Assistant Professor - Mosquito Ecology & Mosquito/Arbovirus Biology

Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions at the University of Florida, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Vero Beach, FL USA


Duties will include research and extension focusing on ecology of vectors and vector-borne pathogens with emphasis on field ecology of mosquitoes. For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by November 15, 2019. This position will remain open until filled.


Duties will include research and extension focusing on the biology and control of mosquitoes and/or arthropod-borne viruses with emphasis on developing and evaluating information and tools relevant to mosquito and/or arbovirus management. For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by November 15, 2019. This position will remain open until filled.

Both positions are 9-month tenure-accruing appointments in the Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida consisting of 80% research and 20% extension, available at the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS).

QUALIFICATIONS: A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in a relevant biological science or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and procurement of extramural funding. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability. 

To apply, please go to (enter "49474" or "49485" into search bar). Separate applications are required for each position. The following documents are required for a complete application:

  • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information (including email addresses) for at least three individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
  • Research Statement
  • Unofficial transcripts

The Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory ( is located on a 38-acre campus, much of which is comprised of native Florida coastal hammock habitat, 5 miles south of downtown Vero Beach, Florida. Faculty and staff at the FMEL perform research on diverse topics related to human pathogens and their arthropod vectors. Facilities include Biosafety Level 2 and 3 laboratories, Arthropod Containment Level 2 and 3 laboratories, a mechanical shop, an animal holding and rearing facility, a vehicle pool, and mosquito-rearing facilities. Current laboratory staff includes 10 faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students and ~ 20 support personnel.

The University of Florida ( is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, and Space-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, with an enrollment of more than 54,000 students. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences ( includes the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (, the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station (, the Florida Cooperative Extension Service (, the College of Veterinary Medicine (, the Florida Sea Grant program ( ), and encompasses 16 on-campus academic departments and schools, 12 Research and Educational Centers (REC) across the state, 6 Research sites/demonstration units administered by RECs or academic departments, and Florida Cooperative Extension Service offices in all 67 counties.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS: Compensation is commensurate with the education, experience, and qualifications of the selected candidate, who will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

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Job Listing Expiration: 
60 Days
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University of Florida
Name of Contact Person: 
Derrick Mathias
Contact Person's Phone: 
(772) 226-6645
Vero Beach
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