Job description


Job no: 98922-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a national and international leader in basic and applied aspects of insect biology, and has expertise ranging from molecular and sub-organismal biology to applied ecology. A core strength of the department is in public health and medical entomology. We are home to the Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Disease, a regional hub for training and research related to vector-borne diseases of humans. We seek to further develop that strength with a new position in disease ecology, epidemiology, and modeling.

Principal Duties:

This position is a tenure-track nine-month appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor (approximately 80% research, 20% instruction). The position carries a commitment to the three important functions of resident instruction, research, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to Faculty rank.

We seek to hire an Epidemiologist/Vector Ecologist with strengths in modeling infection dynamics, population ecology and/or disease evolution in a changing world. Research areas that would be appropriate for this position include disease ecology, epidemiology, drivers of emerging infectious diseases (including global change), pathogen interactions at multiple scales (within host, population, community, and regionally) and how they influence the emergence and transmission of infectious disease. The ideal candidate would use mathematical models, computational simulations, and/or statistical analyses to understand the dynamics of vectors and pathogens on multiple spatial and temporal scales, with a particular emphasis on arthropod-vectored pathogens of humans.

The candidate is expected to contribute to both undergraduate and graduate instruction. They will be responsible for teaching in an introductory course in Global Health and a second course in their specific area of interest and will provide leadership for the Global Health Major and Certificate. All of our faculty contribute to our graduate seminar series and mentor undergraduate students in independent studies. The candidate would be expected to train graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.

The successful candidate will develop a strong, independent, extramurally funded research program; develop an innovative undergraduate and graduate teaching program; build collaborative relationships in research and instructional programs; and contribute to service and outreach functions of the Department, College, University and professional societies. As such, post-doctoral experience is highly desirable and preference will be given to candidates that present evidence of excellent teaching skills, a record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and success in attracting extramural funding.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in a Biological Science, Applied Mathematics, or related field, with expertise in vector-borne disease ecology, entomology or modeling required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Associate Professor candidates must possess experience and scholarly credentials suitable for appointment with tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a sustained record of professional achievement as indicated by outstanding teaching, sponsored research and publications, and demonstrated leadership activities in the field.

Additional Information:

Applicants can find relevant information about the Department of Entomology at, and interested individuals are welcome to contact Professor Claudio Gratton ([email protected]) to discuss this opportunity.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty and staff.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

JANUARY 03, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( under job number 98922. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system.

To begin the process, please click "Apply Now".

Applicants must upload the following materials as a single PDF document:
1. Letter of application
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Names and contact information of three letter-writers
4. 2-page statement of research interests and future research plans, highlighting the fit to this position
5. 2-page statement of teaching philosophy, approach and experiences
6. 1-page statement on how your scholarship, teaching, and mentoring align with the commitment of the Department of Entomology to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community
7. Representative sample of published papers (3 max)

Applicants should notify potential letter writers in advance that letters will be required to the department by September 27, 2019, if a candidate is advanced to the next round of screening.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is September 6, 2019, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Claudio Gratton
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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