Extension Specialist, Entomology & Integrated Pest Management
The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (UNHCE) is seeking an entomologist that will undertake engaged outreach in agricultural integrated pest management. This is a 100% extension appointment (non-tenure track) that will be assigned to UNHCE’s Vegetable and Fruit Production team within the Food and Agriculture Program.
The successful candidate will lead the state’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) outreach and extension programs. They will collaborate with faculty, extension specialists, and agricultural stakeholders to lead a dynamic extension program focused on sustainable management of pest populations. This position will address the needs of vegetable and fruit crop producers, with the aim to help the diverse horticultural businesses of the state and region become more economically and environmentally sustainable. Areas of emphasis may include emerging insect pests, pollinator conservation, biological controls, environmentally and economically viable pest management strategies, and insecticide resistance. The candidate may provide support roles in other aspects of entomology, and will have the flexibility to approach emerging pest problems as they arise.
We expect strong synergies with new and existing faculty and specialists working in diverse areas of agricultural systems including sustainable horticulture, crop development, and protected agriculture. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to mentor graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, through affiliation with the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems (ANFS) within the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.
This position is supported by several funding sources, including competitive targeted federal grants. The current funded project involves work primarily in agricultural IPM, with some work in public health IPM. The position is partially grant-supported, with a current commitment of three years from the date of hire. Thereafter, the incumbent will be expected to generate a minimum of twenty-five percent of annual salary from grants, contracts or research/teaching appointments. The successful candidate will be expected to compete successfully in national and regional funding initiatives, and to achieve prominence in their field of scholarship.
- A Ph.D. in Entomology or other closely related discipline.
- Demonstrated effective interpersonal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
- Competency in the use of modern technologies and their application to program development and delivery.
- Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team.
- Demonstrated knowledge of entomology, arthropod identification, integrated pest management strategies, and problem-solving skills.
- Enthusiasm for working with farmers, gardeners, and agricultural producers throughout the state.
- Experience in conceiving, planning, undertaking and publishing independent research.
- Ability to regularly travel throughout the state, as well as occasionally travel in the region.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
- Experience working in New England agricultural systems.
- Experience in securing competitive extramural research funding.
To apply, see the full posting online here: https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/28510.
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.