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Assistant Professor in One Health Entomology
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Jan. 2, 2020
Title Assistant Professor in One Health Entomology
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 81080:ENTOMOLOGY
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date July 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Entomology

The Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky is seeking a broadly trained entomologist who will address the integrated management of arthropods (e.g., ticks and mosquitoes) that vector diseases affecting humans and animals. This combined research and extension position is located on the University of Kentucky Campus, Lexington, KY. Areas of applied research and extension emphasis could include development and implementation of integrated methods for surveillance, speciation, pathogen diagnosis and control of arthropod vectors of human and animal/livestock diseases. As part of a team of faculty members from Entomology, Animal Sciences and Veterinary science departments in College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and from Colleges of Medicine and Public Health, this individual is expected to develop a nationally and internally competitive research program and actively pursue external funding opportunities. This individual will develop and implement educational/outreach programs to support county-based extension personnel and other stakeholder groups, conduct problem-solving research to provide evidence-based vector management recommendations to stakeholders and cooperate in multi-disciplinary and/or inter-institutional teams. The incumbent is also expected to participate in mentoring of graduate students and the graduate education program in Entomology, Animal Sciences and Veterinary science departments. Publication in peer-reviewed journals and extension publications is also expected.

Applicants should submit a CV, statement of extension and research interests and vision for Kentucky (upload under Specific Request 1), list of publications with up to (5) selected reprints (upload under Specific Request 2), and an application letter describing background and expertise specifically related to this extension/research position at the University of Kentucky.

Please also include the names and addresses of four individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters from your reference contacts within the employment system.

Application deadline is December 1, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is identified. The position is available July, 2020 or as mutually agreed upon. Salary is commensurate with background and experience, and an overview of benefits may be found here:

Candidates may contact Dr. Ric Bessin, Chair, Search Committee via e-mail at

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