Vector Biology Tenure-Track Faculty Position (Open Rank)


The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame seeks to recruit tenure-track faculty—at an academic rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor—whose research program focuses on the biology of arthropod vectors of human disease or vector-pathogen-host interactions. Individuals with expertise in any area of vector biology are welcome to apply, including vector ecology, evolution, behavior, physiology, immunity, and genomics.


The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain faculty who are 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. Research in the Department of Biological Sciences is organized around three pillars of (1) Cellular, Molecular and Regenerative Biology; (2) Infectious Disease and Global Health; and (3) Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Change. Examples of research programs that fall within or span across these pillars include those focused on evolution, genomics, pathogenesis, physiology, disease ecology, epidemiology, and climate change.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.  Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

New faculty will be dedicated educators and will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission of the Department of Biological Sciences, and join an integrative, collaborative, and inclusive research community with expertise that spans the breadth of the life sciences. Existing faculty in the Department and across the University have active research partnerships with international field sites in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the South Pacific. Vector biologists at Notre Dame are supported by a variety of Centers and Institutes, such as the Eck Institute for Global Health, Environmental Change Initiative, Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases, Institute for Precision Health, Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society, and Center for Research Computing. Department faculty have access to state-of-the-art genomics, bioinformatics, insect rearing, computing, mass spectrometry, proteomics, and imaging cores, specialized BSL-3 containment laboratories, and an AAALAC-accredited animal facility. Information on department and college faculty and facilities can be found at and, respectively.

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Application Instructions

Review of applications will commence on November 1, 2021. 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; 1-2-page statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy, approach, and experiences; and 1-page statement that addresses the following topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging: knowledge and understanding, track record of activities to date, and plans for contributing at Notre Dame. Applications should be submitted to Interested individuals are welcome to contact the search chair, Alex Perkins, at