Business Title: Honey Bee and Pollinator Extension Educator
Location: OTHELLO BEE FARM, PROSSER, IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE RESEARCH CENTER
Employee Type: Faculty
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
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About The Opportunity:
The Department of Entomology within the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University (WSU) is seeking a dynamic, motivated, and problem-solving Research and Extension leader to join an extraordinary team of scientists and Extension experts working across multiple disciplines. As an integral part of this team, we are looking to fill a 12-month, tenure-track (Assistant Professor rank) integrated research/Extension and teaching position to begin August 1, 2022, or as negotiated, in the WSU Department of Entomology at the WSU-Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC) and Othello Honey Bee and Pollinator facility. In Washington State, honey bees and other pollinators are responsible for providing pollination services necessary for the production of tree fruits, small fruits, vegetable/oil seed and other crops. Washington is currently the top producer in the United States of apples, sweet cherries, alfalfa, blueberries, processed raspberries, and pears - all pollinated crops. The successful applicant will develop a nationally recognized and regionally relevant program focused on honey bee and pollinator health.
The WSU Department of Entomology and CAHNRS have significant strengths in pollinator biology including honey bee research and extension as well as other economically important pollinators. This pollinator health research and extension hire will be expected to foster connections between WSU and the stakeholders of Washington State and will be directly responsible to the Chair of the Department of Entomology and WSU-IAREC Director. The Pollinator Health position will be located in the heart of the agricultural industry in Washington state at the IAREC in Prosser, WA and will have facilities and share an apiary at the WSU Honey Bee and Pollinator Research, Extension and Education Facility at Othello, WA.
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. They will be 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. Programs must be based on stakeholder needs and must effectively integrate research and Extension and be consistent with the mission of the WSU Department of Entomology and CAHNRS Office of Research.
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. 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 the mentoring and supervision of graduate students.
By the date of hire, earned Ph.D. in entomology or 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.
Area/College: College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS) Department Name: Entomology City, State, Zip: WSU Prosser and Othello Department Link:https://entomology.wsu.edu/ Monthly Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience FTE: 100%
Additional Position Information: 12-month, permanent full-time tenure-track, at the rank of Assistant Professor
Screening Begin Date: Screening of application materials begin December 15, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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