Position Openings

Microbiome Tenure Track Professor (3 positions)

Three Assistant Professor positions in the area of microbiome research are available. These are full-time, nine-month, tenure-track positions with research (60%), teaching (30%) and service (10%) responsibilities. The estimated start date is August 1, 2023.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences seeks applications to fill three full-time tenure-track positions with nine-month academic appointments beginning August 1, 2023. Applicants will be considered for the faculty title of Assistant Professor in one of four units, the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology, the Department of Entomology, the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, or the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University.

Assistant Professor – Controlled Environments Entomologist – Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Dallas

Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, Dallas (http://dallas.tamu.edu) is seeking a motivated and visionary Urban Ag and Controlled Environment Entomologist at the Assistant Professor level.  Appointment is 75% effort with AgriLife Research and 25% with AgriLife Extension and is 12-month, base-funded position.  The successful candidate will establish and lead a national and international research and Extension program leading to integrated management of invasive and arthropod attacking fruits and vegetable crops grown in controlled environment (greenhouses, indoor vertical farms, and other forms of protected cultivation). The candidate will address knowledge gaps and needs of the Urban Horticulture industry to provide economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable vegetable and fruit production solutions.

This position will be a critical part of a Research and Extension team that is charged with providing the entomological knowledge and techniques to enhance the urban CEA industry in Texas and beyond. The incumbent will be expected to attract extramural funding, establish a strong research publication record, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, particularly for students from under-represented groups. Participation in professional development efforts at an appropriate level of service to the center, agency, institution, and/or professional societies is expected. This position will also provide statewide Research and Extension leadership in controlled environment horticulture and assist in training County Extension Agents and in county educational programming. The candidate is expected to develop novel pest management systems for urban controlled environment that provide year-round high quality plant products at a cost-effective price, to offer best IPM solutions to challenges faced by crop production in controlled environment. The program is expected to maximize returns of horticultural enterprises, reduce enterprise risks, minimize costs of pest control, and increase food safety.


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