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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 565866
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Agricultural Technology Institute 10002042
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: Monroe
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Fixed Term Faculty, Agriculture

Working/Functional Title

Assistant Instructor/Instructor Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Institute of Agricultural Technology ( in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking candidates to serve as the Assistant Instructor/Instructor for ENT 110 – Applied Entomology of Economic Plants (4-month fixed term system, 100% teaching).

Instructional responsibilities include teaching ENT 110 – Applied Entomology of Economic Plants (3 credits) for the Institute of Agricultural Technology during the Fall 2019 semester.  The course will be delivered at Monroe County Community College, Monroe, Michigan.  ENT 110 contact hours will be 1 hour lecture, recitation, or discussion per week and 2 hours of lab per week (3 hours of total contact time per week) for 15 weeks of instruction.

The course will provide students with a basic understanding of Entomology. Topics that will cover are:

  1. Introduction to field diagnostics
  2. Basic insect biology and anatomy
  3. Basic Entomology/making an insect collection
  4. Injury symptoms on plants
  5. Insect classification and orders
  6. Integrated Pest Management
  7. Pesticides and pesticide safety
  8. Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification 
  9. Beneficial Insects
  10. Insect Ecology

Position is planned to recur every Fall Semester

Required Degree

Bachelors -Inverebrate Zoology and/or Ecology Exper

Desired Degree

Masters -Entomology

Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelors in Entomology or Bachelors in Invertebrate Zoology and/or Ecology with experience in the field of Entomology
  • Experience in the field of Entomology
  • Knowledge and skills to develop teach resources in Entomology
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications


  • M.S. in Entomology or Ph.D. in Entomology
  • Experience in development and assessment of learning outcomes
  • Undergraduate teaching experience and a passion for teaching

Required Application Materials

Application Procedure: Qualified applicants should submit the following materials on the MSU Human Resource System,

  1. A letter of application
  2. A current resume
  3. Two letters of recommendations

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Randy Showerman at


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