Assistant Professor in Entomology: Turfgrass & Ornamentals

Position ID: 32755
University of Georgia
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
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Assistant Professor in Entomology: Turfgrass and Ornamentals

University of Georgia

Position: The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor with responsibilities in Integrated Pest Management for insects affecting turfgrass and ornamental plants. This is a twelve month, tenure-track position. The position will initially be budgeted 65% Research, 25% Extension and 10% Instruction.

Location: Department of Entomology, Griffin Campus, Griffin, Georgia

Position Responsibilities: Provide leadership and coordination for arthropod IPM programs for turfgrass and ornamentals in Georgia. Develop regionally and nationally prominent research and extension programs funded via competitive funding from federal, state, industry and private entities. Research activities should focus on the biology and ecology of arthropod pests and associated beneficials of importance to the Green Industry.  Extension responsibilities include development and maintenance of active working relationships with county agents and specialists, research counterparts, ag-industry representatives and growers. Instructional activities will include participating in team taught courses where appropriate, and directing graduate students. 

Qualifications: Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Entomology with a strong background of relevant course work, a strong record of scholarly achievement, and excellent communication skills. Experience in both field and laboratory settings and experience in IPM tactics for insect pests of turf and/or ornamentals is preferred.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department: The Department of Entomology at UGA offers a stimulating, multi-campus intellectual environment and has an excellent reputation in teaching, research and extension. The three campuses of the University of Georgia (Athens, Tifton and Griffin) are large and dynamic multidisciplinary, multi-agency facilities with strong research, extension, and teaching activities, and access to multiple well-equipped research farms throughout the state. A state-of-the-art multidisciplinary, Turfgrass Complex currently under construction on the Griffin Campus will house laboratory, office and greenhouse facilities for this position.”  Opportunities for interdisciplinary and interagency interactions are outstanding, and collaborative activities with colleagues in other departments, institutions and agencies are expected and encouraged.

Application Procedure: Applicants should submit electronically: 1) a letter of application that describes professional goals, research, instruction, and extension philosophy, and other scholarly interests as they relate to the position, 2) a detailed curriculum vita, and 3) contact information for four references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant) Please email materials to:

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 31, 2016. Applications received by that date are assured of consideration, however screening will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Institution. As such we are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Position Starting Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017
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Dr. Wayne Gardner
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