The Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky is seeking a broadly trained entomologist who will address the impact of a wide range of insect pests that affect humans in homes, schools, businesses, and/or institutions. This position is located in the Entomology Department on the University of Kentucky Campus, Lexington, KY. Areas of extension and research emphasis could include any topic with obvious connection to a goal of mitigating the impacts of structure-infesting pests (e.g., cockroaches, ants, termites, bed bugs, etc.) on humans.
Responsibilities include development and implementation of educational/outreach programs to support county-based extension personnel, households, businesses, municipalities, and the professional pest management industry, applied research to provide evidence-based insect management recommendations to stakeholders, and participation in multi-disciplinary and/or inter-institutional teams. The individual is expected to work closely with the Kentucky Pest Management Association (including organizing an annual Pest Control Short Course) to ensure that information on safe and efficacious methods of pest management are available. Further, the individual is expected to mentor graduate students, publish in peer-reviewed and industry trade journals, actively pursue external funding opportunities, and disseminate information to clientele via state-of-the-art communication methods.
Applicants should submit a CV, statement of extension and research interests (3-5 pages; upload under Specific Request 1), up to five selected reprints (upload under Specific Request 2), and an application letter describing background and expertise specifically related to this extension/research position at the University of Kentucky. Please also include the names and addresses of four individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference when prompted in the application process.
Application deadline is November 30th, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is identified. The position is available July 1, 2019 or as mutually agreed upon. Candidates may contact Dr. Kenneth Haynes, Chair, Search Committee via e-mail at email@example.com.