Assistant Professor - Insect-microbe Interactions
Open Until Filled: Yes
Job Summary: The Department of Entomology at the University of Georgia has developed a core research area in the study of insect-microbe interactions. As part of this initiative, the Department seeks to fill a new tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a 12 month appointment. Proposed research can target any insect-associated microbial group, including viruses, span the species interaction continuum from pathogenic to mutualistic, or address any pertinent functional area of inquiry. Candidates using approaches in the molecular sciences, evolution, or ecology will be considered. However, the ideal candidate will take a multidisciplinary approach and integrate underlying mechanisms of insect-microbial interactions with function at the organismal level and above. Expertise in the Dept. of Entomology and elsewhere on campus offers unique collaborative potential in genetics, genomics, parasitology, microbiology, ecology, and evolution. Successful candidates will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program and contribute to instruction in the Department.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) and experience in research with insect-associated microbial groups.
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Employee Percentage: 100
Location od Vacancy: Athens Area