Instructor Pool - 2014/2015

Adair Village, Benton County / Corvallis, Benton County
Jun 05, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

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 full/part-time (Varied FTE), fixed-term, Instructors to teach on a term by term basis for the 2014-2015 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 may require 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: 06-04-2014

For Full Consideration Date:

Closing Date: 06-01-2015

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range:

Posting Number: 0012499

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