Assistant/Associate Professor: Plant-insect Interactions/Crop IPM

University of Georgia

Position: Twelve month, tenure-track Assistant Professor with responsibilities in row crop production systems.  The position is budgeted at 80% research, and 20% instruction.

Location: Department of Entomology, UGA-Athens Campus.

Position Responsibilities: The appointee will develop a strong, extramurally funded research and teaching program with responsibilities in the study of plant-insect interactions with emphasis on agroecosystems. The position also has strong funding potential from Georgia’s Commodity Commissions. The successful applicant will provide research expertise at the interface of applied and basic research programs in Entomology.  Opportunities for collaboration on plant improvement programs with personnel in other departments including Crop and Soil Sciences, Horticulture and Plant Pathology are also available. Demonstrated expertise in plant-insect interactions from either an ecological and/or molecular perspective will be considered.  Instructional activities will include a course in the successful applicant’s area of expertise, contributions to a course in Integrated Pest Management, and mentoring graduate students.

Qualifications: Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Entomology or related field.

The Department: The Department of Entomology at UGA consists of 35 faculty members situated in a stimulating, multi-campus environment with an excellent reputation in research, extension and teaching. The three campuses of the University of Georgia (Athens, Tifton and Griffin) are multidisciplinary, multi-agency facilities with access to well-equipped research farms throughout the state. Opportunities for collaboration within the UGA Commodity Teams and with colleagues in other departments and institutions are plentiful and encouraged. 

Application: Applicants should submit the following: a letter of application, detailed curriculum vitae (25-page limit), a one-page statement of research philosophy and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy. Further, the candidate needs to arrange for three letters of reference that address his or her qualifications for the position.  All application materials and independent letters of reference should be submitted electronically via FacultyJobs at posting number 2018_00598F. Complete applications received by April 15, 2018 will be assured of full consideration.


The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.”

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60 Days
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University of Georgia
Name of Contact Person: 
Sam Waychoff
United States
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