The Department of Integrative Biology invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Vertebrate Ecophysiology. We particularly seek those whose research and teaching focuses on integrative and innovative approaches to determine the physiological mechanisms that underpin natural history and shape biotic responses to global change. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience and whose research focuses on tetrapods. This person is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program that will enhance existing strengths in organismal biology, teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students (this may include a majors-level course in environmental physiology), and participate in service, including student advising.
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.
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 Genome Research and Biocomputing. 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.
Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions), demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom Extension, or other setting, and develop a research program in the academic discipline/unit.
PhD (or foreign equivalent) in Biology or related field by the date of appointment.
Demonstrate expertise in the field of Vertebrate Ecophysiology.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.
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, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.