Assistant Professor of Agroecosystems Entomology

Location
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
October 18 2019
Ref
100755
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Assistant Professor of Agroecosystems Entomology

University of Wisconsin - Madison, Department of Entomology

Applications accepted through December 15, 2019

 

The Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to announce the recruitment for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant level (9-month) in Agroecosystems Entomology with strengths in the understanding and management of pest suppression, pollination, and other ecosystem services provided by insects. Candidates with research interests and experience in integrating diversified agroecosystems with urban agriculture, organic and low-input systems, habitat management and diversification, and environmental and human health are particularly exciting. The ideal candidate will use experimental and quantitative approaches to understand the dynamics and management of pest and beneficial insects, such as predators, pollinators, or decomposers, to improve the sustainability of diversified agroecosystems through novel management approaches.

The position carries a commitment to the three important functions of resident instruction, research, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the faculty rank. The candidate is expected to contribute to both undergraduate and graduate instruction with responsibility for teaching an introductory course in the emerging AgroEcosystems undergraduate major, and an upper-level course in a more specialized agricultural ecology area. All of our faculty contribute to our graduate seminar series and mentor undergraduate students in independent studies, as well as training graduate students and post-doctoral scientists.

Candidates must have a PhD in Biological Sciences with expertise in agroecosystems entomology. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Preference will be given to candidates that present evidence of excellence in teaching, a record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and success in attracting extramural funding. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, extramurally funded research program; develop an innovative undergraduate and graduate teaching program; build collaborative relationships in research and instructional programs; and contribute to service and outreach functions of the Department, College, University and professional societies.

 

Application Procedure:

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" (http://jobs.wisc.edu) under job number 100755. Or follow this link:  https://go.wisc.edu/lx515e  and begin the application process by clicking "Apply Now". 

Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system. 

Applications are accepted through December 15, 2019.

 

The following information will be requested:

1) Letter of application

2) Curriculum vitae

3) Names and contact information of three letter-writers

4) Two-page statement of research interests and future research plans, highlighting the fit to this position and how the candidate would complement the departmental expertise

5) Two-page statement of teaching philosophy, approach and experiences

6) One page statement on how your scholarship, teaching, and mentoring align with the commitment of the Dept. of Entomology to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community

7) One PDF document demonstrating a representative sample of published papers (3 max) 

 

We advise that applicants notify potential letter-writers in advance that letters will be required to the department by January 15, 2020, if the candidate is advanced to the next round of screening.

Applicants can find relevant information about the Dept. of Entomology at http://www.entomology.wisc.edu, and interested individuals are welcome to contact Associate Professor Christelle Gu├ędot (guedot@wisc.edu) to discuss this opportunity.

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The Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a national and international leader in basic and applied aspects of insect biology, and has expertise ranging from molecular and sub-organismal biology to applied ecology. A core strength of the department is agricultural entomology. We seek to further develop that strength with a new position in diversified agroecosystems. The Department and UW-Madison value the importance of a diverse community on campus and respect the contributions of each person.

 

Additional Information:

UW-Madison is an affirmative action/equal employment employer and we encourage women,

minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released

upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.