003771-2017 - Assistant Professor of Insect Systematics 

The Department of Entomology seeks to fill a tenure track position in insect systematics.  This is a nine-month appointment at the level of assistant or associate professor with primary research and secondary teaching responsibilities. 

Responsibilities 

The successful candidate will conduct research on insect systematics in the taxonomic group of their choice, integrating morphological and molecular approaches.  The successful candidate will use or facilitate the use of the big data potential residing in entomological research collections to address grand challenges facing society.  The successful applicant is expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded research program, conduct interdisciplinary research with diverse research teams, and serve as director of the Purdue Entomological Research Collection in an active and engaged manner.  The successful applicant will also mentor graduate and undergraduate students and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in taxonomy and systematics and other areas of interest that could include evolution and insect diversity.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in entomology or biological sciences with relevant training in insect systematics.  Relevant post-doctoral research experience is desirable.  Preference will be given to candidates with research interests in integrating and synthesizing different theories and approaches for conducting research on systematics, evolution, and biodiversity.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A background check is required for this position.

Application

The search committee will begin reviewing applications after November 22nd, 2017, but will accept submissions until the position is filled.  Application materials should include: letter of application, curriculum vita, graduate and undergraduate official academic transcripts, statements of teaching and research philosophies, and full contact information for three references.  The Department and College are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.  Purdue is an ADVANCE institution – www.purdue.edu/dp/advance.  

Please submit the application package as email attachments to: Dr. Jeffrey D. Holland, Search Committee Chair at jdhollan@purdue.edu.

The Entomology Department is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences and ranked eighth globally in the 2016 QS World University Rankings.  The College is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to excellence in all we do.  The College has 11 academic departments and includes 325 faculty, 2782 undergraduate students, and 690 graduate students.  The College’s strategic plan can be accessed at https://ag.purdue.edu/plan/Pages/default.aspx.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

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