Assistant Professor - Insect Pest Management - Tree Nut IPM
Open Until Filled: No
Job Summary: The appointee for this position will develop a strong, extramurally funded research and extension program to support tree nut production with opportunities to pursue work in complimentary model systems. With an annual farmgate value exceeding $350 million, Georgia growers currently lead the nation in pecan production. This position has enjoyed a history of strong funding support from the Georgia Pecan Commission and allied industries. Research efforts should focus on areas that integrate levels of biological organization such as population/community ecology, biological control or insect ecology. Demonstrated expertise in one or more areas including chemical ecology, toxicology, landscape ecology, resistance management or integration of agricultural systems is highly desirable. Extension activities should focus on translating research results into improving sustainability and profitability of production practices. Instructional activities will include teaching a course in general entomology and mentoring graduate students.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Entomology, or closely related field, with a strong background of relevant course work, a strong record of scholarly achievement and excellent communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated expertise in one or more areas including chemical ecology, toxicology, landscape ecology, resistance management or integration of agricultural systems is highly desirable.
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Status: Tenure-Track
Employee Percentage: 100
Location od Vacancy: Tifton Area