Cornell University, Entomology/CALS

3108 10763
Position ID:Cornell-Entomology/CALS-LCTVECTORBORNE [#10763, WDR-00013553]
Position Title: Lecturer-12 Month Position
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biology / Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Gene Regulation, Genetic, Genomic/Proteomic, Genomics, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Molecular/Cell Biology, virology
Appl Deadline:2018/04/23 finished (2018/01/18, finished 2018/06/14, listed until 2018/07/18)
Position Description:    

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We are seeking a full time Lecturer to start on June 1, 2018. The Lecturer will join Cornell’s mosquito 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.

 Every fall, the Lecturer will teach “Introduction to Disease Vectors” (ENTOM 3523; 3 credits) with a laboratory section.  In addition, they will develop and offer a topical seminar course (worth 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 Surveillance and Management” (2 credits) and, starting in year 2, co-teach the “Capstone Seminar in Vector-Borne Diseases” (2 credits) as well as participate in 1-3 lectures for Public Health Foundations I and II courses (VTPMD 6101-2) or Public Health Ethics and Leadership (VTPMD 6103).

 The Lecturer will collaborate with Professor Laura Harrington and other members of the NEVBD team on overall course management, practicum placement, and support for the MS in Entomology program. She/he will be responsible for coordinating the 10 week internship program placements and evaluation. In addition, she/he will advise approximately 3-5 students per year.

 This is a full time position through 31 May 2019, 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 students.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Successful candidate will be expected to develop, plan and offer courses in vector biology and public health.  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 develop assessment tools for the MS program.

 Teaching (90%)  

 Administration of curriculum and management (10%)

The candidate will also contribute day to day organization and management of the MS program.

This is a one-year term position, renewable depending on funding, available work, and performance.

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

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience.

SUPERVISION: Dr. Laura Harrington


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Further Info:
Department of Entomology
Cornell University
129 Garden Ave.
3132 Comstock Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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