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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, Full Time

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology

Entomology and Wildlife Ecology



The Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Agricultural Entomology.  The position is a 9-month appointment (paid over 12 months) with responsibilities in teaching and research; responsibilities are allocated as 65% research, 30% teaching, and 5% service.


Research:  The agricultural entomologist will develop a visible and high impact research program for diverse audiences in agricultural communities, including farm organizations, non-governmental conservation organizations, state and federal governmental agencies, industry, and the general public.  The successful candidate will need to build a research program using external funding from agencies such as USDA, NSF, FDA, USEPA, USFWS and other federal and state agencies and industry or growers’ groups concerned with agricultural entomology.  The candidate should balance both applied and basic research, focus on arthropods in agricultural systems such as corn, soybeans, or wheat.  The research effort could involve collaborations with professionals and stakeholders at the Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown, DE, with crop protection companies headquartered in the region such as Corteva and FMC, and/or with the USDA-ARS Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit located in Newark, DE. 

Teaching:  The successful candidate will contribute to academic programs through teaching an introductory entomology course (Insects and Society), Insects in Agricultural and Urban Environments, and a graduate level course (e.g. chemical ecology, Integrated Pest Management).


General Information:

The Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has 12 faculty and 17 affiliated faculty including instructors.  Additional world-class faculty and professionals in other departments within the College provide excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.  Research facilities include two research farms  and excellent greenhouse and laboratory facilities (see  Recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of America’s best universities to work for, the University of Delaware is located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within two hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.  The University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University, with external funding exceeding $240 million.  The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from minority group members and women.

SALARY: University of Delaware salaries and fringe benefit packages are highly competitive. The salary is paid over 12 months; faculty are expected to focus primarily on research during the summer months, and additional summer salary may be sought through grants.  Tenure-track Assistant Professors receive a third-year sabbatical leave.  A generous start-up package will be provided.

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin in early December 2019 with interviews and continue until the position is filled.

CONTACT: For more information, contact Dr. Greg Shriver (, Chair, Agricultural Entomologist Faculty Search Committee, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. 


Ph.D. in entomology or closely related discipline.  Post-doctoral experience preferred with a demonstrated publication record in peer-reviewed journals and demonstrated ability to successfully compete for grant funding.  Candidates with experience and expertise in field-scale entomological research focused on corn, soybeans, and wheat are encouraged to apply.  Candidates must have the educational background to teach courses in an entomology program.

Application Instructions

To apply, submit a letter of application, vitae, one-page statements of research and teaching interests, and three letters of references. Application materials submitted via email will not be considered. Submitted documents will be shared with departmental faculty. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members and women. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude a candidate from employment.  Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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