The Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky is seeking a genome biologist who uses computational and/or experimental approaches to investigate the structure and function of insect genomes. Specializations can include any area of functional genomics, such as application to disease vectors, insect pathology and immunology, microbial genomics, insect symbioses, and ecological interactions. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong bioinformatics experience who use systems-wide approaches to address their questions. The Department of Entomology has strengths in behavior and neurobiology, integrated pest management, ecology and evolution, and medical entomology. The successful candidate will complement these strengths and join a vibrant, collaborative research, teaching, and service environment. The successful applicant will develop an internationally recognized and extramurally funded research program that incorporates MS and Ph.D. students and undergraduate researchers. The anticipated teaching load will be two courses per year in the interdisciplinary Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology (AMBT) program and advising AMBT students. Distribution of effort is considered each year in the context of the individual faculty member and the department/college. Relevant courses could include molecular genetics, special topics seminars and/or a bioinformatics course for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates. Our new colleague is expected to contribute to institutional service and the research, teaching, and extension missions of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The Department of Entomology and the University of Kentucky are committed to diversity and inclusion, and candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Entomology, Biology, or a related field with experience in insect genomics research, computational methods, securing extramural funding, college level teaching, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. . Salary is commensurate with background and experience; overview of benefits: http://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits. Compensation is based on qualifications and experience.
Applications must be submitted electronically via the University of Kentucky website. Applicants should submit 1) a CV, 2) cover letter describing background and interest in this position, 3) a research statement (2-3 pages) (upload as Specific Request #1), 4) a teaching statement (2-3 pages) (upload as Specific Request #2), 5) a statement of diversity indicating how your previous experiences have prepared you to contribute to an inclusive institutional culture (1 page) (upload as Specific Request #3), and 6) two select reprints (upload as Writing Sample). Please also include the names and email addresses of four individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference.
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