Assistant Extension Professor in Entomology

Job description

The Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky is seeking a broadly trained entomologist who will address integrated management of arthropods in one or more of the following areas: urban landscapes, nursery crops, public health, households or other structures, or livestock production. This position is located in the Entomology Department on the University of Kentucky Campus, Lexington, KY. Areas of extension and research emphasis could include development and implementation of IPM tactics, pest monitoring networks, management of invasive species, pollinator protection, management of arthropod vectors of disease, or other areas. As part of a team of Extension Entomologists, this individual will develop and implement educational/outreach programs to support county-based extension personnel and other stakeholder groups, conduct problem-solving research to provide evidence-based insect management recommendations to stakeholders and cooperate in multi-disciplinary and/or inter-institutional teams. The individual is expected to develop an applied research program that complements and enhances their extension program. Further, the individual is expected to develop and maintain communication with county agents and participate in mentoring of graduate students and the graduate education program in the Department and College, and actively pursue external funding opportunities. Publication in peer-reviewed journals and extension publications is also expected.

Applicants should submit a CV, statement of extension and research interests and vision for Kentucky (upload under Specific Request 1), list of publications with up to (5) selected reprints (upload under Specific Request 2), and an application letter describing background and expertise specifically related to this extension/research position at the University of Kentucky.
Please also include the names and addresses of four individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters from your reference contacts within the employment system.

Application deadline is November 30, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is identified. The position is available March 1, 2019 or as mutually agreed upon. Salary is commensurate with background and experience, and an overview of benefits may be found here:

Candidates may contact Dr. Ric Bessin, Chair, Search Committee via e-mail at [email protected]

Job Title
Assistant Extension Professor in Entomology

Requisition Number

Working Title
Assistant Professor, Field Crops Pest Management

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

PhD in Entomology or related discipline.

Required Related Experience

Demonstrated experience in applied ecology and integrated pest management.

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Valid driver's license.


Excellent oral and written communication skills; use of common computer technologies and innovative use of social media; and experience with extension and outreach.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Post-doctoral training, experience as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, and expertise in one or more of these commodity areas are desirable, but not essential.

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University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
  4. Specific Request 2
Optional Documents





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    Posted: 9/11/2018
    Application Due: 11/10/2018
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