Oregon State University

United States

January 15, 2022


Position Details Department Statistics (Science) (SST)

Position Title Instructor Job Title Instructor Appointment Type Academic Teaching/Research Faculty Job Location Corvallis Position Appointment Percent 100 Appointment Basis 9 Faculty Status Regular Tenure Status Fixed-Term Pay Method Salary Recommended Full-Time Salary Range Salary to Commensurate with Education, Training and Experience Position Summary

The Department of Statistics invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, fixed-term Instructor position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.

This position teaches undergraduate and graduate statistics and data science courses, in face-to-face and online settings. The position is expected to use subject matter and pedagogy expertise to improve course delivery over time. The position is expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching diverse learners in an inclusive environment. The position is expected to maintain a high standard of collegiality, professional integrity, and willingness to accept and cooperate in assignments. All faculty are also expected to be collegial and active members of their units and to perform appropriate service that contributes to the effectiveness of their departments, colleges, the university, and of their professions.

Oregon State University is committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All faculty members are responsible for, and must be capable of, addressing the needs and concerns of diverse students. The Department of Statistics' missions are to train a diverse group of graduate and undergraduate learners at Oregon State University in the theory and practice of statistics and data science; to engage in research and other scholarly activities that will develop and promote the proper use of statistical methodology; and to provide statistical service to other university units. The College of Science is a collaborative and innovative community of students, faculty and staff, that strives for equitable opportunity for all members of that community.

The College of Science embraces instruction and research based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation, in disciplines ranging from physical to biological sciences. The College is one of only two universities in the country with federal Land-, Sea-, Space- and Sun-Grant designations which signals our commitment and dedication for scientific research that benefits a broad community. The College is committed to creating a welcoming climate to support equitable learning and to providing innovative, inclusive, accessible and equitable access to learning and research experiences that incorporate global experiences.

Position Duties

90% Teaching:

  • Teach 8-10 courses per academic year at the undergraduate or graduate level using innovative pedagogical approaches that both foster student success and appeal to a diverse student population. This includes providing well-organized syllabi, course materials and activities, leading lectures, learning activities, discussions, laboratories, and assignments; responding to students in a timely manner, holding office hours, administering exams and assignments, providing meaningful assessments and grades; being knowledgeable and familiar with on-campus resources which promote student success, diversity, and inclusion and to refer students to those resources when needed.
  • Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives.
  • Supervise and mentor graduate teaching assistants as appropriate.
  • Stay up to date with current practices in statistics and data analysis to continually improve course content.
  • Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students.
  • Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet a range of student needs.
  • Employ available instructional technology, as well as introduce new instructional technology, when appropriate.
  • Collaborate with other Statistics department members to improve and update course curriculum.
  • 5% Service:

  • Serve on departmental, college, or professional committees as assigned.
  • Interact with others in a collegial and professional manner.
  • Contribute to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity.
  • Adhere to university policies, including timely completion of required professional activities such as responding to requests for information, training, activity reports, dossier updates, leave request and timesheets.
  • 5% Professional development:

  • Pursue professional development activities that provide currency in the discipline and support curriculum development in service of a diverse community of learners.
  • Minimum/Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated tolerance for diverse ideas including those different from one's own.
  • Demonstrated commitment to free inquiry based on evidence and criticism.
  • Evidence of training in pedagogy.
  • Experience with effective teaching face-to-face and online university, or comparable, settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Evidence of strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including ability to communicate to diverse and disparate audiences.
  • Evidence of collegiality and collaboration.
  • Preferred (Special) Qualifications

  • Experience developing online, asynchronous courses.
  • Experience developing or using technological tools (e.g. videos, websites) for active student learning of statistical concepts.
  • Experience developing open educational resources such as freely available videos or texts that demonstrate statistical concepts.
  • Experience with CANVAS.
  • Experience managing classroom dynamics for very large classes (>80 students).
  • 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 P05017UF

    Number of Vacancies 2 Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 03/16/2022 Anticipated Appointment End Date 06/15/2022 Posting Date 11/18/2021 Full Consideration Date 01/15/2022 Closing Date 01/30/2022 Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants Special Instructions to Applicants

    To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 15, 2022. 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.

    When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

    1) A resume/CV; and

    2) A cover letter: Please address how you meet the minimum/required qualifications as well as any of the preferred qualifications.

    3) Statement of Research

    4) Statement of Teaching

    5) Transcripts: All courses must be from accredited colleges, universities, or private vocational schools. The online application system will allow you to attach your transcripts if the PDF file is 9MB 9or less. If over 9MB 9in size, submit to contact person listed. Transcripts must be received by the closing date.

    6) Diversity Statement: Please address the following question: “What does it mean for you to have a commitment to promoting and enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as how you have demonstrated that commitment in your current and/or prior roles?”

    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: James Molyneux 541-737-5975

    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: // for additional information about OSU's plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program.

    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.

    Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Diversity Statement
  • Optional Documents

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