University of Florida Job Position1

Assistant/Associate Professor—Medical Entomology (Extension)

WORK TYPE:Faculty Full-Time
LOCATION:Indian River
CATEGORIES:Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position with 80% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service) and 20% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) assignment at the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit.

Duties will include dissemination of FMEL and University of Florida research discoveries to the public and to vector control and public health agencies directly, or through other University of Florida extension resources; training students, extension personnel, vector control personnel, and public health professionals; and serving as a liaison between FMEL researchers, vector control, public health agencies and professional organizations; and related activities. This position also has a research component that may focus on any aspect of the biology of arthropods of medical importance and the disease-causing pathogens they transmit, with particular emphasis on those important to Florida. Tenure will accrue in the Entomology and Nematology Department. The successful candidate will participate actively in undergraduate and graduate education by chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis, dissertation and undergraduate research, and publishing research results with students. The successful candidate will seek contract and grant funding actively to support his/her program.

The position includes maintaining close contact with over 50 mosquito control districts in the state of Florida to address training needs by providing extension education to Florida mosquito control district personnel through the research and application of new technical procedures to improve program efficacy and efficiency. The candidate should also maintain contact with the county and state extension faculty and the public at large by developing and participating in short courses on topics related to medical entomology, and supporting educational materials for Extension and the general public

Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas—Research, Teaching, and Extension—regardless of the assignment split specified in the position description.

ADVERTISED SALARY: Commensurate with Education and Experience
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 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.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Special consideration will be given to candidates with extension and research programs dealing with vectors and vector-borne diseases and demonstrated experience in interaction with vector control and public health personnel and their related programs.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by February 28, 2018.  The position will be open until a viable applicant pool is determined.

Employment Conditions

This position is available July 1, 2018, and will be filled as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available. Compensation is commensurate with the education, experience, and qualifications of the selected applicant.



Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to:


Please refer to Requisition # 505447

Dr. Chelsea T. Smartt

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

200 9th St, SE

Vero Beach, FL 32962


Telephone:                               772.778.7200, extension 156

Facsimile:                                772.778.7205

Electronic Mail:                       [email protected]


Application Information

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to  and submit:
    • 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
    • Unofficial transcripts


Final candidate will be required to provide 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), which can be found at .


The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.  The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s ‘Government in the Sunshine’ and Public Records Laws.  Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.



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APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Open until filled