The Department of Entomology at Washington State University is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor to develop an innovative, nationally and internationally recognized research and teaching program in insect systematics. This 12-month, tenure-track position begins August 16, 2019, negotiable. The successful applicant is expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded systematics research and teaching program, and use molecular approaches to contribute to arthropod systematics and phylogenetic research. Expectations also include conducting research relevant to Washington’s diverse agricultural industries and direction of the M. T. James Entomological Collection.
The successful candidate will support and mentor entomology graduate students and post-doctoral scientists, and teach a graduate course in Insect Taxonomy/Systematics and other courses as designated by the department/university. Required: Earned Ph.D. in Entomology or related discipline at the date of hire. Preferred: Demonstrated ability to develop a high-quality, extramurally funded research program addressing some aspect of insect systematics; analyze molecular, morphological, and phylogenomic data to understand species boundaries and relationships within/among arthropod species; and publish their research in high quality, peer reviewed journals. Experience developing computational tools and other methods for systematics research. Desire and capacity to apply systematic and genomic approaches to benefit agricultural production systems, including potatoes, in the Pacific Northwest US. Demonstrated abilities to manage the M. T. James Entomological Collection. Demonstrated success in collaborative/team research projects. Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and delivering graduate level courses, and evidence of a commitment to excellence in graduate education.
Screening of application materials begins January 4, 2019, and will continue until the 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 Carol Black, Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 509-335-5425, 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 at entomology.wsu.edu/directory/current-vacancies/, and to apply visit www.wsujobs.com and search #: 128207 (www.wsujobs.com/postings/41048). For additional information on Washington State University, the College of Agricultural Human and Natural Resource Sciences or the Department of Entomology, visit cahnrs.wsu.edu and entomology.wsu.edu. EEO/AA/ADA