ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
of Pollinator Health & Sustainability University of Maryland, College Park

The Department of Entomology seeks an Assistant Professor to develop an integrated Extension/Research/Teaching portfolio (40/40/20 split) that addresses the effects of environmental change on pollinators at multiple scales. The appointee will be expected to build a nationally prominent, robustly funded research/extension program that addresses some broad aspect of pollinator health and sustainability. In addition, he/she will work with university, government, and private sector/NGO partners to find novel ways of incorporating pollinators into multidisciplinary efforts that advance priorities of Maryland Extension, including, among others, agricultural sustainability, profitability, and literacy; environmental sustainability; local food production; and community resilience.

The appointee will also deliver innovative extension support and training in apiculture to diverse stakeholders in our state and region, train graduate students, and contribute to the department’s teaching program. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Entomology or a related field, demonstrated excellence in both scientific publication and ability to obtain external funding, and evidence of experience with Extension. Research specialties can include any aspect of pollinator biology that bears on pollinator health and sustainability. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience, proficiency with Extension or outreach, and innovative approaches to translational science.

Electronic submission of application through the University online system (website: http://www.ejobs.umd.edu) is required. Candidates should submit a cover letter describing qualifications, curriculum vitae, a summary of research and extension experience and future plans (three to four pages), a statement of educational interests, and contact information for three persons from whom letters of recommendation can be requested. When preparing the electronic submission, submit the statement of research and extension in the Research field, and the statement of educational interests in the Supplemental Documents field. The position remains open until filled. Best consideration will be given to applications received by August 1, 2013.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.