Professor of Ecology, Kansas State University

The Division of Biology at Kansas State University invites applications for a faculty position in Ecology, starting in fall 2018, at the level of Professor with tenure, although applications from highly-qualified candidates at the level of Associate Professor are also welcome. We seek candidates with expertise that will complement a well-established and diverse ecology group in the Division of Biology, and contribute to the highly productive, internationally-recognized Konza Prairie grassland ecology research program. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in grassland and/or savanna biomes and expertise in plant or consumer population and/or community ecology, plant-consumer interactions, or research at the interface of community and ecosystem ecology. In addition to conducting research in his/her area of expertise, the successful candidate will participate fully as a core investigator in the highly collaborative NSF-funded Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program (lter.konza.ksu.edu), and contribute to graduate and undergraduate instruction in the Division (www.ksu.edu/biology). The successful candidate will have a strong record of research productivity, and the ability to provide leadership in interdisciplinary research and develop collaborations across a range of ecological disciplines. A Ph.D. or equivalent, and an academic record commensurate with a tenured senior faculty appointment, is required. Continue reading

Extension Vegetable Specialist, University of Connecticut

POSITION: Extension Vegetable Specialist – Non-tenure track Extension educator (Assistant or Associate rank) within the Dept of Extension, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut. http://www.extension.uconn.edu/

POSITION LOCATION: Tolland County Extension Center, Vernon, CT Continue reading

Assistant professor position at Auburn

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology of the College of Agriculture at Auburn University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Professor- Insect Vector Borne Plant Diseases. This faculty position will be a nine-month, tenure-track position with a 75% research and 25% teaching appointment. The projected start date is August 16, 2018.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a nationally recognized program on fundamental aspects of insect vector borne plant diseases. The successful candidate will lead a vigorous research program on understanding insect vector biology, plant pathogen(s), and interact ion( s) between insect vector(s) and plant pathogens associated with crops of agricultural importance for Alabama and the U.S. The successful candidate will use diverse approaches such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and population genetics to understand the molecular mechanisms associated with insect vectors and plant pathogens. A candidate with state of the art skills in next generation sequencing, comparative genomics and bioinformatics, genetic manipulations, and statistical analyses will be appropriate for this position. The successful candidate will be expected to secure extramural funding to support programs and summer salary, publish technical and refereed articles, and collaborate effectively with departmental faculty and colleagues in related disciplines. Continue reading

Post doctoral associate position open at Cornell

POSITION:

Entomologist/Applied Insect Ecologist – 12-month appointment with potential to extend in the Department of Entomology, Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY 14456.

AVAILABLE:

As early as January 1, 2018. Continue reading

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, VECTOR-BORNE DISEASE ECOLOGIST

Virginia Tech’s Department of Entomology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of vector-borne disease ecology starting in January 2018. The nine-month, 70% research and 30% teaching appointment will be based on the campus at Virginia Tech, a land-grant university in Blacksburg, Virginia.  This position is part of a new university-wide emphasis that includes the hiring of six faculty members in the area of infectious disease across four colleges.  The faculty member in this position is expected to help establish and grow the new Global Systems Science Destination Area (http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html) through participation in this broader university effort.  This Destination Area is focused on critical problems that cross the nexus of natural and human systems. Continue reading

Insect Vector Biologist position open at University of Wisconsin

The Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a national and international leader in basic and applied aspects of insect biology, and has expertise ranging from molecular and sub-organismal biology to applied ecology. We seek to complement these strengths by establishing a new position in Vector Biology and Insect Interactions with Microbial Associates.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Evidence of established scholarship including a strong record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals together with the potential for contributions of national and international significance at the Assistant Professor level; Evidence of success in securing extramural funding; Evidence of excellent teaching skills. Continue reading

Graduate Student Assistantship – University of Georgia

Position: The Department of Entomology at University of Georgia is looking for a Ph.D. student to study insect-plant interactions in the turfgrass system. This position provides an exciting research opportunity for hands-on experience in learning various integrated pest management (IPM) tactics such as host plant resistance, chemical and biological control in laboratory, greenhouse and field settings. The student will have access to all the research facilities in the campuses and experimental stations in Georgia.

Location: Griffin Campus Continue reading