The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term Instructor position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide undergraduate instruction and advising in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. The appointment provides opportunities for promotion and advancement. Courses will be delivered in a variety of formats, including both on-campus and online offerings. Instruction and advising will be delivered with a commitment to providing equal learning opportunities to students with diverse backgrounds. Instructors are also expected to contribute to curricular development and innovation in teaching of courses relevant to the department's undergraduate programs. Instructors participate in faculty governance and service to the department and institution, and are expected to pursue professional development opportunities.
The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics plays a key role in core missions of the School of Life Sciences and the College of Science. The department is home to two undergraduate majors: Biochemistry and Biophysics and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, both accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. In addition to the approximately 250 undergraduate majors, there are about 30 graduate students enrolled in the Ph.D. and Master’s programs. Faculty research areas include structural biology, enzymology, metabolic regulation, signal transduction, protein chemistry, development, gene expression, epigenetics, cell cycle control, and cell movement and adhesion. For more information on the Department, please visit http://biochem.science.oregonstate.edu
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.
Oregon State University’s commitment to student success includes hiring, retaining, and developing diverse faculty to mentor and educate our undergraduate and graduate students from entry through graduation. The university's Strategic Plan (http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/strategicplan/phase3) articulates the strategies we believe critical to advancing and equalizing student success. OSU has been ranked #2 in Best Online Colleges (www.bestcollegereviews.org/top/online-colleges/).
The mission of the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics is to teach and to pursue research in biochemistry, structural biology, cell biology, and biophysics. Teaching and training is provided at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels. The Department offers courses of study leading to BS, MS, and PhD degrees. The Department’s 16 faculty members and two instructors (12.7 FTE) teach Biochemistry and Biophysics courses, and participate in teaching Molecular and Cellular Biology Program courses and Biology Program courses, totaling about 7000 student credit hours of 300- and 400-level instruction. Service teaching for degrees outside the department is provided for students in the Colleges of Science, Agricultural Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Oceanography, and Liberal Arts. Research by Department faculty entails funding of over $3,000,000 per year from the federal government and various foundations. Department faculty and student participate in the activities of the Environmental Health Sciences Center, the Center for Gene Research and Biocomputing, and the Linus Pauling Institute.
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.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, ...natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.