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Assistant Professor of Public Health Entomology

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Assistant Professor of Public Health Entomology
Requisition Number FE00898
Working Title
Department Name 81080:ENTOMOLOGY
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Entomology or related discipline

Required Related Experience

Demonstrated experience and publications in Medical or Public Health Entomology

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky is seeking a broadly trained Public Health Entomologist who will develop an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program. Areas of interest may include, but are not limited to, the biology, behavior, ecology, epidemiology and integrated control of arthropod disease vectors, vector-host interactions, the transmission of pathogens, risk-evaluation of vector-borne diseases, and effectiveness of vector control programs.

The individual will also collaborate with the Kentucky Department for Public Health to evaluate prevention and control measures for disease vectors, provide education and training on prevention and control of vector borne diseases, and assist in planning public health medical readiness programs. The successful applicant will be expected to secure extramural funding from sources such as NIH and NSF to develop a research and teaching program that complement and enhance existing programs at the University of Kentucky and publish in peer-reviewed journals.

The individual will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate education, including co-teaching a Medical Entomology course and developing a course in their area of expertise and mentoring graduate students. Qualified candidates will participate in the graduate training of students, whose interests vary from population management and organismal insect biology to molecular biology and genomics.

This position includes a twelve- month, tenure-track appointment; research (70%), teaching (20%) and service (10%). This position is tentatively scheduled to begin July 1, 2017 or as mutually agreed upon. Application deadline is May 1, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Interested applicants should include the following along with their online application:
• Curriculum Vitae
• Application letter describing background, expertise specifically related to this research/teaching/service position at the University of Kentucky (upload under Cover Letter)
• PDFs of up to five selected publications (upload under Specific Request 1)
• Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (upload under Academic Transcript)
• A brief description of future research and teaching plans (max 4 pages, upload under Specific Request 2)

Please also provide the names and contact information for four references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Stephen Dobson, Chair of the Search Committee,

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Applicants should be familiar with integrated research methods, including ecological, molecular, genomic, and statistical methods.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience

Post-doctoral research, demonstrated potential as both an independent researcher and as a member of a multidisciplinary team, and teaching experience are highly desirable.

Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Academic Keys
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Academic Transcript
  4. Specific Request 1
  5. Specific Request 2
Optional Documents