Biology Instructor Pool Academic Year 19/20

Oregon, United States
03 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Jun 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Appointment Type     Academic Teaching/Research Faculty
Job Location     Bend
Position Appointment Percent     Varies
Appointment Basis     9
Faculty Status     Regular
Tenure Status     Fixed-Term
Pay Method     Salary
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range     Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Position Summary     

OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for one or more fixed-term, non-tenure-track full or part-time Instructor positions to teach on a term by term basis for the 2019-2020 academic year. The intention of this pool is to collect applications for current or future opportunities and does not necessarily imply a position is available at this time. Some of these appointments may be reviewed for renewal or transition to an instructional position on an annual basis at the discretion of the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Instructors may be needed to teach on campus undergraduate courses in the following area(s): Biology. If hired into a term appointment, the anticipated start date(s) are September 16, 2019, December 16, 2019 or March 16, 2020.

The primary mission of the Biology Program is to provide undergraduate level education and the curriculum encompasses most standard fields of the discipline. This position is designed to foster critical thinking, advance student’s knowledge and skills through the teaching of various discipline/courses. The incumbent(s) are expected to provide an intellectual foundation for students concerning the discipline. The courses serve students in degree programs.

OSU-Cascades, located in Bend, Oregon is a branch campus of Oregon State University. Established in 2001, the university currently enrolls more than 1,100 students in bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The campus expanded to a four-year university in 2015, and opened its new campus in 2016. The branch campus has ambitious enrollment goals to reach 3,000 to 5,000 students by 2025. OSU-Cascades is engaged in building a culturally diverse and community-centric educational environment.

Position Duties     


  • Administer and teach course(s) term-by-term in one or more of these disciplines:
  • Natural Sciences, Biology and Chemistry
  • Complete course assessment processes and continuously improve teaching effectiveness.

5% – Participate in advising and mentoring students:

  • Advise students, be available for regular office hours, complete record-keeping and minor administrative tasks, including assignment of grades.

Minimum/Required Qualifications     

  • Master’s degree in one of the fields listed (or a related field) is a requirement: Natural Sciences, Biology, Microbiology.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications     

  • PhD or terminal degree in one of the fields listed above (or a closely related field).
  • Teaching experience at the college or university level, a strong commitment to undergraduate education and equity, and service to students.
  • Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule     

Work schedule may vary depending upon student needs and engagement in campus and/or program activities.

This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities.     


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