Instructor Pool - 2013/2014

Adair Village, Benton County / Corvallis, Benton County
Apr 04, 2014

Appointment Type: Academic Teaching/Research Faculty

Department: Physics 252100 SPH

Position Summary: The Department of Physics invites applications for one or more fixed-term, non-tenure-track full/part-time Instructor positions to teach on a term-by-term basis for the 2013-2014 academic year. Some of these appointments may be reviewed for renewal or transition to an instructional position on an annual basis at the discretion of the Department Chair.

The primary mission of the Department of Physics is to provide undergraduate and graduate education, and conduct basic and applied research. The department offers Doctoral and Master degrees in Physics, and Bachelor degrees in Physics, Engineering Physics and Computational Physics. A Physics Education degree is offered through the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program. There are research programs in optics, condensed matter, subatomic physics and computational physics, as well as development programs in Physics Education. The department has 15 faculty members, approximately 100 majors, and 35 graduate students.

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 in 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: 100% Instruction

Instructors may be needed to teach 1-4 on-campus undergraduate courses in General Physics, General Physics with Calculus, and Astronomy.

Holds regular office hours to assist students with coursework and answer questions regarding curriculum.

Position Duties (continued):

Working Conditions/Work Schedule:

Minimum/Required Qualifications: Masters degree in Physics or a closely related discipline appropriate to the field of teaching/instructional tasks.

Teaching experience at the college and/or university level.

Experience with modern pedagogical techniques.

An evident commitment to educational equity.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related discipline appropriate to the field of teaching/instructional tasks.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only):

Posting Date: 04-24-2013

For Full Consideration Date: 08-15-2013

Closing Date: 06-15-2014

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration to teach Fall 2013, your application must be received by 08/15/2013.

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

1) Resume/CV that includes the names of three (3) professional references, their names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers. If you prefer to attach your professional reference information separate from your vita/resume, you may attach it under "Other Document."

2) Cover letter indicating how your experience, qualifications and interests have prepared you to teach at the university level in this discipline.

For additional information regarding this posting, please contact Paula Christie at 541-737-1681 or email at

Applications will be considered throughout the 2013-2014 academic year.

Oregon State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Posting Number: 0010590

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