Oregon State University

College of Science, Department of Integrative Biology

Assistant Professor – Integrative Biologist


Position Description: The Department of Integrative Biology invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Integrative Biology. This person is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program that will enhance existing strengths in integrative biology, to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, to participate in service and to advance our mission in diversity, equity, justice and inclusion. Candidates with research expertise in (i) developmental and/or physiological processes in animals systems, (ii) ecology and/or evolution of animal behavior, (iii) ecology and/or evolution of host-microbe interactions, are especially encouraged to apply. The anticipated appointment date is Fall 2022. Applicants must have earned a doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Biology (or related field). Postdoctoral experience is preferred. For a complete list of required and preferred qualifications, please see the full position description available at http://jobs.oregonstate.edu (Posting #P05003UF).


About the Department: The Department of Integrative Biology receives support for its academic program from the College of Science and has a doctoral program that is internationally ranked. Our existing faculty have expertise in marine, aquatic, and terrestrial ecology, evolution, organismal biology, disease ecology, and conservation biology, and take innovative and quantitative approaches that span molecules to ecosystems. We are thus seeking a colleague with high potential for engaging in both self-initiated and collaborative research across fields. In addition to the faculty’s activities in research and service, the department has teaching responsibilities in nearly every undergraduate major at OSU, and an important role to play in enhancing student success. Thus, we are particularly interested in candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, and experience collaborating with, advocating for, and mentoring people of diverse backgrounds. The department is committed to fostering an open and inclusive environment in which to learn and work, enhancing the diversity and equity of the university community, and improving access to higher education for underrepresented students. More information about the department is available at http://ib.oregonstate.edu.


About OSU: The College of Science provides a core instructional role at Oregon State University (OSU), supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. The College embraces instruction and research, in disciplines ranging from the physical, mathematical, statistical sciences to the life sciences that are based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. The College of Science is committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow. The College of Science is an essential partner for three of the university’s world-class research centers, namely the Linus Pauling Institute, the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and the Center for Quantitative Life Sciences. OSU is also home to large regionally and nationally important vertebrate research collections that include fish, reptiles/amphibians, birds and mammals. OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Sun Grant designation and is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive university. OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 57,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, and the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges are all within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis. Approximately 25,700 undergraduate and 4,700 graduate students are enrolled at OSU, with US students of color, first generation college students, and international students representing 25%, 23%, and 11% of the student population, respectively. The university has an institution-wide commitment to inclusive excellence, recognizing that success in all our endeavors is dependent on, and directly tied to, equitable access to opportunities and how we value, engage, and include the rich diversity within our community. There is an expectation that employees will support and model these shared fundamental values. OSU’s commitment to student success includes hiring, retaining, and developing diverse faculty to mentor and educate our undergraduate and graduate students from entry through graduation. This commitment is reflected in OSU’s membership in the University Innovation Alliance, a national network of 11 public universities with a shared mission of increasing graduation rates across the socioeconomic spectrum. In 2017, the Brookings Institution ranked OSU as a national leader in access to higher education, based on a combination of extending social mobility to students from underrepresented backgrounds and university research output. For more information, visit: http://diversity.oregonstate.edu , http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/strategicplan/phase3, www.theuia.org


Application Procedures: Applications should be submitted though http://jobs.oregonstate.edu (Posting #P05003UF). The application consists of: (i) cover letter, indicating how your qualifications and experiences have prepared you for this position, (ii) Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and contact information for at least three references, (iii) research statement that summarizes your research interests and vision (3 pages), (iv) teaching statement that includes your teaching and mentoring philosophy and practices (2 page), (v) personal statement in which you can reflect on any aspect of your identity, values and experiences that contributed to your path as a scientist, and how your teaching and research will contribute to inclusive excellence at our institution (1 page). For full consideration, application packages must be received by 10 January 2022. The position closes on 10 February 2022. For questions about the position, please contact Tara Bevandich at Tara.Bevandich@oregonstate.edu.


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OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA+ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.