Extension Assistant/ Associate
STOCKBRIDGE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST
Title: Extension Assistant/Associate Professor in entomology.
Appointment: Full-time – 12 month – non-tenure track
Available: Appointment date is negotiable
Application: Applicant review will begin May 2, 2017, and continue until a successful candidate is identified.
Position: The successful candidate will develop and implement an integrated Extension, research and teaching program (approximately 40%, 40%, 20% respectively). This will include the following:
Collaboration with other faculty, Extension professionals, industry, private non-profit and government partners to deliver educational and technical information to support commercial fruit production.
Conducting original research on critical issues related to arthropod pest management in commercial fruit production, obtaining extramural funding in support of this research and publishing in relevant academic and trade journals.
Teaching at least two course related to entomology relevant to pest management in plants as part of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture curriculum.
Collaborating with academic and industry partners regionally, nationally and internationally on research and education related to pest management in fruit.
Qualifications: The candidate will have academic expertise in methods for management of insect pests of plants, preferably with knowledge of chemical, biological and cultural management tactics, as well as methods for monitoring insect pest populations and implementing integrated pest management. A Ph.D. with significant industry or research experience in entomology is required. Knowledge in critical pest management areas such as insecticide resistance, emerging insect pests and alternatives to chemical controls is preferred. Experience in teaching at the college level and using modern technology for education and information delivery is also preferred.
Salary: Competitive and based on qualifications.
To Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of their philosophy of extension, teaching, and research (including an indication of specific extension, research, and teaching interests) and contact information for three people familiar with their research, extension, and teaching efforts to: online at: URL LINK.
Review of applications will begin May 2, 2017 and continue until the ideal candidate is identified. The position start date for the successful candidate is negotiable. All potential applicants should visit the Stockbridge School of Agriculture website (http://stockbridge.cns.umass.edu/). Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair.
Dr. Daniel R. Cooley, Chair
Tree-fruit Entomology Search Committee
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Univ. of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
The Stockbridge School of Agriculture is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity-Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.