Assistant Professor, Insect Physiologist

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

Posted 8/30/2023

The Department of Entomology at the University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications for a tenure-track position (9 months) in insect physiology at the Assistant Professor rank. We seek candidates with expertise in physiology, molecular biology and/or biochemistry to address fundamental or applied questions in insect biology.

The position includes research (75%), teaching (20%) and service (5%). The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program supported by competitive external funding, to publish high impact research, and to effectively mentor graduate/undergraduate students. In addition to strengthening and complementing existing programs in the department, the emerging research program is expected to be collaborative and multidisciplinary with a focus on solving important or emerging problems. Particularly appealing are interdisciplinary candidates who work across molecular, cellular and organismal levels.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to vector biology of either animal or plant pathogens, insect-microbe interactions, tritrophic interactions, development and/or reproductive biology.  Instructional responsibilities will include an annual graduate-level course in insect physiology rotated with an additional graduate or seminar course on a biennial basis. This individidual is also expected to be active in departmental and university service, and professional activities and outreach.

Applicants should submit the following: a letter of application, detailed curriculum vitae (25-page limit), a one-page statement of research philosophy, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference that address qualifications for the position. All application materials and reference contact information should be submitted electronically via UGAJobs ( Complete applications received by October 1, 2023 will be assured of full consideration. Inquiries can be directed to Michael R. Strand, Search Committee Chair, by email ([email protected]).


Last Updated 08/30/2023