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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon
 
 
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Date Posted 09/22/2021
Category
Faculty-Engineering-Other Engineering
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Details


Department Biochem / Biophysics (SBB)
Position Title Assistant Professor
Job Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Appointment Type Academic Teaching/Research Faculty
Job Location Corvallis
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 9
Faculty Status Regular
Tenure Status Tenure Track (Annual)
Pay Method Salary
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range Salary is commensurate with training, education, and experience.
Position Summary
The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 9-month, tenure-track (annual) Assistant/Associate/Full Professor position.
The department seeks applicants with research and teaching interests that fit broadly within the areas of neuroscience, genetics, or cell biology. The preferred area of research will be thematic with departmental interests in molecular biology, biochemistry, and structural biology.
The primary mission of the OSU Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics is to provide a program of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral education in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, and to conduct research and scholarly activities focused on areas important to human health and revealing how life works. The department offers BS degrees in Biochemistry & Biophysics and in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, MS and PhD degrees in Biochemistry & Biophysics, and has a rapidly growing student body of about 400 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 on unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. The College of Science is committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow. The College of Science is an essential partner for three of the university’s world-class research centers, namely the Linus Pauling Institute, the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and the Center for Quantitative Life Sciences. Oregon State University’s commitment to student success includes hiring, retaining, and developing diverse faculty to mentor and educate our undergraduate and graduate students. Our Strategic Plan articulates the strategies we believe critical to advancing and equalizing student success.
Position Duties
50% Research: 

This position will conduct research in the area of specialization in such a manner that attracts national and international recognition and establishes the employee’s reputation for scholarly excellence. Target areas of specialization are in the areas of molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, and structural biology with the goal of understanding the mechanisms of cellular processes. Topics of particular interest are neuroscience, infectious diseases, and structural biology. Activities are expected to include, but are not limited to, the following: mentoring students and postdoctoral associates in the execution of research; publishing research results in peer-reviewed literature; disseminating research results at scientific meetings and conferences; establishing and maintaining an extramurally funded research program; and complying with University regulatory policies concerning grants and research. 
40% Instruction: 

This position will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. The normal assignment corresponding to 40% commitment is 2.5 courses per academic year. A “course” is a 3 or 4-credit course that may be a lecture, a laboratory, or combination thereof. Other responsibilities include: course design, composition of the course syllabus, selection of text and other supporting materials, choice of topics and subject matter, fashioning presentations, creating assessment tools, overseeing graduate teaching assistants assigned to the course, and assigning grades. 
10% Service: 

Participation in Department, College and University committees and in peer review activities; promotion of the profession through outreach and in professional societies.
Minimum/Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in Biophysics, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology or an allied discipline.
 
Demonstrable ability or significant potential to conduct high quality scientific research and publish in top-tier peer-reviewed journals.
 
Evident ability to disseminate research findings via high-impact scientific publications and conference presentations.
 
Ability or significant potential for teaching excellence and commitment to student success that benefits the graduate and undergraduate programs of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the College of Science.
 
Ability or significant potential for mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars.
 
Ability or significant potential to establish an externally funded research program of high impact.
 
Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
 
Tolerance for diverse ideas including those different from one’s own.
 
Commitment to free and objective inquiry based on a culture of evidence and critique.
 
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
 
Successful candidates at the Associate and Full professor levels would include the demonstrable ability to:
(1) lead a successful, funded, high quality research program, 
(2) mentor undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars. 
(3) and teach and develop course material at the college level. 
Preferred (Special) Qualifications
Relevant postdoctoral experience in academia or industry. 
 
Teaching experience in neuroscience, cell biology or molecular/structural biology. 
 
Proficiency to obtain external research funding.
 
Demonstrable interest in interdisciplinary communication and collaboration, including the potential for engagement in synergistic interactions with other OSU investigators.
 
Evidence in outreach and engagement with members of the general public.
 
Topics of particular interest for this position are neuroscience, infectious diseases, and structural biology
Working Conditions / Work Schedule
This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No

Posting Number P04774UF
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2022
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 09/09/2021
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 10/15/2021
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
 
1) A resume/CV; and 
 
2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position
3) Diversity Statement
4) Statement of Research, Research Prospectus (maximum 15 pages) including a one-page executive summary
5) Statement of Teaching including teaching philosophy and instructional experience
 
You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.
 
For additional information please contact: Tony Reyna at Tony.Reyna@oregonstate.edu
 
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.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.
 
OSU is committed to the health of our local and global community. All employees and students are required to comply with the university’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Please visit https://covid.oregonstate.edu/ for additional information about OSU’s plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program.
 

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