Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology

Location: Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC), University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), Homestead, Florida

Deadline: For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by April 17, 2017. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined. Continue reading

PhD Fellowships Available in Tick Pathogen Discovery

The National Institute for Microbial Forensics and Food and Agricultural Biosecurity (NIMFFAB) and the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences (CVHS) at Oklahoma State University are pleased to announce the availability of two graduate fellowships for highly qualified, motivated graduate students to pursue the PhD degree while completing mentored research in bioinformatics and pathogen discovery. Available projects involve microbiome and transcriptome analysis of ticks using next generation sequencing and novel platform queries to characterize new and emerging tick-borne pathogens of veterinary and public health importance. English fluency and basic programming skills are required; additional training in bioinformatics is recommended.

For more information, contact vbsc@okstate.edu or visit the Graduate College Application page to begin an application. Oklahoma State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Extension Assist/Associate Professor – Tree Fruit Entomology

Job Description:

The Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking applications for a full-time Extension Assistant/Associate Professor in entomology. The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty, Extension specialists, industry, non-profits and government agencies to develop and deliver informational and educational materials to support the commercial tree fruit industry, and conduct original research related to insect pest management and ecology, with an emphasis on sustainable methods, particularly integrated pest management. The candidate will develop and teach two courses in entomology. The candidate will develop a research program in support of this goal, and provide educational programming in collaboration with other members of the UMass Fruit Program, Stockbridge School of Agriculture faculty and staff, Extension and industry. This will include publishing in scientific and trade journals and education through face-to-face and electronic delivery. The candidate will acquire extra-mural funding to support research and Extension programs. The candidate will participate as a full member of the University of Massachusetts faculty in a 12-month, non-tenure track. We share a fundamental commitment to teach and serve a diverse student body, professional practitioners and the broader public. Continue reading

Job: Field plant ecologist

The Fire Ecology Program of Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy (Tallahassee, Florida) is seeking a field plant ecologist for a two-year grant-funded position.  The purpose of the project is to determine the effects of time since restoration of pine savanna on plant species composition, soil characteristics, and associated ecosystem services.  Continue reading

CE Entomology and Crop Production Advisor, Riverside, CA

Location Headquarters: Palo Verde, Riverside County, California

SUBMISSION DATE: To ensure full consideration, submit materials by March 24, 2017. Those received after March 24, 2017 may be considered if the position has not yet been filled. (open until filled)

POSITION PURPOSE:

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is seeking a Cooperative Extension (CE) Entomology and Crop Production advisor to conduct an extension, education and applied research program with emphasis on development and delivery of a pest management program for field, row and vegetable crops and the development of new crops for diversification and risk management. This position will continue to work in pest management and IPM in the Palo Verde Valley field crops (alfalfa and cotton), as well as in row and vegetable crops and support diversification via development and improvement of new crops in vegetable and tree crops. The farm advisor is also expected to work in research and education in water management, issues and policies. Key clientele will include UCCE advisors, growers, managers, consultants, pest control advisors, and allied industry personnel. Continue reading

Pollination Ecologist position University of Florida

The Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida is accepting applications for an Assistant Professorship focused on pollination ecology in natural areas and crop systems. This is a 12-month, tenure-accruing position that will be 60% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), 25% Extension (UF/IFAS Extension Service), and 15% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences). The position is based in Gainesville, FL, USA. The primary focus within the research assignment is the pollination ecology and/or conservation of non-Apis bees. The Extension responsibilities will include developing and implementing an effective statewide Extension education program to support conservation efforts and stakeholders who rely on the pollination services that non-Apis bees provide. The teaching responsibilities will include developing an undergraduate/graduate course in pollinator ecology/conservation and participation in revolving topic seminars in the candidate’s area of expertise. 

More information about the position can be found at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/501323. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.    

NYS IPM Position open–Livestock and Field Crops Coordinator

The New York State IPM Program is searching for a Livestock and Field Crops IPM Coordinator. An M.S. or Ph.D. (preferred) is required in entomology, plant pathology, weed science, agronomy, animal science, general agriculture or a closely related field; and the candidate must have experience in extension. The position is 80% extension and 20% research, and will be housed on Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca NY. Alternatively, the position could be housed on the Geneva NY campus if desired by the candidate. Please note that this position requires a wide range of knowledge and skills across field crops and livestock IPM. However, we realize that potential candidates may not have experience in all aspects of the position, but they must be willing to learn and grow into those areas.

 A brief description of the position and the NYSIPM program are below. For further details and to apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7516    Applications are due March 6, 2017. Continue reading