WSU Entomology Assistant Professor of Tree Fruit IPM
The Department of Entomology at Washington State University is seeking an Assistant Professor of Entomology to develop an innovative research and extension program focused on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of insects and mites attacking tree fruit. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position to begin August 16, 2017, or as negotiated, at the university's Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, in Washington State. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, and externally funded, research and extension program in IPM, focusing on problems faced by the Washington tree fruit industry. This program should emphasize the development of ecologically and quantitatively based IPM, with a balance of basic and applied contributions to science that are published in high quality peer-reviewed journals. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to be an active participant in the transfer of research information to the tree fruit industry using traditional and modern methods, and participate in WSU’s tree fruit extension team.
The successful applicant is also expected to support and mentor Entomology graduate students and post-doctoral scientists, and contribute to the teaching program within the Department of Entomology. The teaching expectation is 3-4 graded credit hours (customarily one course) per annum. Required: Earned Ph.D. in Entomology or related discipline at date of hire with expertise in IPM and insect ecology. Preferred: Evidence of a commitment to excellence in graduate education and outreach; demonstrated ability and/or potential to develop a high-quality research program addressing basic and applied problems in insect ecology and/or IPM; demonstrated ability to publish research in high-quality peer reviewed journals and to publish extension articles in appropriate venues; demonstrated ability and/or potential to develop an extramurally funded program; ability to collaborate with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, including colleagues and clientele statewide, regionally, nationally and internationally; and excellent communication skills including the ability to translate and articulate research outputs and assess the outcomes and impacts of an outreach program.
Screening of application materials begins June 16, 2017, and will continue until position is filled. Applications must include: letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications, areas of expertise, and research interests; a current curriculum vitae; statement of vision and goals for the position that describes how you would approach the position; electronic copies of graduate and undergraduate academic transcripts; and names and contact information for four professional references. Letters of recommendation will be requested for the finalists. Please contact Dr. Vince Jones, Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 509-663-8181 x291, for questions about this position. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. For a complete position description see the Notice of Vacancy with all required and preferred qualifications visit http://entomology.wsu.edu/directory/current-vacancies/, and to apply visit www.wsujobs.com and search #: 125314 (https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/31790). For additional information on Washington State University, the College of Agricultural Human and Natural Resource Sciences or the Department of Entomology, visit http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/, and http://entomology.wsu.edu/. EEO/AA/ADA.