Virginia Tech’s Department of Entomology has released a call for applications for two positions in its entomology department. The first is a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of vector-borne disease ecology starting in August 2017. The nine-month, 70% research and 30% teaching appointment will be based on the campus at Virginia Tech, a land-grant university in Blacksburg, Virginia. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program focused on the ecology of mosquitoes, ticks, and/or other arthropod vectors of human infectious disease and serve as a member of the established Vector-Borne Disease Research Group in the Fralin Life Sciences Institute at Virginia Tech. Researchers who use modern methods and tools in molecular and quantitative ecology are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in entomology, biology, zoology, microbiology, virology, genetics, or a closely related field. Applicants with demonstrated postdoctoral research experience in the ecology of arthropod vectors of human diseases are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting here.
The second position is for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of insect toxicology and physiology starting in Fall 2017. The nine-month, 70% research and 30% teaching appointment will be based on the campus at Virginia Tech, a land-grant university in the scenic New River Valley of Virginia. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded internationally recognized research program and provide leadership in the toxicology and physiology of insects. Areas of research could include (but not limited to): insecticide modes of action, resistance management, insecticide discovery, etc. Collaboration is expected with existing programs such as the vector-borne disease, biomedical, biomolecular, global change, and biotechnology groups on campus. Teaching responsibilities will include graduate level courses in insect toxicology and insect physiology (offered in alternate years), as well as participation in other courses. The successful applicant will also be expected to recruit and direct graduate students and to participate in the Entomology Department graduate program. Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in entomology or related discipline in the Life Sciences with expertise in insect toxicology and physiology. A demonstrated ability to conduct research with a publication record that indicates the potential to establish and maintain a productive research program and attract grant funding is required. For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting here.
Review of applications for both positions began on Jan. 15, 2017 but will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.