University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (Little Rock) — Assistant Professor, Field Crop Entomology

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, robust, extramurally-funded extension and applied research program focused on integrated management of arthropod pests of rice and other major agronomic crops grown in Arkansas. The program will emphasize development and extension of economic thresholds, resistance management practices of major and minor insect pests, and overall best management practices to solve insect management problems in Arkansas and the Mid-South. Related issues addressed by the program may include pesticides impacting pollinators and other off-target insects, cover crops and evaluation of transgenic for control of pests. As a faculty member of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, responsibilities will emphasize mission-oriented entomology extension and research, and collaboration with other faculty in the state and region will be critically important. The successful candidate will also direct graduate students, provide service appropriate for expertise, and complete other duties as assigned.

Required: A doctorate in Entomology or closely related discipline is required. Candidates should have excellent verbal and writing skills. Documented ability to conduct independent field crop research, extension programs, and knowledge of agronomic production practices is critical.

FOR CONSIDERATION, applicants must certify and submit an application on our organization’s jobs portal at Posting # 535

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