Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Vector Biology


The Department of Biological Sciences seeks to recruit tenure-track faculty at an academic rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor who study the biology of arthropod vectors of human disease or vector-pathogen-host interactions. Individuals with expertise in ecology, behavior, physiology, or evolutionary, population and functional genomics, particularly those with cross-disciplinary and field-based research programs, are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidates will be highly productive with an established, or strong potential to establish, a vigorous externally funded research program that complements and synergizes with others in the department and across the University studying pathogen genomics, pathogenesis, disease ecology, epidemiology, and climate change.

New faculty will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission of the Department of Biological Sciences, and join an integrative and collaborative research community with expertise that spans the breadth of the life sciences.  Several faculty have active research partnerships with international field sites and associated research partners, including in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the South Pacific. Department faculty have access to state-of-the-art genomics, bioinformatics, computing, mass spectrometry, proteomics, and imaging cores, specialized BSL-3 containment laboratories, insect rearing and research facilities, and an AAALAC-accredited animal facility. Information on the department and other college faculty and facilities can be found at and Opportunities also exist for collaboration with faculty at the adjoining Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive community and supports the needs of dual-career couples. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit in PDF format, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three professional references, 2-page statement of research interests and future research plans, and 2-page statement of teaching philosophy, approach, and experiences, to  Interested individuals are welcome to contact the search chair, Professor Nora Besansky, at  Review of applications will commence on November 27, 2019, and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.