Assistant Professor, Medical Entomology at Auburn University

Assistant Professor, Medical Entomology
Auburn University

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor in Medical Entomology. This is one of four positions becoming available in the department. The expected start date is August 16, 2014. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: This is a 9 month tenure-track position with 60% research and 40% instruction responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to build and lead an extramurally-funded research program focused on fundamental aspects of Medical Entomology. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the biology, behavior, ecology and epidemiology of arthropod disease vectors, the vector and host interaction, and the transmission of pathogens. The incumbent will be expected to secure extramural funding from sources such as NIH and NSF to support programs and summer salary, publish technical and refereed articles, and collaborate effectively with departmental faculty and colleagues in other disciplines. Instructional responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in the department curriculum. In addition, the candidate will be expected to direct and advise graduate students. Service to the department, college and university are expected.

Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in Entomology or a related scientific discipline from an accredited institution at the time of appointment; evidence of research productivity (publications, grants, etc.) commensurate with career level; ability to develop an original research program on fundamental aspects of Medical Entomology with expertise in molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology, genomics, and bioinformatics; and evidence of effective teamwork and capability to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. In addition, candidate must possess excellent organizational and interpersonal oral, written and communication skills. Candidate must demonstrate subject matter knowledge and the ability to communicate effectively in English. The candidate selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time of appointment is scheduled to begin, and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Desired qualifications include postdoctoral research experience.

Application: Applicants must complete an on-line application process at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/417818 and attach: 1) a letter of application that addresses the candidate’s research and teaching experiences, 2) a statement of future research plans or interests, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, 4) current vita, 5) copies of all transcripts and 6) names, phone numbers and email addresses of five references when prompted. Only complete application packages will be considered. Active review of applications will begin February 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions regarding the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Nannan Liu, at liunann@auburn.edu.

The University: Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a student enrollment of more than 25,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 70 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs of a broad scope. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama near the metropolitan areas of Birmingham, Alabama, and Atlanta, Georgia.

The Department: There are 16 faculty and 12 support positions in the department. Additional information can be found at www.ag.auburn.edu/enpl/
Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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