Assistant/Associate Professor – Medical Veterinary Entomologist

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville invites applications to fill a 12-month, tenure track faculty position (80% research, 20% teaching) with an emphasis on medical or veterinary entomology. The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville is a land-grant institution and the flagship university of the University of Arkansas System. 


Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop a robust, extramurally funded research program on the biology of arthropods important to human or animal health. Preferred areas of research specialization include, but are not limited to the biology and management of ticks, mosquitoes, or other vectors, big data analytics, genomics, vector biology, landscape epidemiology, arthropod pests of livestock and poultry, and disease or vector management. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in grantsmanship, report research results in peer-reviewed publications, present research at national and regional meetings, and teach graduate and undergraduate level courses. The candidate will be expected to develop and teach graduate-level courses related to medical or veterinary entomology and their areas of emphasis as appropriate. The candidate also will be expected to advise and mentor graduate students, provide service to the department, college, university and state as appropriate for his/her expertise, and collaborate effectively with departmental research and extension faculty, and colleagues in related disciplines.


Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Entomology or a related field is required, with expertise in an area of medical or veterinary entomology. Postdoctoral or previous faculty experience in a land grant institution is strongly preferred. Strong communication skills (oral and written) and the ability to conduct independent and collaborative research are required. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to work effectively across disciplines in the fields of entomology, ecology, and epidemiology. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The position is located at the University of Arkansas main campus in Fayetteville, located in the Ozark Mountains in northwest Arkansas.  Fayetteville consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the U.S.


All interested candidates must submit an application online at and include:


1) a statement of research interests; 2) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; 3) curriculum vitae; and; 4) names and addresses of three professional references. Transcripts may be requested at a later date. 


Potential candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Ashley Dowling ( with questions about the position.



Applications received by December 2, 2019 are assured full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Information regarding the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is available online at:


The University of Arkansas’ Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.