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Aginformatics Entomologist - Assistant Professor

MSU Department of Entomology
Michigan State University
Full-time, 12-month tenure-system Assistant Professor position with a 60% Research/40% Extension.
Closing date
Jun 2, 2024

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Applied ecology, Education, Statistical ecology
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The Department of Entomology at Michigan State University is accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month tenure-system Assistant Professor position with a 60% Research/40% Extension appointment. The successful applicant will develop and deliver data-driven integrated pest management (IPM) strategies for crop systems.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will develop a research program that integrates investigation of arthropod biology and ecology with new and emerging technologies to model insect population dynamics, pest risk, and to develop novel management strategies. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in big data, machine learning, real-time remote sensing, robotic or UAV technologies, artificial intelligence, or other innovative analytical/technological tools to advance pest management systems. Extension responsibilities will include engagement with crop producers and allied industries, through MSU Extension to assess their needs, communicate research results, and guide application and implementation of new technologies.


Required qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Entomology, Ecology, Crop Science, Data Science, Statistics or a related discipline with data-intensive research; demonstrated training and expertise in data science; experience working with big data, ecological modeling, and/or quantitative approaches; a record of scholarly activities demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications; excellent communication skills; and a commitment to training a diverse range of scholars.



Submit a complete application online at to job number 936297. Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2024. Questions to the Search Committee Chair: Rufus Isaacs (

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