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Assistant Professor of Mosquito Biology/Ecology

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open March 25th, 2022 through Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Entomology at the University of California invites applicants for an Assistant Professor to develop an innovative, field-oriented, research program on the population dynamics and community ecology of mosquitoes. This is a 9 month, tenure-track position. The position will be available July 1, 2022. Research should focus on mosquito population biology and ecology, and include studying aquatic habitats in urban, agricultural and natural areas. Research may also include studies on the epidemiology of mosquito-transmitted pathogens of humans. The Department seeks an individual who will complement existing expertise in medical entomology and vector biology, and who can work collaboratively with faculty across academic departments, colleges and UC campuses. Collaborative research efforts with vector control districts, state and county public health agencies or international health agencies are also strongly encouraged. Teaching responsibilities may include participation in aquatic entomology, vector biology and ecology, and medical/veterinary entomology courses, as well as supervision of graduate students.

Required qualifications that must be met at the time of application for this position include: a Ph.D. in Entomology or in the Biological Sciences. Candidates should have a strong background and experience in population biology and ecology of human disease vectors in aquatic habitats, preferably mosquitoes.

Advancement through the Professorial ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

To apply: Submit the following to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01512:
• Cover Letter – Short cover letter describing background and interests.
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of Teaching (2 page maximum)
• Statement of Research/Scholarly Activities (2 page maximum)
• Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence – Applicants should summarize their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career (2 page maximum).
• Letters of Reference – Applicants should provide names and contact information of three references.

Review of applications will commence on May 20, 2022, and proceed until position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete application prior to the above date.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Peter Atkinson, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Entomology, at peter.atkinson@ucr.edu. For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Ms. Lauren Romestant, Academic Personnel, at lauren.romestant@ucr.edu.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants will be required to hold a Ph.D. in Entomology or in the Biological Sciences. Candidates should have a strong background and experience in population biology and ecology of human disease vectors in aquatic habitats, preferably mosquitoes.

Preferred qualifications

N/A

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Please provide the contact information for a minimum of three references and request the confidential reference letters via AP Recruit as part of your application.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01512

Help contact: lauren.romestant@ucr.edu

Campus Information

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19). All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.