Assistant Professor Microbiologist/Virologist Position at Rutgers

Assistant Professor – Microbiology/Virology:  Applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Rutgers University Department of Entomology/Center for Vector Biology are invited. The position will be 70% research and 30% teaching with a joint appointment in the Entomology and Microbiology Departments. The successful applicant will develop a nationally and internationally recognized program focusing on the biology, ecology and epidemiology of emerging arthropod-borne diseases to reduce their public health impact. Rutgers is a major research university, and competition for funds from external sources such as the state of New Jersey, NIH, Gates Foundation, CDC, USDA, NSF, and EPA is expected.   The successful candidate will interact closely with faculty in the Center for Vector Biology, Entomology Department and Microbiology Departments as well as multidisciplinary working groups in other centers and departments at Rutgers University with a shared interest in emerging infectious disease, climate change, surveillance, host-pathogen coevolution, vector management, diagnostics, risk modeling, and bioterrorism issues. The successful candidate will also be expected to take a leadership role in interactions with the core public health functions of the medical school and the New Jersey Department of Health, as well as communicate with key stakeholder groups as needed. The successful applicant will teach and contribute to teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, particularly infectious disease topics which enhance cooperation with the medical school (e.g., arbovirology, epidemiology, pathogen ecology) and direct undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral fellows. Participation in departmental and University committees and assistance in undergraduate and graduate curriculum development is expected.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Academic Rank: Assistant Professor (10 month, tenure track).  Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with education and experience.  Excellent personal benefits package is provided, including one month of annual leave per year, health insurance, life insurance, retirement program, and other institutional benefits.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in entomology, microbiology or related area from an accredited institution. Excellent communication, interpersonal skills are desired. Knowledge of arbovirology, epidemiology, pathogen ecology desired.

Application Procedure:  Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2016. Send your letter of application, curriculum vitae, personal statement and the names and addresses of four references electronically or by mail to:  Randy Gaugler, Distinguished Professor & Director Center for Vector Biology, 180 Jones Ave, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8536 USA (


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