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Tenure track Faculty position in Risk Assessment & Environmental Protection, USA

Tenure track Faculty position in Risk Assessment & Environmental Protection, USA

For best consideration apply by November 15, 2019

The University of Maryland, College Park seeks to build on its existing strengths in Integrated Pest Management, risk assessment, and biotechnology by hiring a tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Entomology. We seek candidates doing outstanding work in the area of pesticide safety, including traditional, organic, and genetic engineering, environmental impacts, regulatory issues, human health effects, or related topics. The appointee will be expected to build a nationally prominent, robustly funded research program, teach, and develop a strong Extension program. The successful candidate will also serve as the State of Maryland’s Pesticide Safety Education Coordinator. This position is at the Assistant Professor level. However, exceptional candidates at the Associate or Full Professor levels will be considered.

The University of Maryland Entomology Department has internationally recognized strengths in basic and applied ecology, genetics, genomics, evolutionary biology, and integrated pest management. Existing campus programs in the geographical sciences, earth and atmospheric sciences, and computational biology complement these strengths. The Department of Entomology plays a leading role in the NSF-funded Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, which provides unique opportunities to engage in collaborative interdisciplinary research and training, and is closely aligned with the Insect Transformation Facility on our Shady Grove campus. Faculty collaborate extensively with NIH, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Smithsonian and other local agencies. The University’s proximity to Washington, D.C. offers diverse opportunities for partnerships with governmental and non-profit organizations and research groups.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and demonstrated excellence and productivity in research. Previous training or experience in toxicology, biotechnology or related fields is preferred.

Candidates should submit through eJobs@umd.edu as a single PDF the following materials in this order:

  1. Short cover letter describing qualifications,
  2. Curriculum vitae,
  3. Summary of research, extension, and teaching experience and goals, and
  4. Contact information for three people from whom letters of recommendation can be requested. Electronic submission of application through the University’s web page (eJobs@umd.edu) is required.

The University of Maryland, College Park is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and minorities are particularly sought.