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Assistant Professor of Biology

The Natural Sciences Department at Oregon Tech seeks applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology

Job Description: 

The Natural Sciences Department at Oregon Institute of Technology seeks applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, to start in September 2023. The position focuses on excellent instruction, research with undergraduate, graduate students, and service.

The Natural Sciences department teaches biology, chemistry and physics to undergraduate students in a variety of allied health and engineering majors and has interdisciplinary Biology-Health Sciences and Environmental Science programs within our own department. The successful candidate will teach general education courses such as Human Anatomy & Physiology for students in Allied Health and other courses in their area of expertise.

In recent years, our department has been providing more undergraduate research project experiences and experiencing more demand for those opportunities from our students and the graduate programs that many of them continue to after graduation. This faculty member will support active undergraduate and graduate research projects, particularly for our Biology-Health Sciences students, many of whom are also in the Oregon Tech Honors Program. The area of research is flexible, depending on the interests and expertise of the faculty member.

Departmental service will include academic advising within our pre-medical Biology-Health Sciences major. Institutional service may include serving on university or department committees and engaging in regional outreach with high schools and community colleges.

Applicants must have good communication skills, a strong commitment to supporting student success, and dedication to high-quality undergraduate instruction. As a faculty member, they will collaborate productively with colleagues in the anatomy & physiology group, the Biology-Health Sciences program, the Natural Sciences department and the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program to support continuous program assessment and improvement.

This position will be at Oregon Tech’s Klamath Falls campus, located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in southern Oregon. Klamath Falls is widely recognized for its remarkable mountain and lake scenery, including Crater Lake National Park and year-round outdoor recreation opportunities.

Department Information:

The Natural Sciences Department at Oregon Institute of Technology, a public polytechnic university,
houses interdisciplinary undergraduate degree programs in Biology Health-Sciences and Environmental Sciences, as well as minors and general education courses in applied physics, biology, chemistry, and sustainability.

The department is located on two campuses: the main Oregon Tech campus in Klamath Falls, OR and a satellite campus in the Portland-Metro area, with significant online course offerings as well. Oregon Tech is the only accredited public polytechnic university in the Pacific Northwest, is one of the top public regional universities in the western US and is consistently ranked among the top public universities in the nation for undergraduate degrees in allied health and engineering.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience
  • Ability to collaborate productively with other faculty and ability to support continuous program assessment and improvement
  • Research experience
  • Experience in kinesiology, exercise physiology or physical therapy

Qualification Requirements:

  • Ph.D., DPT or doctoral degree in a biology or other science-related field
  • Candidate must have potential to develop student research projects and commit to scholarly growth

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Initial review of applications will begin on February 8, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted after the initial review date until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. Therefore, at the discretion of the University, materials received after the initial review date may not receive full consideration.

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Then, upload the following elements to your application:

  1. A brief cover letter outlining qualifications specific to this position
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A brief statement of your teaching philosophy
  4. A brief description of potential research projects that could involve undergraduates
  5. A brief statement on how you view/promote diversity (please upload in the “other document” section of required documents)
  6. A list of three professional references

AA/EEO Statement:
Oregon Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring, or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law.

Oregon Tech is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Human Resources.

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