Honey Bee and Pollinator Health Assistant Professor
Washington State University
Location: Pullman, Washington
Internal Number: 4765480
Honey Bee and Pollinator Health Assistant Professor
Available Title(s): 270-NN_FACULTY - Assistant Professor
Business Title: Honey Bee and Pollinator Health Assistant Professor
Employee Type: Faculty
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
Summary of Duties:
The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized pollinator research and Extension program. Research should emphasize pollinator best management practices for both native and managed species. The faculty member is expected to develop a statewide, science-based, pollinator education plan to educate beekeepers, agricultural producers, land managers, licensed pesticide applicators, other professionals, and the public focused on agricultural systems in Washington. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in general entomology and other specific courses in their area of expertise, contributing to student recruitment and retention efforts at WSU, and mentoring and supervising graduate students. Programs must be based on stakeholder needs and must effectively integrate research and Extension and be consistent with the mission of the college, CAHNRS, and the WSU Department of Entomology. This position should successfully blend Research and Extension duties. The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized, pollinator Extension education and outreach program and develop a statewide, science-based, pollinator education plan to educate beekeepers, agricultural producers, land managers, licensed pesticide applicators, other professionals, and the public focused on agricultural systems in Washington.
The successful candidate must acquire competitive extramural funding from state, regional, and national agencies and the agricultural industry to support a comprehensive research and Extension program. The incumbent will disseminate information by publishing results in appropriate peer-reviewed journals and through Extension media outlets, delivering presentations at scientific conferences and industry/grower meetings, and using the internet and other modern communication platforms. This person is expected to work collaboratively with other researchers, Extension professionals, private crop consultants, the grower community, and stakeholders.
By the date of hire, earned Ph.D. in entomology or a closely related field, with depth in the discipline and ability to address the breadth of honey bee and pollinator management issues relevant to agriculturally important crops in Washington.
Demonstrated record of accomplishments in research and Extension commensurate with career level.
Demonstrated teaching experience and commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentoring that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with technical and nontechnical audiences in oral and written forms;
Record of competitive grant success commensurate with career level;
Knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques applicable to honey bee and pollinator health and management research;
Demonstrated knowledge of pollinator health applied research, integrated pest management (IPM), and sustainable agricultural systems;
Demonstrated record of stakeholder-driven integrated research and extension activities;
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.
College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS)
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
Applicants must submit their completed application by January 2, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Applicants must upload the following required documents to their online application. External candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/CV' section of your application. Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/Cover Letter' section of your application.
1) Resume. 2) Cover Letter - The cover letter should address all the required and preferred qualifications for the position and identify your areas of expertise and research interests. 3) Teaching statement.
6) The names and contact information of three (3) people willing to serve as references.
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