Kearns Metcalf and Flint Endowed Chair in Insect Toxicology

Employer
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, School of Integrative Biology
Location
Urbana, Illinois
Salary
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Oct 27, 2021

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Sector
Graduate School or University
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time

Kearns Metcalf and Flint Endowed Chair in Insect Toxicology

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Entomology and the School of Integrative Biology invite applications from scholars with a record of accomplishments and international reputation to hold the Kearns Metcalf and Flint Endowed Chair in Insect Toxicology, a full-time, 9-month faculty position at the level of full professor with indefinite tenure with a target start date of August 16, 2022, or negotiable.

Toxicology is defined broadly to encompass the study of any natural or synthetic substance, including genetic material, with impacts on arthropods and thus candidates working in the areas of chemical ecology, venom biology, insect pathology, plant-insect interactions, chemical signaling, toxicogenomics, and allied disciplines are welcome to apply, as are candidates working on pesticide mode of action, detoxification, environmental persistence, and resistance evolution.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and collaborate with other faculty to develop research initiatives. The ideal candidate will work at the interface of some combination of evolutionary biology, toxicology, physiology, molecular genetics, and genomics. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of dynamic and well-established communities of integrative biologists with interests spanning a wide range of taxa in the School of Integrative Biology, as well as many interdisciplinary programs across the campus. A PhD in biology, entomology, plant biology, physiology, toxicology, molecular genetics, genomics, or other relevant areas is required. Candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with students or faculty from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field through teaching, mentoring, or administration are especially encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

To apply, create your candidate profile through  https://go.illinois.edu/KearnsMetcalf and submit application materials. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, up to 3 representative publications, a statement of teaching philosophy and interest, a statement of research interests, a DEI statement and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically at a later date. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2021, but they will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews may take place before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Tina Lamb tinalamb@illinois.edu

The University of Illinois has an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff (http://provost.illinois.edu/faculty-affairs/work-life-balance/). (http://provost.illinois.edu/faculty-affairs/work-life-balance/). To find out more about the resources available at the university and Urbana-Champaign community please visit these sites:

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The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. 

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (www.illinois.edu) is located approximately 120 miles south of Chicago in a metropolitan area of approximately 232,000 people. The campus is home to internationally recognized facilities and interdisciplinary programs including the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (www.igb.illinois.edu), Beckman Institute (www.beckman.illinois.edu), Energy Biosciences Institute (http://energybiosciencesinstitute.org/), W.M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics (www.biotech.uiuc.edu/centers/Keck), National Center for Supercomputing Applications (www.ncsa.illinois.edu), and the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (https://sustainability.illinois.edu/ ).

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