Assistant/Associate Professor - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Internal Number: 132933
Internal Job Number: P06535UF
OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for a full-time 1.0 FTE, 9-month, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology tenure-track assistant or associate professor. The person in this position is assigned to work at OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon, with an expected start date of September 2023. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.
The appointee must be committed to recruiting, teaching, and inspiring students who are historically underrepresented in STEM. To improve student success, the appointee must have a thorough grasp of the chemistry of life, so that they are able to deliver accurate and engaging instruction in our general biochemistry courses for non-majors and our advanced biochemistry courses for majors. The successful candidate should be able to refine coursework, execute effective modern pedagogy, conduct sound assessments of learning, and cultivate a culture of engaged learners. The courses taught by the appointee will include Macromolecular Structure, Advanced Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology Laboratory, Biochemistry 1: Structure and Function, Biochemistry 2: Metabolism, Biochemistry 3: Genetic Biochemistry, or Applied Bioinformatics, depending on the candidate's expertise.
The appointee must have demonstrated success in conducting research in the area of biochemistry, molecular genetics, or bioinformatics/computational biology. The ideal candidate will present a creative and feasible strategy for establishing a world-class research program in an undergraduate-centered environment.
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 (https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/strategic-plan) articulates the strategies we believe critical to advancing research, scholarship, and innovation, providing transformative and accessible education, and building diversity, equity, and inclusion into all facets of our mission to achieve significant impact in Oregon and beyond.
OSU-Cascades, located in Bend, Oregon, is a branch campus of Oregon State University. Established in 2001, the university currently enrolls more than 1,200 students in bachelor's and master's degree programs. The campus expanded to a four-year university in 2015 and opened its new campus in 2016. The branch campus has ambitious enrollment goals to reach 3,000 to 5,000 students by 2030. OSU-Cascades is engaged in building a culturally diverse and community-centric educational environment.
Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions), demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom Extension, or other setting, and develop a research program in the academic discipline/unit.
PhD (or foreign equivalent) in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field by the date of appointment.
Demonstrated research expertise and a record of scholarly success in the fields of biochemistry/ molecular biology.
Demonstrated ability to effectively teach at the undergraduate level.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, justice, and inclusivity.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary will commensurate with skills, education, and experience.
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 offic...es, 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.