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  • Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Wildlife Disease Ecology

    • Employer: University of Delaware
      Location: Newark, DE
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 12/01/2018
      Open Until Filled: No

    Position Title

    Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Wildlife Disease Ecology


    Newark, DE

    Position Type


    Position Description

    The Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Wildlife Disease Ecology at the Assistant Professor level.  The position is a 9-month appointment (paid over 12 months) with responsibilities in teaching, research, and service; responsibilities are allocated as 60% research, 35% teaching, and 5% service.  This position will contribute to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) initiative in One Health and continue to position our department as a leader in the emerging field of One Health.  Our department’s cross disciplinary expertise in entomology and wildlife ecology allows a unique focus on One Health topics, as many of the diseases of concern to humans, domestic livestock, and wildlife are transmitted by arthropod vectors from wildlife reservoirs. 


    Research:  The Wildlife Disease Ecologist will develop a novel and high impact research program focused on increasing our understanding of wildlife disease ecology and developing solutions to limit disease spread.  The candidate will be expected to garner extramural funding to build a research program in wildlife disease ecology that will integrate approaches in mitigating disease spread and identify emerging diseases.  The successful candidate will be expected to support graduate education and mentor graduate students as part of the wildlife disease ecology program.  This hire is a component of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology’s “One Health” cluster hire in disease ecology that includes a new position in arthropod vectored disease ecology providing the potential for synergies and collaborations.

    Teaching:  The successful candidate will contribute to academic programs through three courses:  Wildlife Diseases (4 credits with lab, 30 graduate and undergraduate students), Wildlife Physiology (4 credits with lab, 30 graduate and undergraduate students), and Wildlife Management (3 credits, 75 undergraduate students). 


    General Information:

    The Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has 12 faculty, 3 extension specialists, and 17 affiliated faculty including instructors.  Additional world-class faculty and professionals in other departments within the College provide excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.  Recognized for the past five years by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of America’s best universities to work for, the University of Delaware is located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.  The University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University, with external funding exceeding $200 million.  The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.

    SALARY: University of Delaware salaries and fringe benefit packages are highly competitive. The salary is paid over 12 months; faculty are expected to focus primarily on research during the summer months, and additional summer salary may be sought through grants.  Tenure-track Assistant Professors receive a third-year sabbatical leave.  A competitive start-up package will be provided.

    DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on 1 December 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

    CONTACT: For more information, contact Dr. Greg Shriver (gshriver@udel.edu), Chair, One Health Cluster Hire Search Committee, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. 


    Ph.D. in wildlife disease ecology, wildlife conservation, or related field.  Post-doctoral experience preferred with a demonstrated publication record in peer-reviewed journals and demonstrated ability to successfully compete for grant funding.  Strong quantitative skills.  Candidates with both a PhD and DVM will be especially competitive and are encouraged to apply.   

    Application Instructions

    To apply, submit a letter of application, vitae, one-page statements of research and teaching interests, a sample of research, and the contact information for four references via the Interfolio website


    Please do not submit application materials via email. Submitted documents will be shared with departmental faculty.



    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

    The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found athttp://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html

    The University of Delaware does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to:

    Susan L. Groff, Ed. D.,
    Director, Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator
    305 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
    (302) 831-3666

    For complaints related to Section 504of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please contact:

    Anne L. Jannarone, M.Ed., Ed.S.
    Director, Office of Disability Support Services
    Alison Hall, Suite 130
    Newark, DE 19716
    (302) 831-4643

    OR contact the U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights.

    The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act (“DDEA”) prohibits discrimination against an applicant or employee based on pregnancy, childbirth, lactation or related conditions.  If you believe that you have been subject to pregnancy discrimination or retaliation, please inform a manager as soon as reasonably possible.  The University of Delaware is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and will take prompt action to investigate and remedy the situation, as necessary.

    The DDEA also provides for reasonable accommodations of known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions, provided that the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the university.  An employee need not be disabled to request such an accommodation.  If you have a known limitation related to pregnancy that impacts your ability to satisfactorily perform the essential duties of your job, please inform your supervisor so that we can promptly begin the process of identifying a reasonable accommodation.  Employees are encouraged to request a reasonable accommodation as soon as the need arises and prior to any performance issues.  Employees will not be retaliated against for requesting or using a reasonable accommodation.

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