Department:Clark Honors College Rank:Instructor Annual Basis:9 Month
Review of Applications Begins April 16, 2019; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Along with your online application, please upload:
1. Current CV; 2. Cover letter; 3. Teaching portfolio that includes syllabi and example course materials; 4. Copies of student and peer teaching evaluations; and 5. Responses to the following supplemental questions: • How would your teaching fit into a liberal arts curriculum as taught in the Clark Honors College? • How will your teaching contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion?
The application form allows a limited number of uploads; please combine documents as needed.
Department Summary The Robert D. Clark Honors College (CHC) offers humanities, social science, and natural science courses to over 850 academically motivated undergraduates, essentially providing the experience of a small liberal arts college within the greater University of Oregon. The CHC is ranked among the top 10 public university honors colleges in the nation and provides a comprehensive core education curriculum to high-performing students from all majors across campus. Classes are capped at 19 or fewer students and limited to those enrolled in the CHC. Teaching is discipline-based but interdisciplinary in scope and offers a unique opportunity for pedagogical experimentation.
Position Summary The standard course load for Career NTTF faculty is 7 courses, or 2 courses per term; however, it is customary to reduce it to six given added service. The CHC Associate Dean for Faculty and the successful applicant will mutually agree on the course load and service prior to the start of each academic year. Courses will be taught in the Clark Honors College, in small classes with enrollment capped at 19 students. All teaching positions in the Clark Honors College require student advising, departmental service, and participation in curriculum design and assessment. All faculty are expected to assist undergraduates during the thesis process, and actively participate in students’ thesis committees. Courses will be a mix of 200- and 400-level, based on the instructional need of the Clark Honors College in a given year. We especially encourage applicants with experience and/or training in equity and inclusion in the classroom and with teaching students from a variety of majors, both science and non-science. Major administrative work is rarely assigned to Career NTTF, but if assigned, the FTE and expectations for the assignment will be negotiated between the Dean or designee and the Career NTTF faculty member.
This is a non-tenure-track, nine-month, renewable position at 1.0 FTE. Annual appointments are renewable for the first four years of employment, followed by a two-year renewal. Career Instructors are eligible for promotion to Senior Instructor after 18 terms of teaching.
Minimum Requirements • Ph.D. in biology or related natural science field. • Evidence of teaching excellence.
Professional Competencies • Inclusive, engaged, and research-led teaching at the college level. • Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds, including majors from across campus. • Ability to teach across disciplinary boundaries. • Curriculum planning and instructional design. • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff in an interdisciplinary work environment.
Preferred Qualifications • Previous experience teaching honors or liberal arts courses. • Experience teaching core education or introductory courses. • Experience with undergraduate advising. • Demonstrated commitment to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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