Assistant Professor of Honey Bee and Pollinator Research and Extension
Washington State University
Location: Prosser, Washington
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-10651
The Department of Entomology (ENT) within the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University (WSU) is seeking a dynamic and problem-solving Researcher and Extension scientist 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) research/Extension and teaching position to begin August 1, 2024, or as negotiated, at the WSU Dept. of Entomology at the WSU-Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC) and Othello Honey Bee and Pollinator facility. The successful applicant will develop a nationally recognized and regionally relevant program focused on honey bee and native pollinator health.
This position should successfully blend Research and Extension duties. The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized, pollinator Research and Extension education 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. Programs must be based on stakeholder needs and effectively integrate research and Extension and be consistent with the mission of the WSU Department of Entomology and CAHNRS Office of Research. The incumbent will have teaching responsibilities in the Department of Entomology.
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.