Assistant or Associate Professor in Epidemiology/Vector Ecology

The Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to announce the recruitment for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate level (9-month, 80% research, 20% instruction) in Epidemiology/Vector Ecology with strengths in modeling infection dynamics, population ecology, and/or disease evolution in a changing world. Candidates with research interests and experience in disease ecology, epidemiology, drivers of emerging infectious diseases (including global change), pathogen interactions at multiple scales (within host, population, community, and regionally) and how they influence the emergence and transmission of infectious disease are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate would use a mathematical models, computational simulations, or statistical analyses, to understand the dynamics of vectors and pathogens on multiple spatial and temporal scales, with a particular emphasis on arthropod-vectored pathogens of humans.

The position carries a commitment to the three important functions of resident instruction, research, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the faculty rank. The candidate is expected to contribute to both undergraduate and graduate instruction. They will be responsible for teaching in an introductory course in Global Health, and a second course in their specific area of interest, and will provide leadership for the Global Health Major and Certificate. All of our faculty contribute to our graduate seminar series and mentor undergraduate students in independent studies. The candidate would be expected to train graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.

Candidates must have a PhD in a Biological Science, Applied Mathematics, or related fields, with expertise in vector-borne disease ecology, entomology, or modeling. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Preference will be given to candidates that present evidence of excellence in teaching, a record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and success in attracting extramural funding. The successful candidate will be expected to 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.

Application Procedures:

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( under job number 98922. Or follow this link: and begin the application process by clicking "Apply Now". Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system. Applications accepted through Sept. 6, 2019.

The following information will be requested:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Names and contact information of three letter-writers
  4. 2-page statement of research interests and future research plans, highlighting the fit to this position
  5. 2-page statement of teaching philosophy, approach and experiences
  6. 1 page statement on how your scholarship, teaching, and mentoring align with the commitment of the Dept. of Entomology to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community
  7. Representative sample of published papers (3 max)

We advise that applicants notify potential letter-writers in advance that letters will be required to the department by Sept. 27, 2019, if the candidate is advanced to the next round of screening.

Applicants can find relevant information about the Dept. of Entomology at, and interested individuals are welcome to contact Professor Claudio Gratton ( to discuss this opportunity.

Early career faculty
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, WI
Closing date
September 6th, 2019
Posted on
July 5th, 2019 23:21
Last updated
July 5th, 2019 23:21