Univ. of Kentucky: Assistant Professor of Arthropod Molecular Biology

Posted on November 15, 2023
Univ. of Kentucky: Assistant Professor of Arthropod Molecular Biology
assistantship description:

The Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky invites applicants
for a tenure-eligible faculty position in arthropod molecular biology. We are seeking candidates who use molecular tools to address fundamental questions in biochemistry, pathology, immunology, microbiome interactions, developmental biology, and/or toxicology. We are particularly interested in candidates who use a combination of modern and classical approaches such as genome editing, RNAi, transgenics, functional genomics (multi-omics, protein structural modeling, etc.), high-throughput analyses, functional characterization of genes, single cell
sequencing, electrophysiology, and cell culture. The successful applicant will develop an internationally recognized and extramurally funded research program that incorporates MS and PhD students and undergraduate researchers. Enthusiasm for interdisciplinary collaboration is particularly encouraged. The anticipated teaching load will be two courses per year in the interdisciplinary Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology (AMBT) program and/or the Entomology program. Relevant courses could include molecular genetics, insect toxicology, molecular biology techniques, and/or a course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Our new colleague is expected to contribute to institutional service and the missions of the Martin-Gatton
College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.


The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Entomology, Biology, or a related
field with experience in molecular biology research. Experience seeking external funding and teaching at the college-level, and excellent oral and written communication skills are preferred qualifications.

required experience:

Applications must be submitted electronically via the University of
Kentucky website here: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/493800

Applicants should submit the
following: 1) a CV

2) an application cover letter describing background and expertise
specifically related to this position at the University of Kentucky

3) a statement of research interests (2-3 pages)

4) a statement of teaching interests (2-3 pages) (research and teaching
statements should be combined and uploaded under Specific Request 1);

5) a statement of diversity indicating how your previous experiences have prepared you to contribute to an inclusive institutional culture (1 page; upload under Specific Request 2)

and 6) up to five selected reprints (upload under Specific Request 3)
Please also include the names and addresses of four individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference when prompted in the application process.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2023, or until a suitable candidate is identified