Assistant/Associate Professor in Entomology and Plant Pathology

The Department of Urban Forestry and Natural Resources at Southern University A &M invites applications for a 9-month, full-time tenure-track faculty position in Entomology and/or Plant Pathology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful applicant will be expected to (1) develop and teach foundation and applied courses and labs in urban forest entomology, plant pathology, plant health care, and integrated pest management to strengthen the urban forestry curriculum for BS, MS, and PhD programs and graduate certificate programs in Urban Forest Science and Natural Resource Management (2) obtain external teaching and research funding that will involve both undergraduate and graduate students, (3) advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, (4) commit to excellence in teaching, research and service to the university and community. Summer research appointment will be available through SUAREC for the first year to ensure the candidate an opportunity to apply for external funding. Continue reading

Job opening: Field Development Scientist II- Turf, Ornamental and Pest Control

The Field Development Scientist role supporting Pest Control, Vector, Turf, and Ornamental field-based in Texas is posted.  Please review and share with professionals who may be interested.  The link to the job is:  https://career.bayer.us/job/Field-Development-Scientist-II-Turf-Ornamental-and-Pest-Control–SF5252.html

In addition, Bayer offers a referral bonus if your referral is hired.  Referral must be submitted through talent finder in the Bayer intranet.  Please visit http://talentfinder.intranet.cnb/en/about-talentfinder/ to learn more.

Postdoctoral Researcher Microbial Control of Sweet Potato Weevil

This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment

WORK LOCATION: Department of Entomology, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Funding is currently available for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of sweet potato weevil biology and control. The successful applicant will conduct research at the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Department of Entomology in partnership with AgBiome, Inc. as part of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded project. The overall objective is to “develop a microbial solution for deployment to smallholder farmers in African nations to control sweet potato weevils.” The postdoctoral researcher will develop and refine laboratory sweet potato weevil feeding assays and identify and characterize microbial activity against the sweet potato weevil. Continue reading

NSF Graduate Research Fellow (NSF-GRF) via the Graduate Research Intern Program (GRIP)

Our fifteen-member USGS Powell Center working group of Federal and academic research ecologists and entomologists is studying the theoretical and applied aspects of insect invasion.  The working group’s goals are to: 1) develop a quantitative model that informs prediction of insect invasions that could be high-impact; and 2) refine our working hypothesis so that the relative contributions of the defense-free space hypothesis and the enemy release hypothesis are more fully developed and the role of evolutionary history more fully specified. 

We have developed the structure of a Traits and Factors Database (TraFac) for herbivory-specialist insects, and have provided its initial population with traits of conifer specialist invading insects.  TraFac will be populated with traits of other invading insects specializing on other plant groups and of target herbivory specialist insects not yet established in North America but with a high likelihood of introduction.  We will create a statistical model of species impact as predicted by the traits and factors coded in TraFac, and will extend our model to targeted herbivory-specialist insects that have not yet invaded.  Continue reading

Laboratory Director – Riverside, CA

JOB TITLE: Laboratory Director

REPORTS TO: CRB President

CLASSIFICATION: Regular – 12 month, exempt, at-will

LOCATION: Jerry Dimitman Laboratory, Riverside, CA Continue reading

Four Forester 2 positions – Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture

The State of Tennessee, Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division is currently recruiting for highly qualified candidates to fill four Forester 2 positions.  In collaboration with the State of Tennessee, Department of Human Resources, The Department of Agriculture has announced four Forester 2 positions located in Overton, Franklin, Union and Henderson Counties.  

To see full job descriptions and apply, interested candidates must submit their application to http://www.tn.gov/hr and search positions under “Employment Opportunities”, “Preferred Service Job Openings” by job titles.   In addition, interested candidates may receive additional information by visiting “Professional Careers with the Tennessee Department of Forestry at http://www.tn.gov/agriculture/article/ag-forests-careers.

If you or someone you know may have an interest in applying, please feel free to forward this information.  The posting announcement begins April 5, 2017 and ends May 2, 2017.  Please contact Tammy.Lawrence@tn.gov for any additional information.

The State of Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

7 horticulture jobs available

Seven new jobs in horticultural science are now available:

Extension Educator, Floriculture and Greenhouse Crops, Michigan State University
As part of Michigan State University Extension and the Agriculture & Agribusiness Institute, the Floriculture/Greenhouse Extension Educator will have statewide Extension programming responsibilities focused on floriculture and greenhouse crop production and pest management. Michigan, a national leader in greenhouse-grown plant material, ranks third among U.S. states in floriculture crop production. This position, based in Kalamazoo County, is in the heart of the greenhouse plant production in southwest Michigan. (See more) Continue reading