Head, Department of Entomology

Three candidates have been selected by the search committee to participate in an interview process for Head of the department of Entomology.  Each candidate will present a public seminar to articulate their vision for the position and department.  The seminars will be recorded and archived for later viewing.


Dr. William Snyder 

Thursday, February 23, 2017
10:30 am – 11:15 am followed by a 20 minute question and answer period
495 Hodson Hall

Dr. William Snyder  CV


Seminar video

Dr. Yasmin Cardoza

Thursday, March 9, 2017 
10:30 am – 11:15 am followed by a 20 minute question and answer period
495 Hodson Hall

Dr. Yasmin Cardoza CV


Seminar video

Dr. Sujaya Rao

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 
10:30 am – 11:15 am followed by a 20 minute question and answer period
495 Hodson Hall

Dr. Sujaya Rao CV


Seminar video

Department Head Position Profile 

The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive universities in the nation, and ranks among the top universities in the world. Minnesota’s excellence as a public land-grant research university depends crucially on the excellence of CFANS, which enrolls over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. The college is home to distinguished faculty and some of the most outstanding graduate programs in the nation and the world. 

The department of Entomology is a strong and nationally recognized department offering highly ranked programs, teaching, outreach, and published research in fields including molecular biology and genetics, medical and veterinary entomology, insect ecology, taxonomy and systemics, urban entomology, apiculture, biological control and integrated pest management in plant and animal systems.

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Entomology Department Head Search Committee

James Bradeen, Professor and Head, Department of Plant Pathology; Search Committee Chair
Karen Mesce, Professor, Department of Entomology
George Heimpel, Distinguished McKnight Professor, Department of Entomology
Chris Philips, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology
Dan Cariveau, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology
Brian Aukema, McKnight Land-Grant Associate Professor, Department of Entomology
Karen Oberhauser, Professor, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Sabrina Hymel, Scientist and Lab Manager, Department of Entomology
Edwin Benkert, Ph.D Student, Department of Entomology

Contact Information

If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact search committee chair James Bradeen, brade005@umn.edu or Lori Loberg, theis020@umn.edu in the CFANS Office of Human Resources. 

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