Adair Village, Benton County / Corvallis, Benton County
Apr 16, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Appointment Type: Academic Teaching/Research Faculty

Department: Zoology 252400 SZO

Position Summary: The Department of Integrative Biology invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Instructor position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.

This position is responsible for working with the department to develop a new 200-level Human Anatomy and Physiology lecture and lab series. This position also administers and teaches large-enrollment, undergraduate lecture courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology, while supervising graduate student teaching assistants of the laboratory courses that accompany the lecture series. Courses are taught over the fall, winter, and spring terms.

The Department of Integrative Biology plays a central role in the core missions of the College of Science. The department is home to the Biology and Zoology undergraduate majors and offers baccalaureate core course offerings that reach every undergraduate major at OSU. The department has world-class faculty with research expertise focused at the level of organisms, populations and communities. The graduate program is internationally recognized in the areas of conservation biology, evolutionary biology and marine biology.

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, mathematical, statistical sciences to the life 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: 90% Instruction

Develop and teach BI231, BI232, BI233 Human Anatomy and Physiology lecture courses, and develop and supervise the BI241, BI242, BI243 Human Anatomy and Physiology laboratory series.

Present lectures and other course materials to students, administers and grades student assignments, and maintains student records.

Communicate with students outside of class regarding course material, answer questions regarding courses, and assign final grades.

Supervise 10-12 graduate teaching assistants who are assigned to assist with laboratory courses.

10% Service to department, college, or university

Serve on departmental and other committees as assigned in consultation with the Department Head.

Position Duties (continued):

Working Conditions/Work Schedule:

Minimum/Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Biological Sciences or a related field.

Teaching experience at the college or university level.

Evident commitment to educational excellence and enhancing intellectual diversity.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: PhD in Biological Sciences or a related field.

Experience in cadaver-based, vertebrate anatomy, and physiology laboratory courses.

Experience supervising graduate teaching assistants in a large laboratory.

Demonstrates a serious commitment to undergraduate education and incorporation of evidence-based pedagogical instruction, including the use of cadavers.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only):

Posting Date: 04-15-2014

For Full Consideration Date: 05-08-2014

Closing Date: 06-09-2014

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

Special Instructions to Applicants: In order to receive full consideration for this position, your application must be received by May 8, 2014.

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

1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as 'Other Document' if not included with your resume/vitae).

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

For additional information please contact: Tara Bevandich at or 541-737-5336.

OSU is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, OSU values diversity in our faculty and staff regardless of their self-identity; to that end, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Posting Number: 0012257

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