Job offer: Agroecosystem Ecologist, UNL

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Friday, 15 March 2013

Position Information

Working Title Agroecosystem Ecologist
Department/College/Unit - Entomology-0834
Requisition Number F_130050
Posting Open Date 02/11/2013
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Description of Work

This is a 12-month, tenure-leading Assistant Professor position in the Department of Entomology located at the West Central Research & Extension Center at North Platte, NE. The position provides leadership for arthropod IPM research and extension programs in cropping systems of west central Nebraska including an emphasis on resistance management.

Research 48% – develop a successful research program that addresses Integrated Pest Management of arthropod pests of field crops grown in the west central Nebraska that supports extension programming. Research should address statewide resistance management issues and cropping systems work at the West Central Research Extension Center. Research should also consider emerging pest issues and contribute to Entomology Department strengths in Managing Arthropods and Stress Biology. He/she will develop collaborative and interdisciplinary research programs with scientists at the West Central R&E Center, Department of Entomology, other departments and R&E Centers within UNL and other universities and agencies in the region to address the research needs. The incumbent will be expected to obtain external grants to support the research program, to advise and mentor graduate students, and to participate in regional and multidisciplinary projects, as appropriate. Success in developing and maintaining a strong research program will depend on grant acquisition.

Extension 49% – Develop proactive educational programs of excellence in integrated pest management of arthropod pests of field crops grown in west central Nebraska. This includes needs assessment, planning, marketing, teaching/delivery and evaluation of these educational programs and materials. The incumbent will cooperate with other Entomology specialists in delivery of extension programming. Critical needs will be identified and prioritized through discussions with program participants, cooperators and Extension team members, and through program evaluation. Program emphasis will reflect the educational mission of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. All educational programs will be research-based, produce scholarly outcomes, and will meet affirmative action requirements and embrace diversity.

Service 3% – Service includes center, departmental, university, and professional committee work and/or activities appropriate to the position, such as organized promotion of science literacy to the community.


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