Assistant Professor of Entomology

Listed: 4 months ago
Location: Lexington, KENTUCKY
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline:

Posting Details

Job Title Assistant Professor of Entomology
Requisition Number FE00585
Working Title
Department Name 81080:ENTOMOLOGY
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

Applicant must have a PhD in Entomology, Biology or related discipline.

Required Related Experience

The Department is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in biology of arthropod vectors that affect public health, vector-host-pathogen relationships, vector distribution and abundance, epidemiology or emerging diseases.

Required License/Registration/Certification

N/A

Job Summary

The Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky is seeking a broadly trained entomologist or ecologist who will develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program focused on arthropod ecology or ecologically-based pest management. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in biology of arthropod vectors that affect public health, vector-host-pathogen relationships, vector distribution and abundance, epidemiology or emerging diseases. Candidates with experience in other areas of arthropod ecology are encouraged to apply.

The individual is expected to develop an independent and innovative research program employing integrative approaches that complement, enhance, and interact with existing efforts within the Department, University (e.g., Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Medicine or Public Health) and at a national or international level (e.g., the One Health Initiative).

This position includes a 30% teaching responsibility, which may include a graduate course in Insect Ecology. The individual will be expected to participate in other areas of undergraduate and graduate education, including developing a course in their area of expertise and mentoring graduate students.

This position is tentatively scheduled to begin January of 2017.

Application deadline is July 31, 2016, however the position will remain open until filled.

Interested applicants should include the following along with their online application:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover letter
- Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (uploaded as 1 file)
- Research statement (Specific Request 1)
-Teaching philosophy (Specific Request 2)
- Names and contact information for four individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference (Specific Request 3)

Questions should be directed to Kenneth F. Haynes, Chair of the Search Committee, khaynes@uky.edu, PH 859-257-1618. Please note that, to be considered an applicant, an application must be submitted through the UK Jobs site.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
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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