Job no: 226542-FA
Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life
Sciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Research,
The Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
is a national and international leader in basic and applied aspects
of insect biology, and has expertise ranging from molecular and
sub-organismal biology to applied ecology. A core strength of the
department is in public health and medical entomology. We are home
to the Global Health undergraduate major as well as the Midwest
Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Disease (MCE-VBD), a regional
hub for training and research related to vector-borne diseases of
humans. We seek to further develop these strengths with a new
position in vector biology and disease ecology, with a candidate
serving a leadership role in the Global Health major, and with the
desire to participate in, and contribute to, the research and
outreach mission of the MCE-VBD.
We specifically seek to hire a Vector Biologist or Ecologist with
expertise in arthropods that transmit human and/or zoonotic
pathogens. Research areas that would be appropriate for this
position are broadly in the area of vector biology, and may include
strengths in arthropod/pathogen interactions at multiple scales
(molecular/suborganismal, organismal, population, community, and
regional scales), innovative strategies for management and control,
and the emergence and transmission of vector-borne infectious
disease. Research that incorporates a global health or
international component is also desirable.
The successful candidate will bring or develop a strong,
independent, extramurally funded research program; develop an
innovative undergraduate and graduate teaching program; build
collaborative relationships in research and instructional programs;
and contribute to service and outreach functions of the Department,
College, University and professional societies.
This position is a tenure-track or tenured, academic year
appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The
position carries a commitment to the three important functions of
instruction, research, and outreach, as well as professional and
university service as appropriate to Faculty rank.
The Department of Entomology and the UW-Madison College of
Agricultural and Life Sciences are committed to maintaining and
growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion and equity.
These values are foundational elements of excellence and
fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and
working environment for all students, faculty and staff. We see
diversity as a source of inspiration, innovation and strength and
we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive community for people
from every background. We welcome applications from candidates who
share these values and will actively work to apply them to student
learning, public service, and the professional development of
students, staff and faculty.
1) Carry out a vigorous, collaborative, externally funded research
focusing upon the interactions of arthropods, pathogens and the
environment, leading to applications and discoveries to improve
prevention and management of disease.
2) Teach undergraduate, graduate, or professional students in the
tenure home department curricula. Provide support for education
within graduate programs.
* Provide leadership for the undergraduate Global Health programs
including teaching in one or more introductory or capstone courses
in Global Health. Develop a second course in their specific area of
* Contribute to the department's graduate seminar series and mentor
undergraduate students in independent studies.
* Train graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.
3) Contribute and participate in professional, university, and
community service appropriate to rank.
4) Contribute to programs aimed at increasing diversity, equity,
and inclusion within the department and university. Promote an
inclusive and diverse climate within our campus and associated
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for
UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect
the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,
status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We
commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,
research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by
creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every
background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve
Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please
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Degree and Area of Specialization:
PhD in Entomology, Comparative Biosciences, Ecology, or closely
related field, with expertise in vector-borne diseases of humans
required. Interest and scholarly experience in vector biology and
zoonotic disease in a global context is preferred.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must have at least 2
years of experience in a postdoctoral or equivalent position.
Preference will be given to candidates with a record of publishing
in peer-reviewed journals, success in attracting extramural
funding, and with excellent teaching skills.
Associate Professor candidates must possess experience and
scholarly credentials suitable for appointment with tenure at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a sustained record of
professional achievement as indicated by outstanding teaching,
sponsored research and publications, and demonstrated leadership
activities in the field.
Applicants can find relevant information about the Department of
Entomology at http://www.entomology.wisc.edu, and interested
individuals are welcome to contact the chair of the search
committee Professor Susan Paskewitz (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss
A073600-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/ENTOMOLOGY
Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
JULY 1, 2022
ACADEMIC (9 months)
Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must apply to PVL #226542 via Jobs@UW ( http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/
Application materials to be submitted include: 1) a letter of
application; 2) a Curriculum vitae; 3) one PDF document that
includes a statement of research interests and future research
plans, highlighting fit to this position, as well as a statement of
teaching philosophy, approach and experience; 4) one PDF document
that includes a short statement on how your scholarship and
teaching align with the commitment of the Department of Entomology
to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; 5) one PDF
document that shows a representative sample of published papers (up
to 3 max.); and 6) contact information for three
Applicants should notify potential letter writers in advance that
letters of recommendation will be required to the department by
September 24, 2021, if the candidate is advanced to the next round
The deadline for assuring full consideration is August 31, 2021,
however the position will remain open and applications may be
considered until the position is filled.
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