In view of the upcoming retirement of the current chair holder, the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) seeks to appoint a Professor to lead and further develop the academic Unit of Entomology.
She or he will focus on fundamental and applied research on the ecology, biology, surveillance and control, including epidemic responsiveness, of arthropod vectors of human, zoonotic and emerging diseases, especially in tropical and resource-constrained environments and in relation to global environmental changes.
She or he will ensure and develop the post-graduate teaching and training in these fields at the ITM, provide expert assistance to national and international instances, contribute to capacity strengthening in endemic countries and take part in the departmental and institutional policy setting and management.
Her or his activities will be strongly embedded in interdepartmental and interdisciplinary collaboration within and outside the ITM. She or he will have access to existing technological platforms, internally funded staff support and extensive, institutionally funded networks in Latin America, Africa and Asia. The incumbent will be eligible to apply to a broad portfolio of competitive funding opportunities at national and international level.