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Apply now Job no: 524942
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Instruction, Natural Science, Physics

Department: Clark Honors College
Rank: Open Rank
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
January 6, 2020; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with a completed online application, including contact information for three professional reference, please attach:
• A CV
• A cover letter

Department Summary
The Robert D. Clark Honors College (CHC) is a community of scholars that challenges, excites, and empowers students through collaborative learning and creative thinking to become transformative leaders of our community, our society, and our world.

The CHC offers arts and letters, social science, and natural science courses to over 850 academically motivated undergraduates, essentially providing the experience of a small liberal arts college within the greater University of Oregon. The CHC is ranked among the top public university honors colleges in the nation and provides a comprehensive core education curriculum to high-performing students from all majors across campus. Classes are capped at 19 or fewer students and limited to those enrolled in the CHC. Teaching is discipline-based but interdisciplinary in scope and offers a unique opportunity for pedagogical experimentation.

Position Summary
The standard course load for Career NTTF faculty is 7 courses or 2-3 courses per term; however, it is possible to reduce it to 6 with added service. The CHC Associate Dean for Faculty and the successful applicant will mutually agree on the course load and service prior to the start of each academic year. Courses will be taught in the Clark Honors College, in small classes with enrollment capped at 19 students. All teaching positions in the Clark Honors College require student advising, departmental service, and participation in curriculum design and assessment. All faculty are expected to assist undergraduates during the thesis process, and actively participate in students’ thesis committees. Courses will be a mix of 200- and 400-level, based on the instructional need of the Clark Honors College in a given year. We especially encourage applicants with experience and/or training in equity and inclusion in the classroom and with teaching students from a variety of majors, both science and non-science. Major administrative work is rarely assigned to Career NTTF, but if assigned, the FTE and expectations for the assignment will be negotiated between the Dean or designee and the Career NTTF faculty member.

Minimum Requirements
• Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, physics, or related natural science field.
• Evidence of teaching excellence.

Professional Competencies
• Inclusive, engaged, and research-led teaching at the college level.
• Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds, including majors from across campus.
• Ability to teach across disciplinary boundaries.
• Curriculum planning and instructional design.
• Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff in an interdisciplinary work environment.

Preferred Qualifications
• Previous experience teaching honors or liberal arts courses.
• Experience teaching core education or introductory courses.
• Experience with undergraduate advising.
• Demonstrated commitment to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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