The NEVBD has a broad network of collaborators across the Northeast region as well as the US. We will periodically update this page to provide information regarding exisitng career opportunities for vector-borne disease professionals, including job announcements and training programs available with our partner institutions.

You can access NEVBD-sponsored training opportunites on our TRAINING RESOURCES page.

Job Announcements

Full-Time Lecturer Position at Cornell University

The  Department of Entomology  at Cornell University seeks to fill a full-time Lecturer position, to start on 1 June 2018. The Lecturer will join Cornell’s mosquito biology program team and the Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (NEVBD) to deliver a Master of Science in Entomology. The purpose of this effort is to educate the next generation of vector biologists and public health practitioners.

Every fall, the Lecturer will teach “Introduction to Disease Vectors” (ENTOM 3523; 3 credits) with a laboratory section. In addition, they will develop and offer a topical seminar course (worth 2 credits) in an area related to their expertise. Potential options include, but are not limited to: current topics in tick biology and disease transmission; current topics in mosquito biology and disease transmission; advanced vector behavior; vaccines for vector-borne diseases; novel strategies for vector-borne disease control; vector borne disease modeling; and emerging pathogens and potential introductions to the USA.

Every spring, the Lecturer will teach “Vector Surveillance and Management” (2 credits) and, starting in year 2, co-teach the “Capstone Seminar in Vector-Borne Diseases” (2 credits), as well as participate in 1-3 lectures for Public Health Foundations I and II courses (VTPMD 6101-2) or Public Health Ethics and Leadership (VTPMD 6103).

The Lecturer will collaborate with Professor Laura Harrington and other members of the NEVBD team on overall course management, practicum placement, and support for the MS in Entomology program. She/he will be responsible for coordinating the 10-week internship program placements and evaluation. In addition, she/he will advise approximately 3-5 students per year.
 This is a full time position through 31 May 2019, with renewal contingent on performance and availability of funds.

Oversee NEVBD teaching program and deliver public health entomology courses, advising and mentoring students.

Successful candidate will be expected to develop, plan and offer courses in vector biology and public health.  She/he will organize practicum experiences for students and be involved in recruiting and adapting the program to meet the needs of the students.  In addition, the Lecturer will collaborate with NEVBD members to develop assessment tools for the MS program.
  •  Teaching (90%)  
  •  Administration of curriculum and management (10%)

The candidate will also contribute day to day organization and management of the MS program. This is a one-year term position, renewable depending on funding, available work, and performance.

MS, MPH or PhD in Entomology, Public Health, Ecology or related field, supported by experience with vector control and/or public health. Prior experience with arthropod taxonomy and control is essential. Prior teaching experience is highly desired. Outstanding written and oral communication skills also are important. The Lecturer should have sound planning, organization, problem solving and coordination skills, and the ability to work as a team member and under pressure.  Interested candidates should apply here:

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience.
SUPERVISION: Dr. Laura Harrington

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Faculty Position in Vector Biology and Vector-Borne Disease

The  Department of Entomology  at Cornell University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty appointment in Vector Biology and Vector-Borne Disease. This is a nine-month, tenure track position with 60% research/40% teaching responsibility. Assistant or early Associate Professor preferred, but rank is open.  The new faculty member will sustain a strong, internationally recognized, and well-funded research program emphasizing infectious diseases of humans and/or other animals that are transmitted by arthropods such as flies, ticks and mosquitoes. Focus should be on the interaction between an arthropod vector and the disease-causing microbes they transmit. Particular areas of focus may include genetics, physiology and biochemistry of the vector and/or microbe related to infectivity and transmission. We expect that the appointed faculty member will exhibit campus leadership and will synergize with current faculty with related interests. This hire is associated with the Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease (CIHMID) and is consistent with a campus-wide emphasis on expanding research and teaching in Infection Biology. Potential exists for intellectual connections and collaborations across multiple units at Cornell, including the Departments of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology, and Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, as well as with Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Weill College of Medicine.
The appointment will carry a teaching responsibility of approximately one course per year, with the courses to be taught determined by the interests and abilities of the applicant. There will be opportunities to contribute to the Master of Public Health Curriculum, the Global and Public Health Sciences major, and the MS program of the Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (NEVBD).
Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline by the time of appointment and should exhibit demonstrated and prospective excellence in research and teaching.
Start Date: July 2018 or as negotiated.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, research description (not more than 5 pages), statement of teaching philosophy and experience/interests (not more than 3 pages), and up to three representative publications at . Applicants should also include contact information for three individuals who can provide references. Review of applications will begin January 30, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Brian Lazzaro, at .
Additional Programs for Vector Control Professionals

Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP)

A no-cost 11-course learning series developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and parnters.

Emphasizes the use of integrated pest management (IPM) to address public health pests and vectors that spread diseases

American Mosquito Control Association 'Train the Trainer' Workshops

In 2016 AMCA was awarded a multi-million-dollar contract from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the establishment of training and certificate programs for mosquito surveillance and control in response to the emergence and spread of Zika in the Western hemisphere.

With the award, AMCA is designing, developing and deploying a targeted mosquito surveillance and control training program, as well as insecticide resistance, using Best Management Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management for US state and protectorate institutions responsible for conducting mosquito control.

Entomologist Training for CDC Emergency Response Teams

The Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation has been awarded a contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to train and certify approximately 30 entomologists to participate as entomological specialists on CDC Emergency Response Teams
  • Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) certification for professionals whose training in entomology has been achieved through continuing education, self study, and on-the-job experience
  • Board Certified Entomologists (BCE) certification for professionals with a degree in entomology or a closely-related field

Entomological Society of America Certification Programs