The Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater seeks a tenure-track faculty member at open rank to begin August 2023. The ideal candidate will address fundamental questions in Plant Ecology; those who work at the population level or study physiology, population genetics, or interactions with other kinds of organisms (e.g., animals, fungi) are especially encouraged to apply.

The position will complement departmental strengths in evolutionary biology, ecology, and cell and molecular biology. 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.

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. With a location in the ecotone between temperate deciduous forest and Great Plains grassland, OSU is ideally located to access a broad spectrum of ecoregions and remarkable biodiversity, including at the Department’s James K. McPherson Preserve. 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. 


A Ph.D. in ecology, evolution, plant biology, or a related field is required; postdoctoral experience is expected for hiring as an Assistant Professor with additional experience required as appropriate for hiring at higher ranks. 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.

Application Instructions

All applications should be submitted onlineInclude 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, Candidates from groups historically excluded and underrepresented in science and academia are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin October 28, 2022 and continue until position is filled, contingent upon availability of funding. Contact information: Destiny Goree,, 405-744-5559.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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. 

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