Chair and Professor, Department of Entomology

Chair and Professor, Department of Entomology

College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

The Ohio State University


Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University.


Responsibilities. The Chair, who reports to the Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, administratively leads a comprehensive and diverse departmental program of research, teaching, extension, and international development. The Chair fosters effective, collegial, cooperative, and productive relationships among students, staff, and faculty within the department and with other departments and programs at the university; works with other department chairs and administrators to advance the vision and missions of the department in order to optimize resource needs of the department; and promotes the department and college with state, national, and international organizations. The Chair will have the opportunity to carry on instructional, research, and/or outreach activities, commensurate with her/his administrative responsibilities and interests.


The Department of Entomology. We consist of faculty, post-docs, students, and staff based on the OSU Columbus and Wooster campuses. Faculty members conduct and lead nationally and internationally recognized research, extension, education, and development programs in fulfillment of the university’s Land Grant mission. We offer B.S. degree programs in Entomology and Plant Health Management and, M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Entomology, as well as a professional master’s program in Plant Health Management (MPHM). Specializations of the faculty range from genomics and molecular biology to quantitative epidemiology, ecology and pest management. We are committed to enhancing an already excellent team of diverse faculty, students, and staff, and promoting positive and inclusive work environments for all individuals. Additional information is available at the department’s website, The chair position will be based on the Columbus campus.


Qualifications. Candidates must: hold an earned doctorate in entomology or related field; have tenure-track faculty experience; be eligible for appointment as a tenured full professor; and exhibit the ability to administer and manage the fiscal and human resources in an academic department. We seek forward thinking candidates with demonstrated leadership qualities, experience developing undergraduate academic programs, and who exhibit an entrepreneurial approach. The applicant must have a demonstrated ability to provide leadership spanning disciplinary boundaries by developing and maintaining productive working relationships with other department chairs and school directors, alumni, university personnel, state and federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and other stakeholders of the Department.  The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of research, teaching, and/or extension, as well as a demonstrated ability to successfully develop external financial support.


Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin March 8, 2019, and continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Nominations of qualified individuals are invited at any time.  Qualified persons are requested to submit the following: 1) a letter of application; 2) a statement of the applicant’s vision and administrative philosophy; leadership experiences and qualifications; 3) a complete curriculum vitae including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses, of four references and 4) a statement of philosophy and approach to building a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for faculty, staff and students. Initial nominations and inquiries will be kept confidential. Submit application materials in one pdf.




Application materials should be sent electronically (PDF format) or by mail to:


Brandi Gilbert-Hammett

CFAES Human Resources

The Ohio State University

Room 100L, Agricultural Administration Building

2120 Fyffe Rd.

Columbus, Ohio 43210

Telephone: 614-292-0487

Fax: 614-292-1218



Questions should be directed to:


Dr. Jeff Sharp

Chair of the Search Committee

Director, School of Environmental and Natural Resources

The Ohio State University

Room 210F, Kottman Hall

2021 Coffey Rd.

Columbus, Ohio 43210

Telephone: 614-292-8522




Ohio State 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.

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