University of Kentucky seeks Assistant Professor of Public Health Entomology

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%). The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Entomology or related discipline, and demonstrated experience and publications in Medical or Public Health Entomology. Post-doctoral research, demonstrated potential as both an independent researcher and as a member of a multidisciplinary team, and teaching experience is highly desirable. 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 apply via UK Jobs here:, and 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)
Please also provide the names and contact information for three 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,

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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