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Instructor II Integrated Pest Management, Biological Control, and Insect Ecology

University of Manitoba

Integrated Pest Management, Biological Control, and Insect Ecology
Instructor II
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Department of Entomology

Job Description:

The Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time probationary position at the rank of Instructor II, in the area of Integrated Pest Management, Biological Control, and Insect Ecology (Position 29280) with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2020.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate is expected to: deliver intensive field and laboratory summer courses in insect identification, crop-pest identification and field research techniques; teach in introductory entomology courses; support teaching in distance education in the area of applied introductory entomology; develop and teach the course Experimental Methods in Agricultural and Food Sciences (a course that deals with experimental design and data analysis using examples relevant to agricultural, food and human nutritional sciences).

In addition to these teaching requirements the candidate is expected to champion knowledge transfer and communication about Manitoba entomology research to producers and provide entomological extension coordinated through the “Bugline”; provide technical and statistical support to undergraduate students, graduate students, and post docs; assist in the service activities of the Department of Entomology and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must possess: a minimum of a M.Sc. in entomology or a closely related field with experience in plant protection entomology, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, evidence of curriculum development in the area of applied statistics including course delivery using statistical programs such as R or SAS, excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience in the development and/or delivery of field based entomological courses and web-based entomological extension is required.

Additional Information:

Administratively, the Department of Entomology resides in the Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences, but also delivers a Minor in Entomology providing strong connections with many academic programs across the University. The Department of Entomology is a small unit; collegiality, as well as cooperative and effective interactions with colleagues, support staff and students are essential to its effective operation. Development of good working relationships with other agricultural scientists and entomologists at the University of Manitoba and elsewhere, and with extension entomologists in government and industry is expected. The candidate will be in a Department with 5 tenured or tenure-track professors, and 2 technical support staff as well as several shared administrative support staff. Undergraduate enrolment in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences is approximately 878 students, with the Department of Entomology supporting 12 to 13 graduate students in M.Sc. and/or Ph.D. programs. The undergraduate teaching responsibilities of the department include courses for degree and diploma programs in Agricultural & Food Sciences.

The University of Manitoba is located in Winnipeg, a prairie city with a population exceeding 700,000. Its ethnic diversity is notable and is celebrated through its many annual Festivals. Experience Winnipeg’s world-class arts and entertainment, and professional sports teams. Winnipeg boasts a balanced lifestyle with affordability; the Winnipeg housing market is one of the most favorable in Canada. Winnipeg is located close to superb outdoor recreational activities with a wide variety of lake, beaches, and wilderness areas within an easy drive from the City. For more information about the city of Winnipeg visit: https://destinationwinnipeg.wordpress.com and http://www.winnipeg.ca/interhom/

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-8371. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

The University of Manitoba (http://www.umanitoba.ca/about) is the province’s largest, most comprehensive and only research-intensive postsecondary educational institution. It is home to a wide range of research centers and institutes.

Starting salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date for applications is August 30, 2020. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should forward a covering letter indicating the applicant’s suitability for the position, a curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy including strategies to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion, a short statement of research experience in entomology and statistical course delivery experience, and the names and addresses (including phone, fax and e-mail addresses) of three referees to the address below. Please reference position number 29280 on the application.
Enquiries and applications should be directed to the Search Committee Chair:

Dr. Rob Currie, Professor & Head
Department of Entomology
214 Animal Science/Entomology Building
12 Dafoe Road
The University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 798-9020
E-mail: Rob.Currie@umanitoba.ca

Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba).

For more information on this opportunity, please visit www.umanitoba.ca/employment.