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Instructor Pool - 2024/2025: Biology



Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Position Information
Department Acad Prog / Student Aff (LCB)
Position Title Instructor
Job Title Instructor Pool - 2024/2025: Biology
Appointment Type Academic Faculty
Job Location Bend
Benefits Eligible Dependent: Hours Worked/Duration
Remote or Hybrid option?
Job 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 2024-2025 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. The position will be dedicated to the instruction, organization and development of both Biology Majors and Non-majors laboratories. If hired into a term appointment, the anticipated start date(s) are September 16, 2024, December 16, 2024 or March 16, 2025.

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. OSU-Cascades is engaged in building a culturally diverse and community-centric educational environment.
Why OSU?
Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.


Top 1.4% university in the world
More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
217k+ alumni worldwide
For more interesting facts about OSU visit: https://oregonstate.edu/about


Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
Retirement savings paid by the university.
A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.
Key Responsibilities
95% 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.

Activities directly related to the education and curricular achievement of students through instruction, assessment and the curation of the program’s student learning outcomes.Teach undergraduate credit courses as assigned. This includes (if applicable) in-class activities, associated laboratory and/or field experiences, class administration, and holding regular office hours, in keeping with the highest professional standards for instruction.

Develop curriculum and/or revise courses aimed at improving student success.

Demonstrate sustained commitment to creating and maintaining an inclusive learning environment for all students.

Provide students with the tools and knowledge to achieve course student learning outcomes.

Evaluation and purchase of suitable laboratory course materials in cooperation with academic leadership.

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.
What You Will Need
Master’s degree in one of the fields listed (or a related field) is a requirement: Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Botany, Anatomy and Physiology, or Molecular Biology.

Demonstrated successful independent university level instructional experience, including curriculum development in Biology courses.

Knowledge of laboratory safety and appropriate use of facilities.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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 University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
What We Would Like You to Have
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.

Minimum of three years of demonstrated successful independent university level instructional experience, including curriculum development in foundational Biology courses.

Minimum of three years of demonstrated successful instruction of introductory undergraduate Biology lecture and laboratory courses.
Working Conditions / Work Schedule
Work schedule may vary depending upon student needs and engagement in campus and/or program activities.
Pay Method Salary
Pay Period 1st through the last day of the month
Pay Date Last working day of the month
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range Salary is commensurate with skills, education, and experience.
Link to Position Description
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number P08254UF
Number of Vacancies varies
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2024
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 07/08/2024
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 06/15/2025
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications will be reviewed and considered as opportunities arise throughout the 2024/2025 academic year.

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

1) A resume/CV; and

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

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:

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.

OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

OSU is a fair chance employer committed to inclusive hiring. We encourage applications from candidates who bring a wide range of lived experience including involvement with the justice system. This job has “critical or security-sensitive” responsibilities. If you are selected as a finalist, your initial job offer will be contingent upon the results of a job-related pre-employment check (such as a background check, motor vehicle history check, sexual misconduct reference check, etc.). Background check results do not automatically disqualify a candidate. Take a look at our Background Checks website including the for candidates section for more details. If you have questions or concerns about the pre-employment check, please contact OSU’s Employee and Labor Relations team at employee.relations@oregonstate.edu.