Assistant Professor, Emerging Infectious Disease & Vector Ecology, University of Georgia, USA




The College of Veterinary Medicine and the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia invite applications for a joint appointment, tenure- track Assistant Professor in the area of emerging infectious diseases and vector ecology. Candidates should have a strong question-driven research program that uses leading-edge empirical and computational approaches to address the most challenging problems associated with infectious disease emergence and global change. Areas of research might include, but are not limited to: pathogen and vector responses to global change; determinants of host shifts; modeling infectious disease dynamics across scales of organization; and evolutionary strategies for limiting the spread of insecticide and drug resistance in vectors and pathogens. The University of Georgia has world-renowned programs in both Ecology ( and Veterinary Medicine (, and this faculty position is intended to strengthen ties between units that offer much support for collaboration in areas of undergraduate education, graduate training and research.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a rigorous, externally funded research program, and will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring. Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD or DVM, one or more years of postdoctoral experience, and evidence of teaching and research productivity.

To apply, candidates should: Combine into a single PDF file a (I) cover letter indicating career goals, (II) curriculum vitae, (III) statement of research accomplishments and future goals (2 pg. max.), (IV) statement of teaching philosophy and experiences regarding instruction and mentoring (2 pg. max.). In a separate PDF file, candidates should combine three reprints of research papers. These two files should be submitted online at Candidates should arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted via the same web site. Applications received by January 31, 2014 will receive full consideration. The anticipated start date for the position is August 2014.