Assistant/Associate Professor - Insect Systematist

Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
September 26 2017
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Full Time
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The Department of Entomology at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure-track Insect Systematist and Diagnostician at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank. Candidates with a broad range of taxonomic and research interests will be considered, including (but not limited to) specimen-based revisionary systematics, phylogenomics, biodiversity informatics, conservation, and entomology research collecting and field work. The successful candidate will serve as the Director of the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum and will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program. Collaboration with existing departmental faculty working in the areas of insect physiology, behavior and ecology, urban entomology, medical/veterinary entomology, toxicology, population genetics, integrated pest management, biological control, and plant-insect interactions will also be expected. The successful candidate will participate in graduate student training as a member of the Graduate Faculty of Louisiana State University, and will be required to teach a course in Insect Taxonomy and Systematics as well as courses in general entomology and his/her area of specialty. Outreach and extension responsibilities include diagnostics of current, emerging, and invasive insect pests, delivery of insect-related information and education via outreach and citizen science, and specimen repository support for departmental and external research programs.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The applicant must have a Ph.D. degree in entomology or closely related biological discipline at the time of employment and research experience in morphological and molecular (including genomic) character systems, phylogenetic analysis, entomological fieldwork and modern, specimen-based revisionary systematics. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are necessary.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching a curriculum vitae, copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, list of publications with selected reprints, names and addresses of three persons who can be contacted for letters of reference, and a letter of application describing abilities, research and teaching interests, and career goals. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted.