Oregon State University-Cascades, in Bend, Oregon, invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), 9-month, fixed term Instructor rank faculty position in Outdoor Products. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.
The individual in this position will develop, implement and maintain an innovative Outdoor Products degree program offered at OSU-Cascades. The ideal candidate teaches, maintains currency, and performs service. This is a 9-month academic year position but ideally, the successful candidate will be able to begin employment during summer term 2017 on a summer session appointment.
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 (http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/strategicplan/phase3) articulates the strategies we believe critical to advancing and equalizing student success. As part of this commitment, OSU has established a hiring initiative designed to support these strategies.
Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and professional experience.
OSU-Cascades, located in Bend, Ore., is a branch campus of Oregon State University. Established in 2001, the university currently enrolls more than 1,100 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 2025. OSU-Cascades is engaged in building a culturally diverse and community-centric educational environment.
50% – Program Development and Community Engagement:
- Develop and establish a highly regarded Outdoor Products curriculum with strong ties to the profession and industry.
-Work with: 1) local and regional industry to establish program learning outcomes; 2) OSU foundation to establish a strong donor base; 3) industry stakeholders to identify internships, course projects, and employment opportunities; and 4) marketing and recruiting students.
30% Student related activities.
- Teach regular undergraduate credit courses as assigned. This includes (if applicable) in-class activities, class administration and regular office hours, in keeping with the highest professional standards.
-Curriculum development, aimed at improving lectures, studio sessions and recitations. Participate in curriculum development and assessment, as well as personal professional development. As program and curriculum are developed and implemented, the amount of teaching will increase.
-Sustained commitment to creating and maintaining an inclusive learning environment for all students.
-General recruitment and advising of students.
10% Maintaining Currency. May include any of the following:
-Maintain familiarity with recent developments in evidence-based instructional practices.
-Make contributions to general teaching resources such as online learning systems and activities related to developing and establishing a highly regarded Outdoor Products program with strong ties to the profession and industry. Contact with industry stakeholders to identify internships and course projects.
-Disseminate ideas and methods within the Department, University, and broader community.
10% Service. May include any of the following:
-Service on departmental and university committees related to instruction.
-Acting as official advisor for various student organizations and clubs. -Participation in activities that increase diversity and inclusion, for example Search – Advocate training and mentoring students from underrepresented groups.
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.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 21, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.
Effective 7/14/17, this position posting has been revised since the initial posting.
-Master’s degree in fields such as Product Design, Technical Design, Industrial Engineering/Design, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Products or related field.
-Experience with or demonstrated potential for teaching Outdoor Products courses at the college or university level.
-Experience in the Outdoor Products industry (ie. executive/management/design in the industry).
-A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
Additional Salary Information: 9 month academic year
Oregon State University in Bend
OSU-Cascades is a branch campus of Oregon State University that provides students personalized instruction and OSU's excellence in both academics and innovative research, as well as the lifelong advantages of a premier research university. OSU-Cascades is the first and only branch campus in Oregon, and the only baccalaureate and graduate degree granting instituti...on based in Central Oregon. OSU-Cascades expanded to a four-year university when it welcomed its first freshman class in fall 2015.