The Department of Integrative Biology at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in ecology. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their strong commitment to research, teaching, and mentoring, preferably in ecosystem ecology, global change ecology, or macroecology. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and a record of excellence in research and scholarship. See our website (https://integrativebiology.okstate.edu) for more information.
The Department of Integrative Biology comprises 24 faculty, numerous active adjunct and emeritus members, 50 graduate students, and nearly 900 undergraduates majoring in biology, zoology, and physiology. Members of the department strive for an inclusive atmosphere that fosters and provides support for success and a welcoming place to work. Faculty members actively collaborate on three main research themes: ecology, evolution, and environmental stress. Our research is supported by external grants, and the successful applicant will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program. Teaching loads generally include one graduate or undergraduate course per semester.
Oklahoma State University is a Carnegie Tier 1 research university with excellent facilities for research and instruction, including a high-performance computing center. Because of its mid-continent location that spans a broad expanse of habitats, from deciduous forest to semi-arid grasslands, Oklahoma offers a rich tapestry of prairie and forest ecosystems that support an exceptional level of biodiversity.
The University is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, which rightfully has earned the reputation of being the friendliest college town in America. The town offers an exceptionally high quality of life—a thriving college community with a low cost of living. Two major metropolitan areas (Tulsa and Oklahoma City) offer numerous shopping, dining, and cultural activities within 60 miles of Stillwater.
To apply, please submit the following items via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/81977): cover letter; curriculum vita; separate research, teaching, and diversity statements; and contact information for three professional references. Application review will begin February 15, 2021, with employment starting August 2021 or as negotiated. Interviews may be held online, to be determined by developments with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. For more information, visit https:///eeo.okstate.edu.