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

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