Vector Biology and Vector-Borne Disease
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Post Date: Dec 20, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Ph.D.
Years Experience: Entry Level
Start Date: July 2018 or as negotiated
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: US - New York
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Department of Entomology
Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University

Position:        Tenure-track professorial appointment, open rank with a preference for late Assistant or early Associate Professor

Location:        Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853-2601

Position Description and Responsibilities:

The Department of Entomology at Cornell University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty appointment in Vector Biology and Vector-Borne Disease. This is a nine-month, tenure track position with 60% research/40% teaching responsibility. Assistant or early Associate Professor preferred, but rank is open. The new faculty member will sustain a strong, internationally recognized, and well-funded research program emphasizing infectious diseases of humans and/or other animals that are transmitted by arthropods such as flies, ticks and mosquitoes. Focus should be on the interaction between an arthropod vector and the disease-causing microbes they transmit. Particular areas of focus may include genetics, physiology and biochemistry of the vector and/or microbe related to infectivity and transmission. We expect that the appointed faculty member will exhibit campus leadership and will synergize with current faculty with related interests. This hire is associated with the Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease (CIHMID) and is consistent with a campus-wide emphasis on expanding research and teaching in Infection Biology. Potential exists for intellectual connections and collaborations across multiple units at Cornell, including the Departments of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology, and Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, as well as with Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Weill College of Medicine.

The appointment will carry a teaching responsibility of approximately one course per year, with the courses to be taught determined by the interests and abilities of the applicant. There will be opportunities to contribute to the Master of Public Health Curriculum, the Global and Public Health Sciences major, and the MS program of the Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (NEVBD).

Qualifications: Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline by the time of appointment and should exhibit demonstrated and prospective excellence in research and teaching.

Salary and start-up funding will be competitive and commensurate with background and experience.

Applications and Starting Date:
Start Date: July 2018 or as negotiated. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research description (not more than 5 pages), statement of teaching philosophy and experience/interests (not more than 3 pages), and up to three representative publications via []. Applicants should also include contact information for three individuals who can provide references. Review of applications will begin January 30, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Brian Lazzaro, at

Cornell University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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