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Entomology Assistant Professor of Insect Physiology
Washington State University

Date Posted Dec. 5, 2019
Title Entomology Assistant Professor of Insect Physiology
University Washington State University
Pullman, WA, United States
Department Entomology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 17, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Entomology

The Department of Entomology at Washington State University is seeking an Assistant Professor to develop an innovative, nationally and internationally recognized research, Extension, and teaching program in Insect Physiology. This 12-month, tenure-track position begins August 17, 2020, negotiable. The successful applicant is expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded physiology research and teaching program. This position will contribute to interdisciplinary activities at WSU by working with other colleagues to obtain external funding for physiological research that addresses basic science, crop production challenges, ecological/environmental issues and arthropod response to exposure to plant derived and synthetic xenobiotics. Expectations also include conducting research relevant to Washington’s diverse agricultural industries.

The successful candidate will support and mentor entomology graduate students and post-doctoral scientists, and teach a graduate course in Insect Physiology 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 physiology. Applicants with a wide range of expertise will be considered, including sensory physiology, pheromone biology, insect nutrition/digestive physiology, ecological/environmental physiology, insect pathology, or diapause/overwintering biology. Collaboration is expected within and outside the department and institution, and applicants should demonstrate strong potential for collaboration with other existing programs (e.g., toxicology, metabolomics, integrated pest management, apiculture, insect-microbe and insect-plant interactions). The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Publish research results in high quality, peer reviewed journals
  • Conduct research relevant to Washington’s diverse agricultural industries
  • Interact directly with major and specialty commodity groups in Washington
  • Demonstrated success in collaborative/team research projects
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and delivering graduate level courses with a commitment to excellence in graduate education
  • Develop collaborations with colleagues at WSU, University of Idaho, USDA-ARS and industry scientists to form interdisciplinary teams to address applied and basic research

Screening of application materials begins January 2, 2020, 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 Dr. Doug Walsh, Search Committee Chair,, 509-786-9287, 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 #: 48726 ( 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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  • Doug Walsh
    Washington State University
    Pullman, WA


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