Ohio State University, Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology

Position ID:OSU-Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology-APCE [#22363]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Aquatic Population/Community Ecologist
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43202, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Biological/Organic / Bioorganic
Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
Appl Deadline:2022/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/16, finished 2023/04/08, listed until 2023/02/16)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Department: The Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology Position: Aquatic Population/Community Ecologist Rank: Assistant Professor


The Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB, eeob.osu.edu) in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University (OSU; www.osu.edu) seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the general area of aquatic population/community ecology. We seek an individual who will complement existing strengths within OSU, EEOB, and the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory (AEL; www.ael.osu.edu) in aquatic population and community ecology. Individuals with research expertise in understanding how human-driven environmental change (e.g., climate change, nutrient pollution, emerging contaminants, invasive species) and other ecological processes influence the dynamics of aquatic food webs, particularly fish populations, are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have opportunities to participate in and contribute to a well-established partnership between OSU and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Wildlife (ODNR; https://ohiodnr.gov), which seeks to understand the ecological mechanisms underlying the structure and function of fish populations and communities and their associated management in rivers and streams, Lake Erie, and inland reservoirs.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program and contribute to departmental instructional needs at the graduate and undergraduate level. They will also be expected to contribute to EEOB’s continued efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion at institutional and disciplinary levels. As a campus with a continuously growing diverse student body, we encourage applications from women and under-represented minorities. This is one of three hires being sought in the department this year, with the other two in Freshwater Biology and Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in ecology or a related field and postdoctoral research experience. Strong candidates will show potential to develop a research program in aquatic population/community ecology and contribute to teaching and mentoring and demonstrate a commitment to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.

Application Instructions:

A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching and diversity statements, and three letters of reference. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Jim Hood (hood.211@osu.edu)

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Ohio State is an NSF Advance Institution

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
300 Aronoff Lab
318 W. 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210