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Instructor

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To ensure full consideration, complete application must be received by December 1, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or position is filled. The closing date is submit to change without notice to applicants. When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: 1) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position 2) A resume/curriculum vita 3) A statement of teaching philosophy 4) A statement (up to one-page in length) outlining how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative and diverse community. You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process. For additional information please contact Paula Christie at 541-737-1681 or via email at Paula.Christie@Oregonstate.edu OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Letters of Reference are required for this position. When applying, you will be asked to provide the email address and telephone number for 3 referees who will be sent a secure quicklink that will allow them to upload the requested letters of reference on your behalf. 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. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.

Position Details

Position Information

Department Chemistry (SCH)
Position Title Instructor
Job Title Instructor
Appointment Type Academic Teaching/Research Faculty
Job Location Corvallis
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 12
Faculty Status Regular
Tenure Status Fixed-Term
Pay Method Salary
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Position Summary

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Instructor position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.

The appointee in this position administers and teaches general chemistry both as an on-campus and as an on-line course. The position may also provide opportunities to instruct upper division chemistry lecture/laboratory courses.

The department of chemistry serves a central role to the educational, research and outreach missions of the University delivering over 50,000 student credit hours of instructions each year while maintaining a vibrant graduate program with over 100 Ph. D. students. The department conducts cutting-edge research and scholarly activities focused on all areas of chemistry important to biology, materials and the environment – including analytical, biological, bio-organic, environmental, materials nuclear and physical chemistry. This dynamic setting ideally suited for nurturing and supporting instructional faculty in their efforts to support the department’s educational mission which impacts over 4000 students each year.

The College of Science provides a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. The College embraces instruction and research in disciplines ranging from the physical to the biological sciences, that are based on unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. The College of Science is committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow.

Position Duties

90% Instruction:
Primarily teach general chemistry, both classroom and on-line versions. This position may also provide opportunities to instruct upper division chemistry lecture/laboratory courses. Present lecture/laboratory and other course materials to students, administer and grade student assignment and maintain student records. Communicate with student outside of class about course material, answer questions regarding course, and assign final grades. Assign work to graduate teaching assistants. This position will contribute to curricular development in general chemistry. Duties also involve course assessment and implementation of best practices as part of the departmental assessment process.

10% Service to the department, college and university:
Serve on departmental and other committees as assigned in consultation with the Department Head. Service to the chemical profession is encouraged.

Minimum/Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Chemistry or closely related field.

Experience teaching Chemistry (in classroom, on-line, or laboratory).

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Ability to communicate effectively in person and electronically.

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 in Chemistry or allied field.

Demonstrated ability to successfully manage large-enrollment classes.

Experience with lecture or laboratory curriculum development.

Experience with active learning instructional strategies.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

Access to Chemistry Stores and any chemicals used during instruction/lectures.

This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P01632UF
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 03/01/0018
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 09/27/2017
Full Consideration Date 12/01/2017
Closing Date 03/01/2018
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, complete application must be received by December 1, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or position is filled. The closing date is submit to change without notice to applicants.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position

2) A resume/curriculum vita

3) A statement of teaching philosophy

4) A statement (up to one-page in length) outlining how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative and diverse community.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact Paula Christie at 541-737-1681 or via email at Paula.Christie@Oregonstate.edu

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Letters of Reference are required for this position. When applying, you will be asked to provide the email address and telephone number for 3 referees who will be sent a secure quicklink that will allow them to upload the requested letters of reference on your behalf.

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. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Statement of Teaching
  3. Diversity Statement
  4. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents