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Assistant/Associate Professor in Botany/Plant Ecology

Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Durant, Oklahoma
based on salary card
Posted Date
Aug 30, 2023

Job Details

Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the area of Botany at the Assistant/Associate Professor level.  The candidate will be expected to teach General Botany, Introductory Biology, and additional botany classes in your specialty. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in forest ecology, range management, fire ecology, and related topics.  Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Botany or a related discipline from an accredited university.  ABD applicants may be considered but must demonstrate the ability to have the degree conferred before the anticipated start date. 



The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in undergraduate education.  Teaching experience at the college level is preferred.  Candidates should be able to show potential for engaging in a research program, with an emphasis on the inclusion of undergraduates.  The ability to further develop the Botany Program, to include additional course development and student recruitment, is preferred.  Additional preferred qualifications include experiences or willingness to maintain an existing herbarium, teach online and/or hybrid courses, and potentially teach summers.  This position also provides the potential for international collaboration.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The start date preference is January 1, 2024 with the possibility of starting August 1, 2024.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. 


Southeastern Oklahoma State University, founded in 1909 as a teacher college, continues the strong tradition of producing outstanding educators for southeast Oklahoma and north Texas.  Student enrollment on the campus(s) is approximately 5,500 and the campus is situated in rural Oklahoma.  The main campus is located in Durant, Oklahoma, which is 80 miles north of Dallas, Texas, and 150 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. The community is close to Lake Texoma and the Choctaw Casino Resort. Southeastern Oklahoma State University continues to be among the nation’s most affordable universities according to the U. S. News & World Report’s America’s Best colleges. The Department of Biological Sciences offers Bachelor’s degrees in: Biology (with focus areas in Health Sciences, Botany, and Zoology), and Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. Currently, we also offer one graduate program (Master of Technology-Biology) and are part of the Curriculum & Instruction online Master’s Program under the Science emphasis.

Southeastern offers a comprehensive benefits package including university paid health, vision, life insurance, long term disability, retirement contributions to Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System, as well as a tuition waiver for employees and spouse/dependents who wish to enroll at Southeastern. In addition to the SE paid benefits, there are many voluntary products available to employees such as 403(b), Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account, dental, short term disability, dependent life insurance and a variety of ancillary benefits.

Employment is contingent upon the results of a national criminal and sex offender background check. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. SE participates in E-Verify.  Applicants need to submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of a how he/she will incorporate their research into our undergraduate teaching university, and unofficial transcripts or e-copies from each institution of higher education attended.

SE is an AA/EEO employer committed to multicultural diversity.


Notice to applicants:


If selected, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution will be required upon date of hire.

It is Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s policy that all newly hired employees must provide an original social security card during the hiring process.  Failure to provide an original social security card will delay the hiring process and ability to begin employment.


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Institutional Mission

Southeastern Oklahoma State University provides an environment of academic excellence that enables students to reach their highest potential. By having personal access to excellent teaching, challenging academic programs, and extracurricular experiences, students will develop skills and habits that promote values for career preparation, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning.

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