Hi all,

I'm excited to announce that the Department of Entomology at Purdue
University is hiring a Collection Manager for the Purdue Entomological
Research Collection! The application is HERE
< >.
Review of applicants will start on March 15th. Start date is negotiable,
but hopefully soon. Please email me at [log in to unmask] with any

Cheers, Aaron


Aaron D. Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Director
Purdue Entomological Research Collection
Department of Entomology
901 West State Street
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA

Collection Manager - Purdue Entomological Research Collection (PERC)

*Job Summary*

The Purdue Entomological Research Collection (PERC) houses approximately
two million arthropod specimens, representing more than 140,000 species.
Our holdings include both worldwide and regional material, with
approximately 60% of the collection representing the Indiana fauna. Notable
components include the type collection, comprised of more than 2,500
specimens, the Blatchley collection of Coleoptera, and the Ephemeroptera
collection, which is widely regarded as the largest and most comprehensive
collection of mayflies in the world. The majority of the collection is
preserved as pinned specimens, along with significant holdings of alcohol
preserved (ex. Ephemeroptera and larvae) and slide mounted material.

The Collection Manager will be responsible for maintenance of the
collection, including sending and re-housing loans, as well as
participating in general curation, outreach, extension, and digitization
efforts within the PERC. Additional duties include but are not limited to:

   - Supervising and mentoring students working in the collection
   - Collaborating with the PERC Director on collection use and stewardship
   - Managing use and access to the collection for volunteers and visitors


   - Master’s degree with an emphasis on systematic entomology
   - 1 year of collections experience
   - Strong working knowledge of general insect taxonomy
   - Familiarity with commonly used collections digitization software
   (Symbiota, Taxonworks, Specify, etc.) and the underlying Darwin Core
   - Strong organizational skills, as demonstrated by past leadership
   and/or mentoring experience


   - Ph.D. with emphasis on systematic entomology
   - History of taxonomic work in one or more arthropod groups

*Additional Information*

   - Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position.
   - A background check will be required for employment.
   - FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
   - Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
   - Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including
   minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are
   encouraged to apply.