Assistant Professor and Assistant Entomologist:
Agroecology and sustainable pest management
January 15, 2024
University of California, Riverside
9 month tenure-track
Remote/ Telework Option
The UC 9-month salary consists of a base pay of $74,600-$97,200 for Assistant Professors and additional off-scale to be commensurate with market value, qualifications and experiences. The off-scale portion of the salary will be maintained as long as satisfactory academic progress is made. Additionally, the off-scale will be maintained subject to market adjustments to the UC salary scale
Develop an innovative, fundamental and applied research program on agroecology and sustainable pest management
Required qualifications for this position that must be met by the date of application include: Ph.D. in entomology or a related biological science.
Preferred qualifications for this position include: Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates should have a strong background and experience in agroecology, sustainability, and pest management, as demonstrated by publications, extramural funding, and professional service.
Competitive applications will include compelling research plans. Evidence of effective mentoring, teaching ability and curriculum development will further strengthen applications.
This 9-month, tenure-track position is a 60% Organized Research and 40% Instruction appointment and will be available starting July 1, 2024.
The successful candidate will develop a creative, collaborative, extramurally funded research program at the interface of sustainability, global change biology, landscape ecology, and integrated pest management to develop responses to endemic and invasive arthropods and vector-borne pathogens affecting commercial agriculture and urban farms. Research areas could include, but are not limited to, landscape diversification or manipulation, plant defense and associated cultural controls, effects of plant domestication on species interactions, augmentative or conservation biological control, biopesticides, mating disruption and sterile insect technique. The ideal researcher will explore the interplay among multiple sustainable control measures, leveraging ‘big data’, biodiversity, and conservation to promote sustainable crop protection. Teaching responsibilities may include participation in existing courses on IPM, insect ecology, population biology, and pest management, developing new courses in agroecology, global change and the sustainable pest management sciences, as well as supervision of graduate and undergraduate students.