The Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University invites applications at the Associate or Assistant Professor rank for a Specialty Crop Entomologist with a strong focus on agroecology and the improvement of sustainable management practices in various specialty cropping systems. This is a nine-month, tenure track faculty position with 60% extension, 20% research, and 20% teaching appointment. The department seeks an individual that complements existing expertise in ecology, genetics, pollination, and pest management. Ohio is a top producer of specialty crops, and its diverse landscape is conducive for growing a wide array of fruits and vegetables in both rural and urban communities. Specialty crop production is rapidly expanding in Ohio, facilitated by emerging industries that include grapes, hops and hemp. Individuals with expertise in specialty crops, invasive ecology, and pest management are strongly encouraged to apply. The ability to work collaboratively with faculty across multiple departments and colleges at the university is also desired.
A successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally respected program in specialty crop entomology that integrates both extension and research activities. A focus on the impact of insects on specialty crop production, such as invasive species, plant disease vectors, or pollination is expected. This focus should also implement basic knowledge in invasive and population ecology, toxicology, molecular biology, ecological modeling or landscape ecology and genetics to improve sustainable pest management in various specialty crop systems. The desired individual should demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate with various stakeholders including extension personnel, specialty crop farmers, master gardeners, commodity organizations, agricultural industry, and government agencies (e.g. Ohio Departments of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, USDA-APHIS). Publication of extension information for stakeholders and research results in scholarly journals, mentoring graduate, and undergraduate students, obtaining external funding, and developing a collaborative research program is expected. The successful candidate will also participate actively in teaching courses related to Insect Pest Management (ENTMLGY 4601 and 5600) or biological control (ENTMLGY 5500) and pesticide science (ENTMLGY 5800).
Additional Information for Applicants::
Salary is competitive and is commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package is provided. This position will be located at the either on Columbus Campus or the Wooster Campus of the Ohio State University. Columbus is a vibrant city in central Ohio offering world class culture, arts, education, and industry. Wooster offers excellent schools, affordable cost of living and convenient access to the cities of Akron, Cleveland and Columbus.
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/ West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of extension, research teaching, and diversity interests to the Search Committee Chair Dr. Luis Canas, Specialty Crop Entomologist Search, 108 Thorne Hall, 1680 Madison Ave, Wooster Ohio, 44691, or email@example.com (cc to firstname.lastname@example.org, please).
Ph.D. in entomology, biology, ecology, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience with demonstrated expertise in research examining the impact of insect in specialty crop systems. Degree requirements must be completed by the appointment start date.
Review of applications will start October 31, 2020 but will continue until the position is filled.
Postdoctoral research experience.
Target Salary: $85,008.00 - $105,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Instructional/Faculty
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.