Oregon State: Instructor

Posted on April 2, 2024
Oregon State: Instructor
Position description:
The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Instructor position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.

This position focuses on undergraduate chemistry instruction and innovation in general chemistry lecture and labs, both on campus and online. Coordination and collaboration with other faculty members teaching the same course is expected. The faculty member will also contribute to department service activities. This is a renewable position and may be eligible for promotion upon achievement of the eligibility criteria and demonstration of a sustained record of exceptional achievement and evidence of professional growth and innovation in teaching and assigned duties.

The Department of Chemistry at OSU has a mission that includes instruction of approximately 225 undergraduate majors and 3000 non-majors each year.

The primary mission of the OSU Department of Chemistry is to provide a program of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral education in chemistry and to conduct research and scholarly activities focused on areas of chemistry important to human health, materials and the environment. The department offers BS, MS and PhD degrees in Chemistry and has a rapidly growing student body, including 200 undergraduate majors. 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. 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. Our Strategic Plan articulates the strategies we believe critical to advancing and equalizing student success.
90% Teaching, Advising, and Other Assignments:
This is a typical breakdown of tasks, however, faculty focus and percentages may vary. Faculty are expected to teach the equivalent of 8 courses (9-month appointment), or 10 courses (12-month appointment).
  • 70% Teach assigned courses:
      • Prepare and deliver course, interact with students, supervise TAs, grade HW and assessments, develop and maintain the course website, hold regular office hours, curricular development, incorporate content connecting to societal impact.


  • 10% Advise or mentor students with focus on career preparation and success:
  • 10% Scholarship and professional development: may include the following:
    • Lead or participate in seminars, workshops and other training events
    • Serve and actively engage on student committees
    • Develop or contribute to instructional materials or resources
    • Publish/disseminate work on evidence-based instruction in the department, OSU or broader community

10% Service: May include the following:
  • Participate on departmental, college and university committees
  • Outreach
  • Professional service activities such as
    • Committee or leadership role in professional associations/societies
    • Serve on research, advisory or review panels
    • Review journal manuscripts, research proposals or external course materials
    • Organize or chair conferences or conference sessions
required qualifications:
  • M.S. in Chemistry or an allied discipline.
  • Evidence of knowledge of a broad range of general chemistry.
  • Demonstrated achievement in or significant potential for teaching excellence.
  • Evidence of or significant potential for working effectively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Tolerance for diverse ideas within the academy, including those different from one’s own.
  • Commitment to free inquiry based on evidence and criticism.
desired qualifications:
  • Ph. D. in Chemistry or an allied discipline.
  • Experience as an instructor for in-person and/or online courses.
  • Experience with curriculum development
equal employment statement:

Oregon State University is committed to diversity, multiculturalism, and community. The ADIEFA will use the college’s Community Agreements for Real Engagement (CARE) as a basis for community conversations and engagement. This position will ensure that all people have equal employment opportunities and equal program participation opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, and disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status—as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Apply: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/152108