Insect Biologist

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE
The Insect Biologist will contribute to the integrated teaching and extension land-grant Mission of the home unit and the IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.

Educational responsibilities include (1) coordination of the Insect Science undergraduate major, (2) student advising, and (3) formal instruction contributing to Entomology and CASNR curricula. Specific course assignments include teaching sections of high-enrollment classes, ENTO 115, SCIL 101, and one or more One Health and experiential classes supporting the Insect Science curricula.

Build an extension program in One Health emphasizing aspects of human, animal, or environmental interactions with insects leading to resilient ecosystems and participate with the Insect Biodiversity issue team. Contribute to the department's Science Literacy mission and provide practical extension and outreach training for undergraduate students.

Disciplinary service includes participation in grant panels, seminars, and or guest lectures in areas of interest and expertise, and service to professional societies.

As appropriate to the appointment, the incumbent will develop a high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized teaching and extension program in Entomology; seek and establish effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations, including effective integration with educational programming and extension issue teams; connect with stakeholders, agency and/or industry partners to strengthen educational and extension programming; effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for teaching and extension activities; mentor graduate students; publish in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals; and participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities. This includes creating scholarly, innovative, and high impact learning programs and tools; identifying issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and emerging regional and national issues with international relevance; measuring the impact of your programs and communicating results to administrators, stakeholders, users, and media; and mentoring colleagues through professional development, grants and professional writing.

The incumbent will be expected to average 68% FTE as determined by the CASNR Academic Appointment Guidelines, and to teach courses as described. Specific course assignments may be changed over time based on Department of Entomology need.

In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.