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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 226542-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a national and international leader in basic and applied aspects of insect biology, and has expertise ranging from molecular and sub-organismal biology to applied ecology. A core strength of the department is in public health and medical entomology. We are home to the Global Health undergraduate major as well as the Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Disease (MCE-VBD), a regional hub for training and research related to vector-borne diseases of humans. We seek to further develop these strengths with a new position in vector biology and disease ecology, with a candidate serving a leadership role in the Global Health major, and with the desire to participate in, and contribute to, the research and outreach mission of the MCE-VBD.

We specifically seek to hire a Vector Biologist or Ecologist with expertise in arthropods that transmit human and/or zoonotic pathogens. Research areas that would be appropriate for this position are broadly in the area of vector biology, and may include strengths in arthropod/pathogen interactions at multiple scales (molecular/suborganismal, organismal, population, community, and regional scales), innovative strategies for management and control, and the emergence and transmission of vector-borne infectious disease. Research that incorporates a global health or international component is also desirable.

The successful candidate will bring or develop a strong, independent, extramurally funded research program; develop an innovative undergraduate and graduate teaching program; build collaborative relationships in research and instructional programs; and contribute to service and outreach functions of the Department, College, University and professional societies.

This position is a tenure-track or tenured, academic year appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The position carries a commitment to the three important functions of instruction, research, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to Faculty rank.

The Department of Entomology and the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion and equity. These values are foundational elements of excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty and staff. We see diversity as a source of inspiration, innovation and strength and we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background. We welcome applications from candidates who share these values and will actively work to apply them to student learning, public service, and the professional development of students, staff and faculty.

Principal Duties:

1) Carry out a vigorous, collaborative, externally funded research focusing upon the interactions of arthropods, pathogens and the environment, leading to applications and discoveries to improve prevention and management of disease.
2) Teach undergraduate, graduate, or professional students in the tenure home department curricula. Provide support for education within graduate programs.
* Provide leadership for the undergraduate Global Health programs including teaching in one or more introductory or capstone courses in Global Health. Develop a second course in their specific area of interest.
* Contribute to the department's graduate seminar series and mentor undergraduate students in independent studies.
* Train graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.
3) Contribute and participate in professional, university, and community service appropriate to rank.
4) Contribute to programs aimed at increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the department and university. Promote an inclusive and diverse climate within our campus and associated communities.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in Entomology, Comparative Biosciences, Ecology, or closely related field, with expertise in vector-borne diseases of humans required. Interest and scholarly experience in vector biology and zoonotic disease in a global context is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must have at least 2 years of experience in a postdoctoral or equivalent position. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals, success in attracting extramural funding, and with excellent teaching skills.

Associate Professor candidates must possess experience and scholarly credentials suitable for appointment with tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a sustained record of professional achievement as indicated by outstanding teaching, sponsored research and publications, and demonstrated leadership activities in the field.

Additional Information:

Applicants can find relevant information about the Department of Entomology at, and interested individuals are welcome to contact the chair of the search committee Professor Susan Paskewitz ( to discuss this opportunity.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

JULY 1, 2022


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must apply to PVL #226542 via Jobs@UW ( Application materials to be submitted include: 1) a letter of application; 2) a Curriculum vitae; 3) one PDF document that includes a statement of research interests and future research plans, highlighting fit to this position, as well as a statement of teaching philosophy, approach and experience; 4) one PDF document that includes a short statement on how your scholarship and teaching align with the commitment of the Department of Entomology to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; 5) one PDF document that shows a representative sample of published papers (up to 3 max.); and 6) contact information for three letter-writers.

Applicants should notify potential letter writers in advance that letters of recommendation will be required to the department by September 24, 2021, if the candidate is advanced to the next round of screening.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is August 31, 2021, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Susan Paskewitz
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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