Ohio State University, Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology

Position ID:OSU-Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology-FB [#22364]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Freshwater Biology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43202, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biological/Organic / Bioorganic
Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
Appl Deadline:2022/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/08/16, listed until 2023/02/16)
Position Description:    

Department: Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology Position: Freshwater Biology Rank: Assistant Professor

Description: 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) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the area of evolution or ecology of animals that inhabit freshwater ecosystems. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the potential to develop a research program in freshwater animal biology, with possible focal areas in, but not limited to, behavioral ecology (investigating the evolution and ecology of organismal behavior), organismal adaptation (investigating adaptation to changing environments using genomic or other techniques), systematics, populations genetics, biodiversity (investigating species boundaries and relationships and the factors that shape them), ecophysiology (investigating interactions between the physiological function of an organism and its environment in an evolutionary context), or disease ecology. The individual hired will have opportunities to contribute to existing conservation and management partnerships between EEOB and local and regional agencies as well as use the holdings of the Fish and Invertebrate Divisions at the Museum of Biological Diversity in EEOB. As such, having research relevant to North American Midwest systems as part of a research portfolio is preferred. Ongoing research at OSU has benefited from recent investments in biological infrastructure and earth observation technologies, providing opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with other college and university units such as the Translational Data Analytics Institute, Sustainability Institute, and Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center.

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 Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology and Aquatic Ecology. Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and postdoctoral research experience. Strong candidates will show potential to develop a research program in freshwater biology 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 October 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Roman Lanno (lanno.1@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


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