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  • The University of Tennessee Entomology and Plant Pathology Department is seeking an Extension Ornamental Entomologist and an Extension Ornamental Plant Pathologist. These two tenure-track positions focus on diagnosing and managing arthropod pests or diseases of ornamental plants, nursery plants, and turf in commercial and residential, natural and managed systems.
    For the Extension Ornamental Entomologist position, apply here: apply.
    For the Extension Ornamental Plant Pathologist position, apply here:
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  • I am very excited to be in this group, I will like to PROMOTE career in this field. Thank you for giving me the opportunity.
    • Hi @Oluwayemisi Jaiyeola!

      Tell us a bit about yourself and what interests you in entomology. How do you see promoting entomology as a career? How did you first become aware that it might be a career for you? Let's get a conversation started!

      I was a French major in undergrad and never really knew about entomology until several years later I took a course in Agricultural Entomology. During my career, I've worked with aphids as vectors of plant viruses, plant virus epidemiology, migration and dispersal of aphids, and biodiversity informatics (classifying information about groups of flies). So I have feet in P-IE (Plant-Insect Ecosystems) and SysEB (Systematics, Evolution, & Biodiversity) as well as the Entomological Collections Network. I miss being able to attend in-person meetings and realize how lucky I was to have done so over so many years.
    • Thank you very much Gail Kampmeier,
      I am a graduate of Food Technology,
      I lives in Ogun State Nigeria.from
      I am working presently in Insurance Broking Firm in my country Nigeria.
      But recently, my brokerage firm
      invested in a Farm Project.
      I now handle a research about preservation of cereals and grains, that is when I developed my interest in weevils and some other insects that cause damages to farm products.
      Ever since then I really have a passion to become an ENTOMOLOGIST.
      Thank you.
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    • Thank you very much, Gail Kampmeier,
      I read through a lot of inspiring stories, it really encouraged me to forge ahead. Thank you for this.
  • Arthropod Genomics (i5k) session at Biodiversity Genomics meeting (5-9 Oct, virtual!)

    Dear All,

    You are all warmly invited to attend this year's Arthropod Genomics (i5k) session in the Biodiversity Genomics meeting, being held in a virtual format from wherever you are! We are inviting talk and virtual poster submissions for all types of insect genomics projects. From 5-9 October, we will have thematic sessions on genomics grouped around “Regional, National and International Projects”, “Taxon-focussed Projects”, “Systems Approaches” and “Technology Advances”. Each will have a dedicated or shared workshop session, and a dedicated poster session and meeting room. The final program will be posted on the website soon.

    Registration is for access to the meeting; there is no fee.

    Full details and the registration link are available at:

    Key Dates and Deadlines

    Meeting registration open: NOW
    Poster and talk abstract submission open: NOW
    Talk abstract submission close: 1 September 2020
    Notification of speaker choices: 10 September 2020
    Poster abstract submission close: 20 September 2020
    Registration to attend closes: 2 October 2020
    Meeting starts: 15:00 BST, 5 October 2020


    Each day of the meeting will have a similar flow. We will open an hour in advance (15:00 GMT) with poster and social rooms. We will also organise discussion fora with panels discussing Diversity and Inclusion, Earth Biogenome project in Lower and Middle income Nations, Early Careers issues and Funding. The days’ formal activities will start at 16:00 GMT with a 1 hr plenary session, broadcast to all. This will be followed by two sets of 1 hr themed workshop sessions. The meeting will finish each day with a social and poster session from 19:00 to 20:00 GMT. More information about the web-based tools to use for discussions and video conferencing will be posted on the website soon.

    We already have many registered participants and hope to see you there for lively discussions on the latest advances in arthropod genomics!

    Best wishes,
    Dorith Rotenberg and Surya Saha
    On behalf of the organizing committee
  • I am interested in the virtual career fair but not sure I can join at that time.
    • I would think you wouldn't have to be there for the entire time...
  • AWIS, the Association for Women in Science, is sponsoring a virtual career fair to help match women in science with employers. If you are job hunting or know of someone who is, check out whether this event will help The event will be 26 August 2020 from 1–4 PM EDT (UTC-4). If you decide to register and attend, let us know if you thought the career fair was successful and what you might do again or change. Job hunting is challenging in the best of times. How are people adapting?
    Association for Women in Science Virtual Career Fair
    Save your spot to chat directly with a variety of organizations. Each chat lasts around 10 mins and you can join from your desktop or smartphone at a…
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Looking for symposium participants: Got Bycatch?

Good afternoon, everyone!As entomologists we know that many of our survey and research activities capture numerous specimens in addition to the insects we are studying… sometimes at ghastly levels. There has been a recent surge of interest in the problem and value of bycatch across entomology, and some of us would like to organize a symposium on this topic for the ESA annual meeting in St. Louis, 17-20 November 2019. We are interested in hearing from colleagues across the entomological…

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ESA Editor-in-Chief Searches

Dear Women in Entomology Network: I wanted to make sure members of this network are aware of two ongoing editor-in-chief searches here at ESA: - Thomas Say Publications is seeking an editor-in-chief to replace current EIC Jim Woolley, who is stepping down after a distinguished term of service. The new editor-in-chief would take office in January 2020. More information about the Thomas Say editor search, including the editor's responsibilities, qualifications, and application requirements, is…

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Careers and Life - 2018 WIE Breakfast and a blog recommendation

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Women In Entomology Breakfast in Vancouver last week (was it only last week?)! The official estimate of attendance is not in yet, but it was close to 300--another record year. The breakfast table topics focus on types of careers and issues with work and balance of family life we might encounter as entomologists. We purposefully avoid discipline-oriented themes  because our Sections and the rest of the meeting focus on these for networking. Included in…

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Call for Editor-In-Chief of ESA's Environmental Entomology

The opportunity to serve as editor-in-chief of one of the Entomological Society of America's flagship journals does not arise every day, but if you think you may be qualified, or know of someone who is, please apply for the newly announced opening for Editor-In-Chief of Environmental Entomology. The deadline for submitting an application is 5 PM EST, 20 December 2018, and the person or persons selected would begin their role(s) in March 2019.  This is a special appeal to encourage more women to…

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