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  • Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Wildlife Disease Ecology

    Melanie Colón
    • Employer: University of Delaware
      Location: Newark, DE
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 12/01/2018
      Open Until Filled: Yes

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    Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Wildlife Disease Ecology
    University of Delaware: Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
    Newark, DE

    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
    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.

    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:
    Greg Shriver

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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 (gshriver@udel.edu), 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.

    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
    (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fapply.interfolio.com%2F52718&data=02%7C01%7Cmcolon%40AGCENTER.LSU.EDU%7Ceb574d1d8ef646c6355f08d63ddc76d2%7C804b509899084bdf9c06b3df777563aa%7C0%7C0%7C636764414440218094&sdata=fjiPbFiBDm820405Ku5BN2WWoCviB2s%2Ft2hnIu21Eu4%3D&reserved=0). Please do not submit application materials via email. Submitted documents will be
    shared with departmental faculty.

    Application Process
    This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search.
    Applicants to this position receive a free
    Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of
    recommendation, free of charge.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
    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 at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.udel.edu%2Faboutus%2Flegalnotices.html&data=02%7C01%7Cmcolon%40AGCENTER.LSU.EDU%7Ceb574d1d8ef646c6355f08d63ddc76d2%7C804b509899084bdf9c06b3df777563aa%7C0%7C0%7C636764414440218094&sdata=0y%2FUU8pR8bZ3XeLFoUi7m93J0IVEPcOG2HZ%2BTGnbxMc%3D&reserved=0
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