Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.
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The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust, extramurally funded research program focusing on management and understanding of arthropod pests that impact food and/or fiber crops. Preferred areas of research specialization could include, but are not limited to integrated pest management, landscape ecology, insecticide resistance, grain storage pests, remote sensing, and novel pest control methods. The candidate is expected to demonstrate successful grantsmanship, report research results in peer-reviewed publications, and present research at national, regional and grower meetings. Teaching of graduate and undergraduate level courses, especially in areas of applied pest management (e.g., integrated pest management), will be required. The candidate will interact with producers in the state and integrate with other extension efforts. The candidate is expected to mentor graduate students, provide service to the institution and state as appropriate, and collaborate effectively with departmental research and extension faculty, and colleagues in related disciplines. The incumbent will focus on arthropod pests of agricultural products of importance to Arkansas, such as corn, cotton, rice, soybeans, or feed grains, and problems of other crops (e.g., peanuts, fruits, vegetables) where appropriate. However, research specialization is not limited to a specific commodity.
A doctoral degree in entomology or related discipline.
Research experience in crop entomology.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
The ability to conduct independent and collaborative research.
Experience in a land grant institution.
Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to work effectively across disciplines in entomology and agricultural systems.
Additional Information for Candidates
The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville invite applications to fill a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position (70% research, 15% teaching, 15% extension) with an emphasis on research in arthropod pests of crop plants. The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville is a land-grant institution and the flagship university of the University of Arkansas System.
Female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The position is located at the University of Arkansas main campus in Fayetteville. All interested candidates must submit an application online at https://jobs.uark.edu/ and include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a statement of research interests; 3) statement of teaching philosophy; 4) curriculum vitae; and 5) names and contact information of three professional references.
Potential candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Neel Joshi (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about the position.
Applications received by October 15, 2021 are assured full consideration. Information regarding the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is available online at: https://enpl.uark.edu/
Commensurate with education and experience
Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.