Apiculturist - Professional Faculty in Department of Entomology

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg
USA

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain extension education programs in apiculture and the management of other pollinators. Educational programs will include demonstrations, workshops, in-service training, site visits, production of popular articles, paper and web-based materials and presentations. The incumbent will provide support to 4-H and youth entomological activities and provide bee management recommendations to County Extension faculty, beekeepers, homeowners, producers and the general public. The candidate will teach undergraduate courses, including a general education undergraduate course (Insects and Human Society) and an introductory apiculture course (Bees and Beekeeping). Knowledge of apicultural practices with experience in colony management is required. We seek an outgoing individual that will contribute to innovative curricula in entomology. The incumbent will support the mission of the land-grant university by participating in outreach and engaging local, state, and regional stakeholders. The successful candidate will have access to existing honey bee colonies, apicultural facilities, and be expected to help maintain university apiaries. Land for demonstrations and training, including diverse native habitats, as well as agronomic, vegetable, and orchard field plots is available.

Please use the candidate statement to describe your teaching and extension vision and goals.

 

For more, please see:
https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/66583

Prof. Tim Kring
timkring@vt.edu
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