Search underway: the Martha N. and John C. Moser Chair in Arthropod Biosystematics and Biological Diversity

September 2, 2014

The Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB) and the Department of Entomology of The Ohio State University seek appliants for The Martha N. and John C. Moser Chair in Arthropod Biosystematics and Biological Diversity. We seek a colleague taking a lineage-focused approach to questions in evolution and ecology of terrestrial or freshwater arthropods. We are especially interested in those scientists using novel approaches and those who enhance existing strengths of the departments and the Museum of Biological Diversity in phylogenetic systematics, species discovery and description, biodiversity informatics, population genetics, or evolution of character systems or interspecific interactions.

The Moser Chair will be jointly appointed in EEOB and Entomology and will contribute to the research, mentoring, and teaching missions of both departments. S/he will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program that includes opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. Teaching duties will include graduate-level classes in insect systematics, undergraduate core courses in EEOB or the Center for Life Sciences Education, and specialty classes his/her research focus.

This endowed, tenure-track position is open to applicants at the level of either Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD and to have postdoctoral experience. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and a commitment to the highest quality of graduate and undergraduate teaching. We offer competitive resources for initial laboratory development and a collaborative, integrative research environment.

Application Instructions: Applicants hould submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research goals and teaching/mentoring philosophy, and contact information for three references. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Marymegan Daly ( 614-247-8412), Chair of the search committee. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014. We encourage submission before that date, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Pleasy apply online through Academic Jobs Online at

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.

Search Committee: Marymegan Daly, Bryan Carstens (, Norman Johnson (, Hans Klompen (, Joe Raczkowski (, Jordan Satler (