UF Preeminence - Assistant Professors: Ecology & Evolution of Infectious Disease

Gainesville FL
Oct 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Assistant Professors:  Ecology & Evolution of Infectious Disease

Job Description:

The Department of Biology at the University of Florida seeks two tenure-track Assistant Professors in the area of Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease (EEID) to begin August 16, 2018 as part of the UF preeminence initiative. Research topics could include: transmission dynamics of pathogens & parasites; pathogen evolution, including evolutionary genomics of pathogens; ecology of emerging diseases; evolutionary dynamics of host-pathogen systems; multi-scale and multi-species studies of host-pathogen systems including within-host studies; and interactions between economic, physical, social systems, and infectious diseases. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an extramurally-funded, internationally recognized research program. The candidate will also be expected to develop and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ph.D. in biological sciences, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, computational sciences or a related field is required.

The University of Florida is among the top ten public universities in the United States. Research in the biological sciences at the University of Florida is conducted by faculty in many departments and across several Colleges and Institutes, providing a rich intellectual environment and extensive opportunities for collaboration. UF has broad strengths in research in ecology, evolutionary biology, and specifically in EEID. Collaborative research in infectious diseases at UF extends across the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the UF Genetics Institute, the Florida Climate Institute, the Center for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases, and NIH and CDC supported Centers of Excellence in infectious diseases.

The University of Florida counts among its greatest strengths – and a major component of its excellence – that it values broad diversity in its faculty, students and staff and creates a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning, research and other work. UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access, and seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in work and learning activities.

Advertised Salary:

 The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

 Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biological sciences or another relevant discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong preference will be given to applicants with at least one year of postdoctoral experience, but exceptional applicants at the Ph.D. level may be considered.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ (search job 505005) and must include: 1) a cover letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications and interests in the Department, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interest, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) names and contact information of three references. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letters. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 1,2017 and the position will remain open until filled.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript prior to hiring. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida's 'Government in the Sunshine' and Public Records Laws. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

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