Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Plant Molecular Biology
Oklahoma State University
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
Type: Full Time
Area of Focus:
Environmental Plant Biology
Signals and Responses
Plant Molecular Biologist
The Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater (http://plantbio.okstate.edu) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin August 2023. The ideal candidate will address fundamental questions in Plant Molecular Biology; those who study metabolites or work in the context of systems biology are particularly encouraged to apply. The position will complement departmental strengths in cell and molecular biology, evolutionary biology, and ecology. The successful candidate is expected to build an innovative, externally-funded research program, and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring. Effective and engaging teaching of introductory and advanced courses in the candidate's specialty is expected. A Ph.D. in molecular biology, plant biology, or a related field is required; postdoctoral experience is expected. Candidates will be evaluated on their potential to be excellent scholars and teachers and to contribute to the Land Grant mission of Oklahoma State University.
Oklahoma State University is a Carnegie Tier 1 research university with excellent facilities for research and instruction, including core genomics and proteomics facilities and a high-performance computing center. As a U.S. Land Grant university, OSU offers diverse opportunities for collaboration with faculty in agriculture, natural resources, engineering, and education. The main campus is in Stillwater, well regarded as one of the friendliest college towns in America. Stillwater offers an exceptionally high quality of life-a thriving college community with a low cost of living. Additional campuses are located in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, two major metropolitan areas that offer numerous shopping, dining, and cultural activities within 60 miles.
All applications should be submitted online through lnterfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/112072). Include 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) statement of research accomplishments and future objectives, 4) statement of teaching philosophy and goals, 5) statement of experience and philosophy in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 6) names and contact information for three references. The Department of Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution is committed to cultivating a more inclusive and diverse community of scholars (https://plantbio.okstate.edu/resources/pbee-dei-pledge). Candidates from groups historically excluded and underrepresented in science and academia are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin September 26 and continue until position is filled, contingent upon availability of funding. Contact information: Destiny Goree, firstname.lastname@example.org, 405-744-5559. http://plantbio.okstate.edu/.
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 oppo1tunity 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. For more information, visit https:///eeo.okstate.edu.
The Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution consists of eight collaborative faculty focusing on plant systems from the molecule to the ecosystem. Our externally funded research programs are supported by state-of-the-art core facilities for NGS of DNA and RNA, protein mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, light and electron microscopy, and biophysical studies.
Oklahoma State University is Oklahoma’s land grant research university, with a system-wide student population exceeding 38,000, of whom more than 23,000 are enrolled at its main campus in Stillwater. The University offers 91 programs of study leading to a bachelor’s degree, 70 master’s degree programs, and 46 doctoral degree programs. OSU’s main campus in Stillwater (pop. ~50,000) is equidistant to both the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metropolitan areas, and offers a range of large city amenities while maintaining the charm of a smaller community. Stillwater offers affordable housing and excellent schools, and has been ranked as one of America’s safest cities.