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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Wildlife Disease Ecology
University of Delaware: Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
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 is a component of the
Department’s “One Health” cluster hire in disease ecology that also includes a new position in medical entomology providing
the potential for synergies and collaborations. Candidates for both positions will be
interviewed during the same period and by the same search committee. 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
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.
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).
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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. Research facilities include two research farms (~350 acres each) and
excellent greenhouse and laboratory facilities (see https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcanr.udel.edu%2Fenwc%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmcolon%40AGCENTER.LSU.EDU%7Ceb574d1d8ef646c6355f08d63ddc76d2%7C804b509899084bdf9c06b3df777563aa%7C0%7C0%7C636764414440218094&sdata=1ffgGySeUsz0v8bVk%2F%2BpwPPDg11YWDbjr3ShFPm0vOQ%3D&reserved=0). 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. US News and World Report ranks UD in the top 40 public
research universities in the country. With a $30 million renovation of the College’s main teaching & research
lab building underway, enrollment increasing, and several new faculty searches recently closed or in
progress, the College is growing and is poised for success. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair, One Health Cluster
Hire Search Committee, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, Newark,
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.
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
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