Assistant/Associate Professor: Plant-Insect Interactions/Crop IPM

Athens, GA
Feb 01, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Open Until Filled: No

Job Summary: The appointee will develop a strong, extramurally funded research and teaching program with responsibilities in the study of plant-insect interactions with emphasis on agroecosystems. The position also has strong funding potential from Georgia's Commodity Commissions. The successful applicant will provide research expertise at the interface of applied and basic research programs in Entomology. Opportunities for collaboration on plant improvement programs with personnel in other departments including Crop and Soil Sciences, Horticulture and Plant Pathology are also available. Demonstrated expertise in plant-insect interactions from either an ecological and/or molecular perspective will be considered. Instructional activities will include a course in the successful applicant's area of expertise, contributions to a course in Integrated Pest Management, and mentoring graduate students. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicant must have earned a Ph.D. in Entomology or related field.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong background of relevant course work, a strong record of scholarly achievement, and excellent communication skills. To qualify for Associate rank on hire, applicants must already hold Assistant or higher rank at another institution and show clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as a regional or national authority.


Faculty Rank: Open Rank (Tenure Track)

Tenure Status: Tenure-Track

Employee Percentage: 100

Location of Vacancy: Athens Area

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