Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Associate Professor
University or Organization :
Washington State University
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Application Deadline :
Jan 04, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Entomology Assistant or Associate Professor of Insect Systematics
Keywords separated by commas :
Entomoloy,Associate Professor,Insect,Systematics
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Salary :
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Start Date:
Aug 16, 2019
The Department of Entomology at Washington State University is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor to develop an innovative, nationally and internationally recognized research and teaching program in insect systematics. This 12-month, tenure-track position begins August 16, 2019, negotiable. The successful applicant is expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded systematics research and teaching program, and use molecular approaches to contribute to arthropod systematics and phylogenetic research. Expectations also include conducting research relevant to Washingtons diverse agricultural industries and direction of the M. T. James Entomological Collection.
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Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
The successful candidate will support and mentor entomology graduate students and post-doctoral scientists, and teach a graduate course in Insect Taxonomy/Systematics and other courses as designated by the department/university. Required: Earned Ph.D. in Entomology or related discipline at the date of hire. Preferred: Demonstrated ability to develop a high-quality, extramurally funded research program addressing some aspect of insect systematics; analyze molecular, morphological, and phylogenomic data to understand species boundaries and relationships within/among arthropod species; and publish their research in high quality, peer reviewed journals. Experience developing computational tools and other methods for systematics research. Desire and capacity to apply systematic and genomic approaches to benefit agricultural production systems, including potatoes, in the Pacific Northwest US. Demonstrated abilities to manage the M. T. James Entomological Collection. Demonstrated success in collaborative/team research projects. Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and delivering graduate level courses, and evidence of a commitment to excellence in graduate education.Screening of application materials begins January 4, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. For a complete position description see the Notice of Vacancy with all required and preferred qualifications at, and to apply visit and search #: 128207 ( For additional information on Washington State University, the College of Agricultural Human and Natural Resource Sciences or the Department of Entomology, visit and EEO/AA/ADA
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Minimum education level :
Earned Ph.D. in entomology or a related discipline at the date of hire
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Contact :
Carol Black
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Application Instructions :
Applications must include: (1) cover letter addressing the candidates expertise and qualifications for the position; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) statement of research goals and vision (2 page max); (4) statement of teaching philosophy (1 page max); (5) electronic copies of graduate and undergraduate academic transcripts; and (6) contact information for four professional references. Contact Carol Black, Search Chair, at or 509-335-5425 with questions about this position. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.