Biochemistry, Botany, Genetics, Genomics, Metabolism, Molecular Biology, Systems Biology, Other
The Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater (http://plantbio.okstate.edu) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin August 2019. The ideal candidate will address fundamental questions in biology with research interests in plant secondary metabolism (broadly defined), including specialties such as biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and/or ethnobotany of plant secondary metabolites, or other related fields. The position will complement departmental strengths in cell and molecular biology, genetics, evolutionary biology, and ecology, and help support the newly created pre-pharmacy and pre-forensics options in the plant biology major. The successful candidate is expected to build an innovative, externally-funded research program, and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring. A Ph.D. in plant biology or related fields is required; postdoctoral experience is expected. All applications should be submitted online through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/54165). Include 1) cover letter, 2) CV, 3) statements of research accomplishments and future objectives, 4) teaching philosophy and goals, and 5) at least three letters of recommendation, to be uploaded through Interfolio. Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until position is filled, contingent upon availability of funding. Contact information: Destiny Goree, firstname.lastname@example.org, 405-744-5559.
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About Oklahoma State University
The Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution consists of eight collaborative faculty focusing on plant systems from the molecule to the ecosystem. Our externally funded research programs are supported by state-of-the-art core facilities for NGS of DNA and RNA, protein mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, light and electron microscopy, and biophysical studies.
Oklahoma State University is Oklahoma’s land grant research university, with a system-wide student population exceeding 38,000, of whom more than 23,000 are enrolled at its main campus in Stillwater. The University offers 91 programs of study leading to a bachelor’s degree, 70 master’s degree programs, and 46 doctoral degree programs. OSU’s main campus in Stillwater (pop. ~50,000) is equidistant to both the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metropolitan areas, and offers a range of large city amenities while maintaining the charm of a smaller community. Stillwater offers affordable housing and excellent schools, and has been ranked as one of America’s safest cities.