Assistant Professor and Assistant Entomologist or Associate Professor and Associate Entomologist in the area of Arthropod Symbiont – UC RIVERSIDE (CA)

Department of Entomology invites applications for an Assistant Professor and Assistant Entomologist or Associate Professor and Associate Entomologist in the area of Arthropod Symbiont Interactions at the University of California, Riverside. Position available July 1, 2014, tenure-track position, 9-month appointment, 25% IR/75% OR. Appointment level and salary commensurate with experience. Ph.D. in Entomology, Biology, Microbiology, Ecology or a related discipline is required; post-doctoral experience is preferred. The focus of this position will be on studying interactions between symbionts and their arthropod hosts. Emphasis will be placed on the use of modern techniques to elucidate how these interactions shape the biology, ecology, evolution, and behavior of arthropods and their symbionts. Applied and basic research consistent with the mission of the Agricultural Experiment Station directed toward managing arthropod pests and/or vectors of diseases is encouraged http://cnas.ucr.edu/about/anr/. Teaching responsibilities include supervision of graduate students, participation in undergraduate instruction (e.g. entomology, microbiology, ecology, or evolution), as well as a graduate course taught in an area of interest. Interactions with the other research groups in interdepartmental programs are encouraged. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statements of research interests as well as teaching interests and philosophy, up to three select reprints of publications and manuscripts in press and a list of four references that can be contacted after a shortlist is determined. For additional information on the position, please contact Dr. Christiane Weirauch (christiane.weirauch@ucr.edu), Arthropod Symbiont Interactions Search Committee Chair. Candidates applying for the Assistant level can apply at: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00044 and candidates applying for the Associate level can apply at: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00045.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013, but this position will remain open until filled. Information about the Entomology Department and an expanded description can be found on the website: http://www.entomology.ucr.edu.

The University of California is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities.

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