Instructor Pool - 2013/2014

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

Appointment Type: Academic Teaching/Research Faculty

Department: Fisheries and Wildlife 211600 AGD

Position Summary: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife invites applications for one or more fixed-term, non-tenure-track full/part-time Instructors 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 Head.

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is an academic unit that reports to the College of Agricultural Sciences. The Department is composed of approximately 300 staff - including faculty, research assistants, support staff, graduate students, temporary staff and undergraduate students.

The mission of the Department is to discover, integrate and disseminate knowledge about wildlife and fisheries resources, as well as ecosystems and human communities with which they interrelate. It accomplishes this through an interconnected program of 1) undergraduate and graduate education; 2) scholarly research; and 3) extended education.

Instructors may be needed to teach any of the regularly offered courses in the Fisheries and Wildlife Science undergraduate curriculum and occasional graduate courses. These courses may be on-campus courses or via Distance Education.

Extended education is accomplished by all faculty, but especially those in Cooperative Extension and Extension Sea Grant. Instructional programs in the department focus on the more than 600 undergraduate majors/ and more than 100 graduate majors in Fisheries & Wildlife Science.

Our Extended Education program (E-Campus) has approximately 45 courses, with approximately 2,200 students each year. Many of these courses are offered four times per academic year.

Position Duties: 85% Teach courses (classes will vary on a term-by-term basis) - some courses will include driving state and/or federal vehicles to sites for instruction in field research protocols.

5% Curriculum development - Review of current curriculum to update and develop new curriculum for either new offerings or to change curriculum of current courses to allow for distance education delivery.

5% Mentor students - Provide feedback to students taking distance ed courses on projects, course requirements, etc.

5% Supervision - Supervise a graduate teaching assistant for some courses, to include planning, assigning and approving work.

Position Duties (continued):

Working Conditions/Work Schedule:

Minimum/Required Qualifications: M.A./M.S. or higher in fisheries, wildlife, biological, environmental or related field; evident commitment to cultural diversity and educational equity.

Teaching experience at the college or university level.

Depending on courses taught, this position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq. .

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Evidence of teaching excellence, such as student, peer or mentor evaluations.

For distance education positions, experience with instruction of distance education courses.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only):

Posting Date: 05-15-2013

For Full Consideration Date:

Closing Date: 06-01-2014

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

Special Instructions to Applicants: When applying, you will be required to electronically upload the following documents:

1) A curriculum vita/resume including the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone contact numbers of at least three (3) professional references. If you prefer to attach your professional reference information separate from your vita/resume, you may upload as "Other Document".

2) Cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you to teach at the university level in this discipline; identify which discipline(s) you are qualified to teach.

If you choose to provide evidence of teaching excellence, such as student, peer or mentor evaluations, please upload as "Other Document 2".

Documents over 5 MB in size should be sent directly to:

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Oregon State University
104 Nash Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
fax 541-737-3590

For additional information, please contact W. Daniel Edge at
541-737-4531 or daniel.edge@oregonstate.edu.

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

Some finalists for this position will be required to drive a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.

OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Posting Number: 0010658

Quicklink for Posting: jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62143PI75221913