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Insect Systematics
Washington State University

Date Posted Nov. 2, 2018
Title Insect Systematics
University Washington State University
Pullman, WA, United States
Department Entomology
Application Deadline Jan. 4, 2019
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2019
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Entomology

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 Washington’s diverse agricultural industries and direction of the M. T. James Entomological Collection.

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. Applications must include: letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications, areas of expertise, and research interests; a current curriculum vitae; statement of vision and goals for the position that describes how you would approach the position; electronic copies of graduate and undergraduate academic transcripts; and names and contact information for four professional references. Letters of recommendation will be requested for the finalists. Please contact Carol Black, Search Committee Chair,, 509-335-5425, for questions about this position. 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

    WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner
    accommodation program, and an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (see WSU employs only US citizens and lawfully authorized non US citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384, TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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  • Carol Black
    Washington State University
    Pullman, WA


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