The Department of Microbiology invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Instructor position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
This instructor position would join several instructors already in the Department of Microbiology. The position has primary responsibility for (a) delivering instruction in a range of courses in the field of microbiology and disease, with major emphasis on classes for students interested in a career in the health professions, and (b) providing academic advising to students. Courses will be delivered in a variety of formats, including lecture, laboratory, distance and experiential learning. Instruction and advising will be delivered with a commitment to providing equal learning opportunities to students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Instructor/Advisors in the Department of Microbiology contribute to the continued innovation of the department’s undergraduate curricula and academic programs and participate in faculty governance.
The Department of Microbiology delivers two majors through the College of Science (COS): Microbiology and BioHealth Sciences. The current enrollments in these majors are about 160 and 740. About 35 students enrolled in the Microbiology Graduate Program participate in instruction of laboratory courses as Graduate Teaching Assistants. Microbiology students obtain strong laboratory skills, and graduates are employed in industrial or medical laboratory positions, or continue to graduate school or health profession schools. BioHealth Science students typically pursue careers in some aspect of healthcare, or continue to health profession schools.
The Microbiology faculty consists of 15 research professors and 4 instructors. Research interests encompass studies in the biology and pathogenesis of bacteria and viruses, microbial ecology and evolution, bioinformatics, microbial interactions, and environmental microbiology. For more information on Microbiology at Oregon State University see: http://microbiology.science.oregonstate.edu/.
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