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).