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Assistant or Associate Professor of Bio Deterioration

Company: Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Job Description:

The Department of Wood Science & Engineering (WSE) invites applications for a 12-month faculty position in Bio Deterioration. This is a part-time or (0.75 FTE), 12-month tenure-track position that may be hired at the Assistant or Associate Professor level depending on the selected candidate's education and experience. This appointment consists of a balance of instruction/teaching, research/scholarship, and service responsibilities, and is expected to begin June 1, 2019. It is an exciting time in the Wood Science and Engineering (WSE) Department. The new faculty member will have many opportunities to shape, expand, and diversify the WSE Department's reputation for excellence in research, undergraduate and graduate (masters and doctoral) instruction, and institutional and professional service. The WSE Department seeks a diversity of perspectives, and welcomes applicants with a wide range of life and professional experiences. The new faculty member will be responsible for delivering quality instruction within the Renewable Materials undergraduate program and the Wood Science graduate program. The new faculty member will be expected to develop a program of distinction in research and scholarship within the broad area of bio deterioration, and contribute to the interdisciplinary nature of the WSE Department's mission to help society sustainably meet our needs for renewable materials, and to help ensure the global competitiveness of American business. After a 2-3 year transition, the new faculty member may be offered an additional 12-month 0.25 FTE professional faculty position as Director of the Wood Utility Pole Research Cooperative and the Environmental Performance of Treated Wood Research Cooperative, providing administrative leadership for the cooperatives.. There are also opportunities to contribute to the College of Forestry's evolving engagement in international teaching and research, and its new TallWood Design Institute (http://tallwoodinstitute.org/). Position Duties: 40% --- Instruction/Teaching: Teach approximately three courses per year; including at least one graduate level course. Teaching assignments may be adjusted as the WSE Departmental needs evolve and the new faculty member's interests and aptitude dictate, including on-campus and online (e-campus) instruction. Recruit, supervise, support, mentor, and serve as major advisor for graduate students. Mentor undergraduate students and provide opportunities for their involvement in conducting research to help foster professional development and placement. 45% --- Research/Scholarship: Conduct research and scholarship that contributes to the WSE Department's focus on bio deterioration in the broad industry sector of wood products. Develop, manage, and maintain an active, externally funded program of nationally and internationally recognized research and scholarship. Synthesize and communicate results of this research to scientific and engineering communities through outlets including refereed journals, books and book chapters, scientific meetings, and professional workshops. Supervise research faculty. 15% --- Service: Participate annually in departmental, college, and university level affairs and governance, including leadership in curriculum and program development. Service is also expected in support of industry, academic organizations, and other professional groups and associations. Typical Requirements: Typically requires PhD or terminal degree and experience teaching in a classroom, Extension, or other setting, and development of a research program in the academic discipline/unit. Minimum/Required Qualifications for All Levels: 1. An earned PhD by the time of hire focusing on Wood Science, Biology, Mycology or a closely related STEM discipline prior to position start date. 2. Demonstrable ability or significant potential for excellent teaching, leading and collaborating in innovative research, and attracting the necessary funding to sustain a vigorous research program. 3. Proven oral and written communication skills. 4. Demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion. 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. Additional Minimum/Required Qualifications for Associate Professor Level: 1. Record of achievement in innovative research programs and publication activity. 2. Demonstrated ability to establish effective university/industry/government laboratory relationships. 3. Experience developing and teaching high quality undergraduate and graduate courses. Preferred Qualifications for Assistant Professor Level: 1. Experience in teaching/instruction specifically at the college level. Preferred Qualifications for All Levels: 1. An earned BA, BS and/or MS in Wood Science or Biology. 2. Experience with industrial partners/applications in the form of research or practice. 3. Active participation in professional organizations. This position is located in Corvallis, Oregon. To apply, submit letter of interest and CV by going to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/ and search for Posting # P02420UF. Posting closes on December 1, 2018. OSU is an AA/EOE. The Chronicle of Higher Education.Category: Education, Keywords: Associate Professor

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