The Ohio State University Seeks Assistant Professor of Urban Entomology

Posted on October 28, 2022
The Ohio State University Seeks Assistant Professor of Urban Entomology
Position Title: 
Assistant Professor of Urban Entomology
Department of Entomology


Position Summary:
The Department of Entomology in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University is seeking an Assistant Professor in Urban Entomology. This position is part of cohort hire of three scholars focused on urban health and environmental problems that are differentially experienced due to race and/or socioeconomic status. The three scholars will complement existing strengths in CFAES and beyond to form a new Urban Health, Environment, and Race Outcomes (Urban HERO) Collaborative. This cooperative, multidisciplinary consortium of experts in social, biological, and ecological sciences and engineering will engage with community partners on the generation and rapid dissemination of new solutions to racial inequities and social disparities in environmental and health outcomes. We are particularly interested in candidates who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to issues of urban equity and justice.
This position will be a 50% Research | 35% Extension | 15% Teaching full-time, 9-month tenure-track appointment.
The Race, Inclusion and Social Equity (RAISE) initiative at The Ohio State University is focused on narrowing a range of disparities.
Position Location: Columbus, OH
Required Qualifications
Applicants must:
• possess an earned Ph.D. in entomology, biology, public health, or a related field. Degree requirements must be completed by the appointment start date.
• possess experience in applied and/or basic research examining invertebrate communities in urban areas
• provide evidence of potential for success in research and teaching
• have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a willingness and ability to work closely with diverse groups of community members and academics (e.g., students, staff, faculty)
• demonstrate potential for advancing the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and outreach, e.g., recruitment and leadership development of underrepresented groups
Application Instructions
Applications should be submitted through the Ohio State job board using Initial application deadline is December 5, 2022, with review of applications continuing until the position is filled. Complete applications include: 1) a cover letter describing interest in the position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research interests and goals (2-pg limit), 4) statement of extension and teaching philosophies and goals (2-pg limit), 5) statement of experience working with minoritized communities and ideas for recruiting/mentoring/developing leadership among under-represented student groups, and 5) names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and emails for three professional references. Inquiries about the position are welcomed and may be addressed either to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. P. Larry Phelan (, or the Department Chair, Dr. Jamie Strange (
For further application instructions, please see:
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.