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The Division of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Southern Oregon University (SOU) and Chemistry program invite applications for an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Biochemistry, one-year term with the potential to renew for an additional year. Depending on the qualifications of the candidate, an Adjunct Associate Professor rank may be considered. The successful candidate will be responsible for the biochemistry lectures and labs, as well as participation in our general chemistry lectures and labs and organic chemistry labs. The Chemistry Program values supportive interactions with students and the successful candidate should demonstrate the desire to teach, advise, and pursue active research with undergraduates with diverse learning styles and backgrounds. The successful candidate is expected to participate in scholarly activities including formal research whether in scholarship of discovery, scholarship of synthesis, scholarship of application or scholarship of teaching. Other responsibilities include advising, curriculum development, professional affiliations as appropriate, and other responsibilities as assigned. The successful candidate will ideally have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a closely related field. ABD will be considered. Postdoctoral experience and/or college level teaching experience is highly desirable. We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 16, 2020 and the position will be open until filled with a priority deadline of March 27, 2020. Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and fishing.
SOU acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career spouses and partners in attracting and retaining a diverse and high-quality faculty, and recognizes the long-term programmatic and economic benefits to the University and the regional community. Therefore, SOU is committed to provide employment information, networking, and assistance to spouses/partners of current and prospective faculty.
Ph.D. in biochemistry or closely related field from an accredited institution.
More than one year of teaching in higher education teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students.
Demonstrated desire to teach, advise, and pursue active research with undergraduates with diverse learning styles and backgrounds.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
Internal Number: 8396
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SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.