Assistant Professor Position in Integrative Arthropod Biology

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Assistant Professor Position in Integrative Arthropod Biology

Department of Entomology

University of Maryland College Park

We seek candidates doing outstanding work on any aspect of terrestrial arthropod biology. Topics of special interest to us include, but are not limited to: vector biology; insect/microbe interactions; insect behavior; ecology, and biodiversity; systematics, evolutionary biology and evo-devo; developmental biology and physiology; functional and comparative genomics; and arthropod roles in urban ecosystems, ecosystem services and their link to human health. The appointee will be expected to build a nationally prominent, robustly funded research program, as well as contribute to our undergraduate and graduate teaching portfolios. The appointee will join an intellectually diverse but cohesive department dedicated to integrative, collaborative understanding of basic and applied insect biology, and to serving the public. The department plays a leading role in the NSF-funded Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, and collaborates extensively with NIH, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Smithsonian and other local agencies. Nearby Washington D.C. and vicinity offer a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, and demonstrated excellence in both scientific publication and ability to obtain external funding.

Candidates should submit a cover letter describing qualifications, a C.V., a summary of research and teaching experience and future plans, and contact information for five people from whom letters of recommendation can be requested. Electronic submission of application through the University’s web page (ejobs.umd.edu) is required. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for best consideration, apply by 5 September 2015.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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