Faculty Job in Academic & University Martha N. and John C. Moser Professor of Arthropod Biosystematics and Biodiversity, Department of Entomology

The Department of Entomology at Cornell University seeks to fill a tenure-track position in terrestrial arthropod biosystematics and
biodiversity at the Assistant or Associate level (as appropriate). The study of biodiversity is a rapidly changing field and we seek a
candidate who has expertise in one or more emerging areas of systematics, including (1) bioinformatic approaches to the discovery of
biological diversity and its taxonomic description, (2) high-throughput sequencing and genomic approaches to phylogenetic reconstruction,
and (3) digitization of biological collections and the large-scale use of collections-based data. We are particularly interested in
candidates who make use of cutting-edge methods to document and validate patterns of biodiversity, generate phylogenetic hypotheses, and
test evolutionary hypotheses in a robust conceptual framework.

Pursuant to approval by the Cornell University provost, the incumbent will also be appointed as the Martha N. and John C. Moser Professor of
Arthropod Biosystematics and Biodiversity. The initial term of appointment to this prestigious, endowed chair would be three years for an
assistant professor or five years for an associate professor. Appointment to the Martha N. and John C. Moser Professorship of Arthropod
Biosystematics and Biodiversity is renewable, upon endorsement by the college and the university.

Faculty Position: Assistant Professor of Arthropod Biosystematics and Biodiversity*

  • It is anticipated that the
    appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level, although an early Associate appointment may be considered in exceptional

Tenure track, academic year position

50% Research, 25% Teaching, 25% Admin

Starting date: by July 1, 2018


Research (50%) – The successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain a strong, internationally recognized, and
well-funded research program in the area of arthropod biodiversity and systematics. She/he will train graduate students in the Field of
Entomology and actively mentor undergraduate students interested in biodiversity research.

Teaching (25%) — The successful candidate will teach a course in Model-Based Phylogenetics and Hypothesis
(Entom 4610) on biennial basis, and contribute to course offerings in the area of insect diversity, systematics, and

Admin (25%) — The successful candidate will serve as Curator of the Cornell University Insect Collection (CUIC). The
Curator will be expected to supervise the Collection Manager, develop grants to support and grow the CUIC, and determine the future
direction of the CUIC. She/he will interact with other collections-based programs on campus (e.g., L.H. Bailey Hortorium, Plant Pathology
Herbarium, and the Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates).

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in entomology, systematics, phylogenetics, or closely related area in biodiversity and systematics.
A demonstrated record of excellence in systematics and biodiversity research as evidenced by publication in peer-reviewed journals is
desired. Preferred qualifications include postdoctoral experience, commitment to (and abilities in) team research, ability to communicate
effectively with students, colleagues and external stakeholders.

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive fringe benefits package is available.

Application procedure: Applicants must upload into Academic Jobs online a letter of application, curriculum vitae, selected
reprints, academic transcripts, and a statement of research goals and plans. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential
letters of recommendation submitted through Academic Jobs online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/9291.tveeqffxwdtqcwxyedxxazrzayqwbdw

Inquiries may be directed to:
Dr. Cole Gilbert
Department of Entomology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Email: cg23@cornell.edu
Skype: coleslaptop

The Department actively encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Department Affiliation: The successful candidate will be a faculty member of the Cornell University College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences, and will be based in the Department of Entomology in Ithaca, NY (https://entomology.cals.cornell.edu/). A mentoring program for new faculty provides guidance and assistance.

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