This position is relevant to biologists studying the evolution, conservation, sociality, biogeography and biodiversity, host specificity, parasite and disease dynamics, development and genetics/genomics of bees. Evolutionary biologists interested in communicating science and working with public audiences, including agricultural stakeholders in Florida, are encouraged to apply.
WHERE: The Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida is accepting applications for an Assistant Professorship focused on pollination ecology in natural areas and crop systems. This is a 12-month, tenure-accruing position that will be 60% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), 25% Extension (UF/IFAS Extension Service), and 15% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences). The position is based in Gainesville, FL, USA.
WHAT: The primary focus within the research assignment is the pollination ecology and/or conservation of non-Apis bees. The Extension responsibilities will include developing and implementing an effective statewide Extension education program to support conservation efforts and stakeholders who rely on the pollination services that non-Apis bees provide. The teaching responsibilities will include developing an undergraduate/graduate course in pollinator ecology/conservation and participation in revolving topic seminars in the candidate’s area of expertise. Please forward this announcement to all interested parties. More information about the position can be found at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/501323. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.
For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by March 25, 2017. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.