The Department of Integrative Biology comprises 24 faculty, numerous active adjunct and emeritus members, 66 graduate students, and nearly 900 undergraduates majoring in biology, zoology, and physiology. Faculty members actively collaborate on three main research themes: ecology, evolution, and environmental stress. Our research is supported by external grants, and the successful applicant will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program. Teaching loads generally include one graduate or undergraduate course per semester.
Oklahoma State University is a Carnegie Tier 1 research university with excellent facilities for research and instruction, including a high-performance computing center. Because of its mid-continent location that spans a broad expanse of habitats, from deciduous forest to semi-arid grasslands, Oklahoma offers a rich tapestry of prairie and forest ecosystems that support an exceptional level of biodiversity.
The University is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, which rightfully has earned the reputation of being the friendliest college town in America. The town offers an exceptionally high quality of life—a thriving college community with a low cost of living, and a local airport served by several daily commercial flights. Not far away, two major metropolitan areas (Tulsa and Oklahoma City) offer numerous trendy shopping, dining, and cultural activities.