Assistant/Associate Professor of Entomology – Insect Ecology: Alabama

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
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The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Entomology with expertise in Insect Ecology. The expected start date is August 2023. Responsibilities: In this 9-month tenure-track position, you will have 75% research and 25% instruction responsibilities. Your primary research efforts will be in grant proposal writing, management of funded projects, scientific outputs such as papers and presentations, as well as support and mentoring of graduate students. Extramural funding through state and federal agencies will be the primary way to support your programs, personnel, and summary salary. Your program should be collaborative and strive to attain regional, national, and international recognition. For instruction, you will be required to provide 6 credit hours of instruction annually and demonstrate scholarship in instruction. The course load may include an undergraduate course or a graduate course in your area of expertise. All faculty positions also have an expectation of service. This may include department, college or university service or service to your professional society.
Qualifications: You must have an earned doctoral degree in Entomology, Ecology, Biology, or a related discipline and meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time of employment begins. The application package should include evidence of research productivity (publications, grants, etc.) commensurate with career level, and demonstrate how your knowledge and experiences align with the expected responsibilities. The research approach can be basic or applied, but you should demonstrate experience in modern techniques or cutting-edge technologies. Relative to instruction, your application package should describe all relevant teaching experiences in undergraduate and graduate courses as well as student mentoring experience. Effective interpersonal and technical oral and written communication skills are required. You must possess excellent organizational skills and postdoctoral research experience is desired. Desirable areas of expertise for this position include either chemical, community, molecular, behavioral ecology, or neurophysiology. Application: To apply or for more details, follow this link: Complete applications must include: 1) Letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy 4) statement of research philosophy 5) statement on commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 6) transcripts for MS and PhD. When prompted during the on-line process, please provide names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered. Active review of applications will begin on November 28, 2022, and may continue until the position is filled. Any questions should be sent to the Search Chair, Dr. Nannan Liu, The University: Classified as a Carnegie R1 university, Auburn University is a public flagship land-grant institution with a student enrollment of more than 30,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 70 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs of a broad scope. The University is located within the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama, near the metropolitan areas of Birmingham, Alabama, and Atlanta, Georgia, with scenic escapes in the southern Appalachians or along the Gulf of Mexico. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples” The Department: For more information on our 22 faculty, their research programs and students, and the 5 support staff in the department, please visit our departmental website ( For activities and functions in the department, please check out our social media ( AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN EEO/VET/DISABILITY EMPLOYER
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