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Assistant Professor of Plant Physiology

Oklahoma State University - Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution
Stillwater, Oklahoma
up to $84,000 per year + benefits
Closing date
Oct 21, 2023

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The Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater ( invites outstanding applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Plant Physiology to begin August 2024.

The ideal candidate will use creative experimental approaches to address fundamental questions in plant physiology at any level from molecules to whole organisms to ecosystems. Research areas could include but are not limited to photosynthesis, respiration, plant hormones, transport, stress physiology, development, growth analysis, and ecophysiology. Candidates with computational, genetic/genomic, or molecular tools are especially 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 in a collegial and supportive unit 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 plant biology, molecular biology, ecology, 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 state-of-the-art greenhouses and growth chambers (, core genomics and proteomics facilities (, a high-performance computing center (, and several field stations. Transdisciplinary research is a critical element in the strategic plan of Oklahoma State University to leverage its      status as a Carnegie Tier 1 institution. As a U.S. Land Grant university, OSU offers diverse opportunities for collaboration with faculty in agriculture, natural resources, physical sciences, engineering, and education.

Stillwater is well regarded as one of the friendliest college towns in America and offers an exceptionally high quality of life—a thriving college community with a low cost of living. Tulsa and Oklahoma City, two major metropolitan areas, offer numerous shopping, dining, and cultural activities within approximately 60 miles from Stillwater.

All applications should be submitted online through Interfolio ( Include 1) cover letter; 2) CV; 3) statement (no more than 3 pages) of research accomplishments and future objectives; 4) statement (no more than 3 pages) of teaching and mentoring philosophy and goals that should also address perspectives on understanding the challenges of, and improving the opportunities for, those from all populations; and 5) names and contact information for three references. The Department of Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution is committed to cultivating a welcoming and supportive community for all scholars ( Candidates from groups historically excluded and underrepresented in science and academia are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin October 30 and continue until the position is filled, contingent upon availability of funding. Contact information: Destiny Goree,, 405-744-5559.

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.  For more information, visit

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