Cornell University, Entomology/CALS

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Program ID:Cornell-Entomology/CALS-LECT2019 [#13770]
Program Title: Lecturer - Cornell’s Vector Biology Program
Program Type:Other
Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biology
Appl Deadline:2019/07/26 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/05/17, finished 2019/08/13, listed until 2019/07/26)

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

We are seeking a full-time Lecturer to start by September 1, 2019. The successful candidate will join Cornell’s vector biology program team and the Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (NEVBD) to deliver a Master of Science in Entomology purpose of this effort is to educate the next generation of vector biologists and public health practitioners.  The NEVBD is a fast paced, exciting, and innovative program where on-the-job experience in a variety of public health areas can be obtained. Cornell University, nestled among the Finger Lakes and beautiful gorges of upstate New York, has a long and rich academic tradition as an intellectual hub in the Northeast USA.

Every fall, the Lecturer will co- teach “Introduction to Disease Vectors” (ENTOM 4520; 3 credits) with a laboratory section (ENTOM 4521; 1 credit).  In addition, they will develop and offer a topical seminar course (2 credits) in an area related to their expertise.  Potential options include, but are not limited to: current topics in tick biology and disease transmission; current topics in mosquito biology and disease transmission; advanced vector behavior; vaccines for vector-borne diseases; novel strategies for vector-borne disease control; vector-borne disease modeling; and emerging pathogens and potential introductions to the USA. 

Every spring, the Lecturer will teach “Vector Control” (ENTOM 6530, 2 credits) and co-teach a “Capstone Seminar in Vector-Borne Diseases” (2 credits).

The Lecturer will collaborate with Professor Laura Harrington and other members of the NEVBD team to support the MS in Entomology program, including student advising and mentoring, practicum placement, and preparation and completion of program competencies and projects. She/he will advise approximately 3-5 students per year and will be responsible for coordinating the 10 week internship program placements and evaluation. In addition, the Lecturer will support students in the design of their practicum project, thesis preparation and presentation, development of ePortfolios, and in the final practical and written exam.

The successful candidate is encouraged to conduct some research in an area of their expertise that contributes to the goals of the NEVBD.  This is a full time, 12 month position through  May 31, 2020, with renewal contingent on performance and availability of funds.

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY: Oversee NEVBD teaching program and deliver public health entomology courses, advising and mentoring of MS students.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Successful candidate will be expected to develop and manage courses in vector biology and vector-borne disease of public health importance.  She/he will organize practicum experiences for students and be involved in recruiting and adapting the program to meet the needs of the students.  In addition, the Lecturer will collaborate with NEVBD members to evaluate MS program competencies.  This is a one-year term position, renewable depending on performance, funding and available work.

Teaching, curriculum development and course management (70%) Develop and manage and teach courses in vector biology and vector-borne diseases of public health importance.  Responsible for grading and meeting with students during scheduled office hours.

Student Advising (10%) support the MS in Entomology program student advisory, practicum placement, and in preparation and completion of program competencies and projects. 

Research and program evaluation (20%) The candidate will conduct research in an area of interest, which may be related to best practices for evaluation, teaching pedagogy or vector biology public health programming.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Qualified candidates must have an MS, MPH or PhD in Entomology, Public Health, Ecology or related fields, with experience with vector control and/or public health. Prior experience with arthropod taxonomy, surveillance and control is essential.  Prior teaching experience highly desired. Outstanding written and public speaking/oral communication skills are also important.  The Lecturer should have sound planning, outstanding organization, problem solving and coordination skills, and the ability to work as a team member and under pressure.

 SALARY:  Commensurate with experience.

 SUPERVISION: Dr. Laura Harrington 

Applicants should submit a Cover Letter, CV, Teaching Statement, and Contact Information for two people who can provide professional references. Additionally, a Statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion.  

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  All components of the application must be submitted through this application portal:   Any questions about the position or the application process can be directed to Laura Harrington at

Employment Assistance: If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting. Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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Further Info:
Department of Entomology
3138 Comstock Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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