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companyDepartment of Integrative Biology
locationWashington, DC 20037, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/23/2023

The Department of Integrative Biology 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 person is expected to develop and teach both on-campus and Ecampus (online) the following courses 1) BI 198 Professional Development I: Biology and Zoology, 2) BI 298 Professional Development II, 3) BI 319 Theory, Practice and Discourse in Life Sciences (Writing Intensive Course) and other biology courses as assigned. Additional duties will include coordination and instruction of BI 410: Internship experiential credit and development of experiential opportunities (internship, research and others) for students in Integrative Biology in collaboration with the Coordinator for Undergraduate Success and Engagement. This position will reside in the Department of Integrative Biology (100%).

Instructional faculty in the College of Science and the Department of Integrative Biology are expected to develop effectiveness in teaching, demonstrate achievement in scholarship and creative activity as it pertains to their teaching and training, and maintain an appropriate balance of institutional and professional service. This position supports the department’s missions in biological research and scholarship, general education in biology and zoology for undergraduate and graduate degrees in biology, and service to the public and the local, national, and international professional communities.

The Integrative Biology Department has teaching responsibilities in nearly every undergraduate major at OSU, and an important role to play in enhancing student success. Thus, we are particularly interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, and experience collaborating with, advocating for, and mentoring people of diverse backgrounds. The department is committed to fostering an open and inclusive environment in which to learn and work, enhancing the diversity and equity of the university community, and improving access to higher education for underrepresented students. More information about the department is available at

As a leader in online education, Oregon State University Ecampus engages in innovative and creative partnerships to provide access to exceptional learning experiences that transform the lives of students in Oregon and around the world. OSU Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation’s best providers of online education based on rigorous criteria including academic quality, student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student support and student satisfaction. In January 2019, OSU’s online bachelor’s programs were ranked No. 3 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, making it Ecampus’ fifth straight year in the top 10. Ecampus delivers more than 25 undergraduate degrees, 30 graduate programs, 25 minor and certificate programs, and language and culture classes in nearly 10 foreign languages. For more information, visit

Approximately 26,500 undergraduate and 5,400 graduate students are enrolled at OSU, with US students of color, first generation college students, and international students representing 25%, 23%, and 12% of the student population, respectively. The university has an institution-wide commitment to inclusive excellence, recognizing that success in all our endeavors is dependent on, and directly tied to, equitable access to opportunities and how we value, engage, and include the rich diversity within our community. There is an expectation that employees will support and model these shared fundamental values. OSU’s commitment to student success includes hiring, retaining, and supporting diverse faculty to mentor and educate our undergraduate and graduate students from entry through graduation. This commitment is reflected in OSU’s membership in the University Innovation Alliance, a national network of 11 public universities with a shared mission of increasing graduation rates across the socioeconomic spectrum. In 2017, the Brookings Institution ranked OSU as a national leader in access to higher education, based on a combination of extending social mobility to students from underrepresented backgrounds and university research output. For more information, visit and

Oregon State University is one of only two American universities to hold the Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Sun Grant designation and is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive university. OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 57,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, and the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges are all within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis.

Teaching, Advising and Other Assigned Duties (95%)

  • Teach undergraduate courses (both on-line and in person) in professional development and writing and other biology courses as appropriate.
  • Coordinate and instruct BI410 Internship experiential credits.
  • Develop experiential opportunities (internship, research and others) for students in Integrative Biology in collaboration with the Coordinator for Undergraduate Success and Engagement.
  • Stay current in appropriate disciplines to continually develop and improve course content.
  • Supervise, evaluate, and guide teaching assistants. (as appropriate).
  • Participate in course and degree assessment and curricular and instructional development.
  • Participate on M.S. and/or Ph.D. graduate committees.
  • Mentor and support students in research projects, internships, or seminars and in the writing and publication of their results.
  • Advise and support students in their academic programs, research, and career directions as assigned.

Service (5%)

  • Service on departmental, college and/or university committees as assigned.
  • Attend faculty meetings and fully participate in departmental activities and faculty governance.
  • Service to the profession such as refereeing, editing, committee work, organizing conferences, and similar activities.
  • Service to the public through science presentation or outreach programs as appropriate.
  • Maintain an appropriate balance between service to the institution and to the profession.
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