Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB)


Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology


Assistant Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Translational Data Analytics


The Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology at the Assistant Professor level, commencing autumn semester 2015. We seek an aquatic ecologist who will complement existing strengths within EEOB and OSU.  Those with expertise in plankton ecology and/or aquatic ecosystem modeling are strongly encouraged to apply.  In addition to conducting cutting-edge science that advances our understanding of how aquatic ecosystems function, the successful applicant ideally would contribute to our mission to conduct integrative, interdisciplinary research that seeks to quantify the impact of human-driven environmental change on aquatic ecosystems and the valued services they provide. This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.


A doctoral degree in Ecology or related field and evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required at the time of application. 


Application Instructions

Applicants should 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. Peter Curtis (, 614-292-5763), Chair of the search committee.  Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014. We encourage submission before that date, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at:  


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.