UCRiverside: Asst. Professor/ Asst. Entomologist in Agroecology

Posted on November 15, 2023
UCRiverside: Asst. Professor/ Asst. Entomologist in Agroecology

The Department of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside invites applicants for a full-time, Assistant Professor/ Assistant Entomologist in Agroecology and sustainable pest management.


To develop an innovative, fundamental, and applied research program on agroecology and sustainable pest management. This 9-month, tenure-track position is a 60% Organized Research and 40% Instruction appointment and will be available starting July 1, 2024.

The successful candidate will develop a creative, collaborative, extramurally funded research program at the interface of sustainability, global change biology, landscape ecology, and integrated pest management to develop responses to endemic and invasive arthropods and vector-borne pathogens affecting commercial agriculture and urban farms. Research areas could include, but are not limited to, landscape diversification or manipulation, plant defense and associated cultural controls, effects of plant domestication on species interactions, augmentative or conservation biological control, biopesticides, mating disruption and sterile insect technique. The ideal researcher will explore the interplay among multiple sustainable control measures, leveraging ‘big data’, biodiversity, and conservation to promote sustainable crop protection. Teaching responsibilities may include participation in existing courses in e.g. IPM, insect ecology, population biology, and pest management, developing new courses in agroecology, global change and the sustainable pest management sciences, as well as supervision of graduate and undergraduate students.


A Ph.D. in Entomology or a related field is required

Preferred Qualifications:
Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates should have a strong background and experience in agroecology, sustainability, and pest management, as demonstrated by publications, extramural funding, and professional service.

APPLICATION requirements:
Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Please provide the contact information for a minimum of three references. You will need to request the confidential reference letters via AP Recruit as part of your application.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01794

Help contact: sarayr@ucr.edu