ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, VECTOR-BORNE DISEASE ECOLOGIST

Virginia Tech’s Department of Entomology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of vector-borne disease ecology starting in January 2018. The nine-month, 70% research and 30% teaching appointment will be based on the campus at Virginia Tech, a land-grant university in Blacksburg, Virginia.  This position is part of a new university-wide emphasis that includes the hiring of six faculty members in the area of infectious disease across four colleges.  The faculty member in this position is expected to help establish and grow the new Global Systems Science Destination Area (http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html) through participation in this broader university effort.  This Destination Area is focused on critical problems that cross the nexus of natural and human systems. Continue reading

New Mid-Atlantic Soybean Disease Scouting Guide Available

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A Mid-Atlantic Soybean Disease Scouting Guide was recently developed by Extension Plant Pathologists from Virginia Tech and the University of Delaware in cooperation with the state Soybean Boards and the Soybean Checkoff. An online version of the guide can be found here:

Mid-Atlantic Soybean Disease Scouting Guide

Hard copies of the guide are available at the Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC, and requests for guides can be sent to Dr. Hillary Mehl (hlmehl@vt.edu). These will also be available at grower meetings and field days in 2017.

Insect Toxicology and Physiology position available, Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech’s Department of Entomology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of insect toxicology and physiology starting in Fall 2017. The nine-month, 70% research and 30% teaching appointment will be based on the campus at Virginia Tech, a land-grant university in the scenic New River Valley of Virginia. Continue reading

Vector-borne Disease Ecology position Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech’s Department of Entomology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of vector-borne disease ecology starting in August 2017. The nine-month, 70% research and 30% teaching appointment will be based on the campus at Virginia Tech, a land-grant university in Blacksburg, Virginia. This position is part of a new university-wide emphasis that includes the hiring of six faculty members in the area of infectious disease across four colleges. The faculty member in this position is expected to help establish and grow the new Global Systems Science Destination Area (http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html) through participation in this broader university effort. This Destination Area is focused on critical problems that cross the nexus of natural and human systems.

Deadline: January 15, 2017 Continue reading

Two tenure-track positions in entomology at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is seeking individuals to work in the area of Vector-borne Disease Ecology and Insect Toxicology/Physiology. They intend to begin initial review of applicants for both positions on January 15. 

These position announcements are attached and applications may be submitted at the links below:

Vector-borne Disease Ecology:  https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/72059

Insect Toxicology and Physiology:  http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/72152

 

Position open for assistant professor in arbovirology

Virginia Tech’s Department of Entomology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of arthropod-borne viruses starting in Spring 2017. This position is the first in a cluster of six new faculty positions in infectious disease research at Virginia Tech. The nine-month, 70% research and 30% teaching appointment will be based on the campus at Virginia Tech, a land-grant university in the scenic New River Valley of Virginia.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program focused on arthropod-borne viruses and serve as a member of the established Vector-Borne Disease Research Group in the Fralin Life Sciences Institute at Virginia Tech. This world-class research facility includes a dedicated insectary and BL3 containment facility. Continue reading

How this season is shaping up for peanuts

Virginia Tech specialists talk about varieties, fertilization and more on how the Southeastern peanut crop will fare this season. See the Virginia Ag Advisory.