Research Assistant Professor in Entomology

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Wilberforce, OHIO
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Posting Details

Posting Number 0800718
Classification Title Research Assistant Professor in Entomology
Working Title Research Assistant Professor in Entomology
Department 1890 Land Grant Research
Job Summary/Basic Function

This is a 12 month, tenure-track research position at the Assistant Research Professor level with the possibility of teaching up to 50% within the undergraduate Sustainable Agriculture Program in the area of integrated pest management, or related courses. Expertise should include the ability to establish a robust bee health program at Central State University to complement programs at surrounding universities. The person should demonstrate knowledge and expertise at managing an apiary to complement a prairie establishment project. Research areas in honey bee and/or native pollinators may include stressors, pathogens and parasites and their impact on insect pollinators. The applicant should have knowledge of pollination ecology; chemical ecology; host/parasite interactions; breeding and genetics; environmental toxicology; or risk assessment. The candidate is expected to develop an independent research program with external funding that is relevant to farmers regionally, nationally and internationally.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Establish and maintain a competitive research program in pollinator health that directly impacts beekeepers and growers in Ohio and beyond.
• Conduct and publish research in areas of specialty.
• Collaborate with CSU’s cooperative extension program in extending research to CSU stakeholders in agriculture.
• Provide mentoring and advising to undergraduate students by engaging them in research.
• Represent Central State University as an 1890 Land Grant Institution to the public including federal and non-federal agencies, and research, agriculture and industry interests.
• Transfer information through scholarly publications, patents and presentations at scientific meetings and through technology transfer to agriculture and industry groups.
• Participate in university and professional development activities such as service on university-wide committees.
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Department Chair and/or Associate Director of Research.

Minimum Qualifications

• Ph.D. in entomology or related field. Ph.D. must be complete at time of appointment;
• Evidence of peer-reviewed publications in the areas of entomology and agriculture;
• Demonstrated skill in securing grants or strong potential to secure extramural funding in same areas;
• Experience and interest in mentoring/teaching students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

• Post-Doctorial experiences in pollinators or related.
• Evidence of interdisciplinary collaborations or potential for collaborations both within and external to the university.
• Involvement with relevant professional associations or organizations.

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Position Category Faculty - Tenure Track

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