The University of Georgia has a tenure track faculty position in Extension. They are looking for someone to coordinate our IPM and Pesticide Education Programs. The position will be on the main campus in Athens.
Position: Assistant Professor: Integrated Pest Management Coordinator/Pesticide Education Coordinator
Position Responsibilities: Provide overall leadership and coordination for IPM programs and leadership in IPM grant development in the College by working with IPM faculty throughout the College to develop proposals for competitive funding from state and federal agencies and from various industrial and private entities. Extension duties will include assisting in the development and coordination of a variety of IPM publications to include the Annual GA Pest Management Handbooks, promotional publications, working with faculty and staff in maintaining the IPM website, and coordination and delivery of pesticide educational programs. In addition, the IPM Coordinator will work with academic faculty and county extension faculty to develop new client driven IPM programs for the state, and work with regional and national IPM leadership to ensure that GA is appropriately represented in new IPM initiatives. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with research colleagues in extramurally funded projects based on background and interest and availability of funding.
Qualifications: Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Entomology with a strong background of relevant course work, and a strong record of scholarly achievement. Experience in insect pest management, and biology and ecology of insect pests in the field is preferred.
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 Tifton and Griffin Campuses 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. Opportunities for interdisciplinary and interagency interactions are outstanding, and collaborative activities with colleagues in other departments, institutions and agencies are expected and encouraged.
Application: Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application that describes professional goals, extension and applied research philosophy, and other scholarly interests as they relate to the position, 2) a detailed curriculum vitae, and 3) four letters of reference to:
Dr. Dan L. Horton, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens GA, 30602 - 2603. Electronic submission preferred, please e-mail materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2012. Applications received by that date are assured of consideration.
The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to reply.