Assistant Professor - Applied Honey Bee Entomology

North Dakota State University   Fargo, ND   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 3, 2024
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Description & Details:

The School of Natural Resource Sciences (SNRS) at North Dakota State University is seeking an outstanding individual for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of applied honey bee entomology. North Dakota is the top honey-producing state in the U.S., with 800,000+ honey bee colonies, with most transported cross country for commercial pollination services ( Duties of the successful candidate include: conducting research in the area of applied honey bee entomology, which could include (but is not limited to) bee behavior, bee health, ecology and resource use, integrated pest management, or hive/apiary management; developing a nationally recognized research program; securing funding through external sources; producing peer-reviewed publications and other relevant research and Extension outputs; mentoring graduate and undergraduate students; providing leadership and conducting Extension programming for the state related to honey bees and apiaries; and serving on SNRS, College, and University committees. Research and Extension efforts should help support relevant North Dakota stakeholders (e.g. industry, land managers) and the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station ( including maintaining or improving bee and apiary resources.

Work Schedule:

12-month, tenure-track faculty position

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A doctorate in Entomology or closely related field. Candidates who are near completion of their PhD are also encouraged to apply, but a doctorate is required by the start date.
  • Demonstrated research experience with eusocial bee biology, behavior, health, ecology, or management.
  • Evidence of publishing in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with academic rank and work history.
  • Demonstrated verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
  • Evidence of Extension or outreach experience commensurate with academic rank and work history.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and collaborate with diverse groups.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of applied honey bee research
  • Evidence of grant writing and/or successful acquisition of external funds to support research and Extension activities.
  • Evidence of successful research or Extension collaborations.
  • Experience working successfully with commercial beekeepers, farmers and land managers.
  • Experience advising or mentoring undergraduate or graduate students from various backgrounds.
Applicant Materials Required:

For full consideration, application screening will begin on July 31, 2024, although the position will remain open until filled. Application materials must include:
  • Cover letter outlining interest and qualifications for this position, including addressing each of the minimum and preferred qualifications.
  • Complete Curriculum Vita.
  • Official transcripts from each University where degrees were earned
  • A plan for future research and Extension efforts at NDSU (maximum 3 pages). Please include how the applicant's experiences and philosophy will allow them to establish their successful research and Extension programs at NDSU.
  • Three professional references with contact information.
Please direct questions to:

Dr. Deirdre Prischmann-Voldseth, , 701-231-9805

Applicants must submit all materials through the NDSU Human Resources portal:


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .

Land Acknowledgement

We collectively acknowledge that NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region. (see ).