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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Risk Assessment & Environmental Protection

University of Maryland, Department of Entomology
College Park, Maryland (US)
Competitive salary & benefits package
Closing date
Dec 10, 2021

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Life Sciences, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Health Sciences, Public Health
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The University of Maryland, College Park seeks to build on its existing strengths in Integrated Pest Management, biotechnology, risk assessment, environmental protection and species conservation by hiring a tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Entomology. We seek candidates working in areas complementary to pesticide safety and risk assessment, including but not restricted to traditional, organic, and genetically engineered pest controls, their ecological and evolutionary impacts, regulatory issues, human health and socio-economic effects, or related topics. Applicants from a diversity of disciplines and backgrounds, and who work on intersecting fields are strongly encouraged to apply. The appointee will demonstrate the creativity and passion needed to build a nationally-prominent, robustly-funded research program, the ability to establish collaborations, an interest in effective and inclusive teaching and mentoring, and the will to develop a strong extension program as the State of Maryland’s Pesticide Safety Education Coordinator, all within a department whose culture aims to help them succeed. This 9-month position is at the Assistant Professor level. However, exceptional candidates at the Associate or Full Professor levels will be considered.

The Entomology Department makes use of cutting-edge approaches to address a range of basic to applied research questions, with internationally recognized strengths in ecology, genetics, genomics, evolutionary biology, conservation biology, restoration, climate change, pollinator science, and integrated pest management. The University of Maryland College Park is the Flagship and Land Grant campus and a diverse public research university with a broad array of programs that could be allied with the goals of this position, including public health, environmental sciences and policy, computational biology, and many more. Faculty collaborate extensively with NIH, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Smithsonian Institution, and other national, state, and local agencies that offer diverse opportunities for partnerships with governmental and non-profit organizations and research groups.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and demonstrate scholastic excellence and productivity, including a robust publication record, contributions to teaching and mentoring, and extension and/or outreach experience.

We strive to recruit established or rising thought leaders, particularly those that increase the diversity of skill-sets, cultures, and backgrounds represented in our department. The University is within the culturally-rich Washington D.C. metropolitan area and close to forests, mountains, and beaches offering opportunities for a variety of interests. In particular, we encourage applications by all those who want to join us in building a climate of inclusiveness, where research, teaching and extension thrive.

Please contact the search committee chair - Dr. David Hawthorne ( - with questions.

Candidates should submit the following materials through

  1. Short cover letter describing qualifications,
  2. Curriculum vitae,
  3. Summary of research & extension experience and goals,
  4. Summary of teaching experience and goals,
  5. Contact information for three people from whom letters of recommendation can be requested.

Electronic submission of application materials through the University’s application portal required.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

About the University of Maryland: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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