Vertebrate Ecophysiologist

Corvallis, Oregon
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
January 07 2019
OSU, Assistant Professor
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

College of Science, Department of Integrative Biology

Assistant Professor – Vertebrate Ecophysiologist

Position Description: The Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University invites applications for a full time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Vertebrate Ecophysiology. In particular, we are seeking creative and collaborative candidates who use integrative, innovative approaches to determine the physiological mechanisms that underpin natural history and shape biotic responses to global change. Applications from candidates whose research focuses on tetrapods are especially encouraged. The successful candidate is expected to develop an extramurally funded research program that will enhance existing strengths in organismal biology, teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students (which may include a majors-level course in environmental physiology), and participate in service. The anticipated appointment date is Fall 2019. Applicants must have earned a doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Biology (or related field) by the date of appointment. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. For a complete list of required and preferred qualifications, please see the full position description available at (Posting #P02682UF)

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

About OSU: Oregon State University 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:,,

Application Procedures: Applications should be submitted though Apply to posting #P02682UF. The application consists of: (i) cover letter, indicating how your qualifications and experiences have prepared you for this position (2 pages), (ii) Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and contact information for at least three references, (iii) research statement that includes how your activities intersect with any or all preferred qualifications, and lend themselves to different types of roles (e.g., scholarly work that is self-initiated, collaborative, senior author, publishing with students, etc.) (2 pages), (iv) teaching statement that includes your teaching philosophy followed by a summary of your experience and/or training (1 page), (v) diversity statement that includes your experience, training, and/or accomplishments in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (through research, teaching, outreach, mentorship, or service), followed by your plans for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at OSU and/or within your field (1 page). For full consideration, application packages, including letters of recommendation, must be received by 4 February 2019. The position closes on 15 February 2019.

OSU is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity. As an AA/EO employer, OSU values diversity in our faculty and staff regardless of their self-identity; to that end, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate an ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Rebecca Terry, search committee chair, at