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Assistant Professor - Insect Pest Management - Tree Nut IPM

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Application Procedure: To apply applicants should submit the following materials: 1. Letter of application; 2. Detailed curriculum vitae (25 page limit); 3. A one page statement of research philosophy; 4. A one page statement of extension philosophy. You will also be required to include a list of at least three references during the application process. When the applicant selects or reaches the "Professional References" section, they will be asked to provide their reference contact information here prior to submitting your application. Reference Providers will be sent, at the appropriate time during the recruitment process, an email through the FacultyJobs@UGA system with instructions on how to submit their letters of recommendation. References will not be contacted without prior notification to applicant. The application file and reference letters should be submitted online at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/482. Questions related to this position may be directed to Dr. Stormy Sparks (Chair) at asparks@uga.edu. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by August 1, 2017.

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2017_00344F
Posting Type
Official Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Working Title Assistant Professor - Insect Pest Management - Tree Nut IPM
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Department ENTOMOLOGY
Salary Range
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.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 04/28/2017
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date 08/01/2017
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Tifton Area

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. List of References with Contact Information
  5. Public Svc/Extension Philosophy
Optional Documents