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Assistant Research Professor - Native Bee Ecology
Auburn University

Date Posted Feb. 27, 2023
Title Assistant Research Professor - Native Bee Ecology
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Entomology & Plant Pathology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Plant Pathology

Job Description Summary

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology of the College of Agriculture at Auburn University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Research Professor, specializing in the ecology of native bees. This faculty position is a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure track research appointment renewable annually contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. Full-time positions are eligible for benefits, including health insurance. The projected start date is July 1, 2023

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining a regionally and nationally recognized research program focused on native bee ecology. The successful candidate is especially expected to work collaboratively within Auburn University’s Bee Lab and with the USDA ARS’ Pollinator Health in Southern Crop Ecosystems Research Unit to develop practical solutions to improving native bee health, natural habitat, and pollination services in the southeastern United States. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide support to student instruction and stakeholder outreach, especially regarding native bees and other insect pollinators.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications are an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Entomology, Biology or a related discipline at the time employment begins. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. The incumbent must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include post-doctoral experience, experience in insect pollinator identification, especially of native bees of the southeastern United States, as well as experience identifying regional flowering plants. Demonstration of successful fundraising and publication of peer-reviewed scientific papers on topics related to native bee ecology and pollination are also highlight desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must apply for the position by visiting the link: and attach the following: 1) a cover letter that addresses the experience pertinent to all of the position responsibilities and qualifications, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) copies of ALL academic transcripts, 4) a one to two-page statement of research philosophy and goals and 5) Statement on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. When prompted during the on-line process, please provide names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicants must apply by end of business on March 20, 2023. Position may remain open until position is filled. Questions concerning the position should be directed to: Dr. Geoff Williams, Search Committee Chair, email: Please include ‘Assistant Research Professor’ in the email subject.

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