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Assistant Professor: Agroecology -Tree Nut and Fruit Entomology

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Tifton Area

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Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology, Agricultural Science & Extension
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Posting Number:

F1010P

Working Title:

Assistant Professor: Agroecology -Tree Nut and Fruit Entomology

Department:

CAES-Entomology

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Department of Entomology at UGA consists of 35 faculty members situated in a stimulating, multi-campus environment with an excellent reputation in research, extension, and teaching. The three campuses of the University of Georgia (Athens, Tifton, and Griffin) are multidisciplinary, multi-agency facilities with access to well-equipped research farms throughout the state. Opportunities for collaboration within the UGA Pecan Team and with colleagues in other departments and institutions are plentiful and encouraged.

The UGA-Tifton campus is home to 90 scientists and more than 400 support staff. On-campus resources include office, laboratory, greenhouse and rearing space, a 15-acre irrigated research orchard, and all required agricultural machinery.

College/Unit/Department website:

https://ent.uga.edu/

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization:

Minorities & Females

Anticipated Start Date:

07/01/2022

Job Posting Date:

10/06/2021

Open until filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit the following: a letter of application, detailed curriculum vitae (25-page limit), a one-page statement of research philosophy, a one-page statement of extension philosophy and a one-page diversity, equity and inclusion statement that indicates how you have supported/facilitated DEI, and a list of three references with contact information including email addresses. Complete applications received by November 19, 2021 will be assured of full consideration. For additional information contact Dr. Phillip Roberts at [email protected]

Location of Vacancy:

Tifton Area

EEO Statement:

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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, 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]).

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Entomology, or related field.

Position Summary:

The appointee will develop a strong, extramurally funded research and extension program to support tree nut production with opportunities to pursue work in complementary model systems. With an annual farmgate value exceeding $350 million, Georgia growers currently lead the nation in pecan production. The position has enjoyed a history of strong funding support from the Georgia Pecan Commission and allied industries. Research efforts should integrate levels of biological organization such as population/community ecology, biological control, and insect ecology to improve pest management. Extension activities should improve sustainable and profitable production systems. Mentorship and training of graduate students is a key responsibility of the position.

Additional Requirements:

For information about the requirements for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, please see the University of Georgia’s Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure and the College of Agricultural and Environment Sciences – Entomology criteria

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

A strong background of relevant course work and a strong record of scholarly achievement.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Excellent communication skills. Demonstrated expertise in one or more areas including chemical ecology, toxicology, landscape ecology, resistance management or integration of agricultural systems is highly desirable.

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

Yes

Does this position require a P-Card? :

Yes

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

Yes

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

Yes

Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Develop a strong, extramurally funded research and extension program to support tree nut production with opportunities to pursue work in complementary model systems. Research efforts should integrate levels of biological organization such as population/community ecology, biological control, and insect ecology to improve pest management.

Percentage Of Time:

100

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

 

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Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States
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