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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 106331
Title: Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Assistant Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: CMNS-Entomology
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The University of Maryland, College Park seeks to build on its existing strengths in the ecological sciences by hiring two new tenure-track faculty members in The Department of Entomology. The two positions will be the in the area of community ecology, with particular interest in climate change, invasive species, forestry, or urban forestry. These positions are at the Assistant Professor level. However, exceptional candidates at the Associate or Full Professor levels will be considered for the James B. and Margaret H. Gahan Endowed Professorship in Entomology.
The University has internationally recognized strengths in population, community, and ecosystems ecology as well as basic and applied ecology, genetics, genomics, evolutionary biology, and integrated pest management. Existing campus programs in the geographical sciences, earth and atmospheric sciences, and computational biology complement these strengths. The Departments of Entomology plays a leading role in the NSF-funded Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center which provides unique opportunities to engage in collaborative interdisciplinary research and training. Faculty collaborate extensively with NIH, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Smithsonian and other local agencies. The University’s proximity to Washington, D.C. offers diverse opportunities for partnerships with governmental and non-profit organizations and research groups.

Minimum Qualifications:

Each appointee will be expected to build a nationally prominent research program as well as contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and develop Extension programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and demonstrated excellence and productivity in research. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who have a commitment to interdisciplinary research and to working with women and underrepresented minority students through teaching, mentoring, or administration.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Candidates should submit as a single PDF under supplemental document the following materials in this order: 1) short cover letter describing qualifications, 2) a C.V., 3) a summary of research and teaching experience and goals, and 4) contact information for three people from whom letters of recommendation can be requested. Electronic submission of application through the University’s web page ( is required.

Posting Date: 10/02/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/01/2017
Physical Demands

The ability to carry out the essential duties of a member of faculty at a research university with or without an accommodation. Duties are typically performed within an academic environment and involve frequent communication with students and staff

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Supplemental Document 1
Optional Documents

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