Pollinator Biology Assistant Professor (tenure track)

The Department of Entomology at Purdue University seeks to fill a tenure track position in pollinator biology. This is a nine-month appointment at the level of assistant professor with primary research and secondary extension responsibilities.

Responsibilities: The candidate will conduct research on pollinator biology, broadly defined. The successful candidate will also use the existing infrastructure in honey bee research at Purdue University comprised of on and off campus facilities, including approximately 100 colonies, currently used for breeding resistance to the Varroa mite. The individual is expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded research program, work synergistically with ongoing pollinator research in the department and conduct interdisciplinary research with diverse teams. The candidate will also develop an innovative and research-based extension program that addresses the needs of beekeeper organizations in Indiana. The successful applicant will mentor graduate and undergraduate students and teach courses at the graduate and/or undergraduate level.

Qualifications: Must have a Ph.D. in entomology or biological sciences with relevant training in pollinator biology. Relevant post-doctoral research experience is desirable. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A background check is required for this position. 

Application: The search committee will begin reviewing applications after November 22nd, 2017, but will accept submissions until the position is filled. Application materials should include: letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate official academic transcripts, statements of research and extension philosophies, and full contact information for three references. The Department and College are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue is an ADVANCE institution – www.purdue.edu/advance-purdue​.

Please submit the application package as an email attachment to: Dr. Christian Krupke, Search Committee Chair - ckrupke@purdue.edu

The Department is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences and ranked eighth globally in the 2016 QS World University Rankings. The College is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to excellence in all we do. The College has 11 academic departments and includes 325 faculty, 2782 undergraduate students, and 690 graduate students. The College’s strategic plan can be accessed at https://ag.purdue.edu/plan/Pages/default.aspx​

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Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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