delivery of information to diverse audiences with traditional and information-technology methods. Participation in the Horticulture Extension team is expected. Requires competence and comfort in working with multiple stakeholders involved directly in pollinator management. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the diversity faculty and stakeholders associated with the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research. An ability to relate to a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students is required.

SALARY:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is provided.

APPLICATION:   Apply online at http://www.psu.jobs.  Applications received by August 31, 2015 will receive full consideration, though review will continue until the position is filled.   Candidates will need to provide a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, statements of teaching and research experiences and interests, up to three relevant publications, and a list of references.   Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.  Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups. 

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