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  • Goodell, Karen
    Sep 2, 2010
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      The following position is open to both national and international candidates.  Please contact Daniel Herms (herms.2@...) with any questions.

       

       

      Assistant Professor:  Honey Bee / Pollinator Biologist

      Department of Entomology

      The Ohio State University

      Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center

       

      LOCATION:  Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), Wooster, Ohio (http://entomology.osu.edu/).

      QUALIFICATIONS:  Ph.D. in Entomology, Zoology, or related field with focus on biology, genetics, and ecology of honey bees or other insect pollinators, including but not limited to, functional genomics, metabolomics, neurophysiology, behavior, pathology, or toxicology.  Experience with pollinating insects is required, and applicants with prior experience relevant to honey bees will be strongly considered.  Other qualifications include excellent oral and written communication skills, evidence of scholarly research and productivity, demonstrated potential for quality teaching, and willingness to collaborate.  Desired qualifications include teaching and post-doctoral experience, and experience with extramural funding opportunities.

      POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Assistant Professor, 9-month tenure-track appointment focusing on honey bees and/or other pollinating insects, 80% research / 20% teaching. 

      Research (80%):  The successful applicant is expected to develop an internationally renowned research program focused on insect pollinators relevant to food production.  Research areas include but are not limited to:  molecular biology and functional genomics; neurophysiology, learning, and behavior; health of honey bee and other pollinators including interactions with pathogens, arthropod pests and pesticides; ecology of honey bees and other pollinator populations in agricultural and urban ecosystems; and/or pollinator services to economically important plants.

      Teaching (20%):  The successful applicant will contribute to innovative undergraduate and graduate level curricula in entomology and related disciplines.  Additional responsibilities include graduate seminar courses and the advising of graduate students.

      APPLICATIONS:   Applicants should send a detailed curriculum vita, copies of academic transcripts, statements of research and teaching interests and philosophy, statement of experience with and approach to extramural funding, career goals, recent reprints or accepted manuscripts, and contact information (names, address, phone, and email) of at least 3 professional references to:  Dr. Daniel Herms, Search Committee Chair, Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University / OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave, Wooster OH, 44691 (phone: 330-202-3506; fax: 330-263-3686; email: herms.2@...).  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2010, and will continue until a suitable applicant is selected.

      The Ohio State University is an Equal-Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.