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Assistant/Associate Professor of Arthropod Molecular Systematics

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Position Information

Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Arthropod Molecular Systematics
Location Moscow
Division/College Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Department Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Nematology
Employee Category Faculty
Classification Group Title Research Faculty
Tenure Tracking Tenure Track
Rank Negotiable (must be justified)
Interim/Term Appointment No
Multi-Year Contract (Non-Tenure Track) Not Applicable
Position Type Permanent
Pay Range $70,012.80 + DOE
Type of Appointment Academic Year
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Funding
Internal Posting?
Position Summary

The Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology is hiring an Assistant or Associate Professor of Arthropod Molecular Systematics. Rank is negotiable.
Qualified candidates will use molecular systematics approaches to examine topics such as the impact of newly emerging arthropod pests within Idaho and the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and the effect of changing environments on species diversity. The work will further understanding of arthropods relevant to the population and economy of Idaho and the region. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the use of molecular techniques in systematics and taxonomy and supervision and development of the collections of the W. F. Barr Entomology Museum as a regional resource for education and research. The incumbent will also work with stakeholders across the state and the PNW.

Responsibilities

Job Duty Function Teaching and Advising:
Job Duties/Responsibilities

Teaching duties would include undergraduate and graduate courses in Entomology that are appropriate to the expertise and interests of the new faculty member and that meet the needs of the department. Mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral scholars is expected. The new faculty member would also be expected to interact with stakeholder groups interested in arthropod systematics and biology.

Job Duty Function Scholarship and Creative Activities:
Job Duties/Responsibilities

Develop an innovative, externally funded, internationally recognized program in molecular systematics. Potential research focus areas could include use of molecular phylogenetic techniques to study life history evolution, biodiversity, invasion biology, or evolutionary relationships among arthropod groups. Familiarity with high-throughput sequencing, quantitative analysis of molecular data or other research methodologies relevant to the position is expected. Research may be directed at any group of arthropods important to the population and the economy of Idaho and the PNW.

Job Duty Function University Service and Leadership:
Job Duties/Responsibilities

The new faculty member will lead the W. F. Barr Entomology Museum to develop the collection as a resource for both educational and research needs. The new faculty member would be expected to participate in Departmental, College and University governance and to be an active participant in professional scientific societies.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Entomology or related discipline with emphasis on arthropod molecular systematics is required. Qualified candidates will have a strong record of scholarly achievement that includes high-impact publications. Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills and experience with entomological collections are expected.

Preferred Qualifications

Desired qualifications include the ability to secure extramural funding, teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, demonstrated ability to mentor students and trainees and the ability to work cooperatively and effectively in a team environment with colleagues and stakeholders.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

Posting Information

Posting Number F000619P
Posting Date 10/06/2017
Closing Date 12/14/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with your on-line application, write a letter of application addressing your qualifications (for both the minimum and preferred qualifications listed) and interests, including a clear description of your research and teaching philosophies.
In addition, your application materials must include a CV and the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any other reason prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. EOE AA/M/F/D/V

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of References
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