Instructor/Academic Advisor (Ecampus): Oregon State University

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Instructor/Academic Advisor (Ecampus): Oregon State University

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology (BPP) invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Ecampus Academic Advisor and Instructor position. The incumbent will hold two appointments, a 0.45 FTE position as Ecampus Academic Advisor, and a 0.55 FTE fixed-term Instructor, reflecting job duties in both the academic and administrative areas.

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology (BPP) mission is to advance society’s understanding of plants and plant-associated organisms through teaching, research and Extension. The only online Botany degree in the World is offered by BPP. Due to the growth and popularity of the major and Botany Ecampus courses, an additional Ecampus advisor/instructor is needed to advise Botany Ecampus undergraduate students and to develop and offer additional Botany Ecampus course.

The advising responsibilities include advising approximately 125 Ecampus students to ensure their understanding of degree requirements, and answering questions about specific courses, degree options, and departmental and university resources.


50% Teaching: Develop and deliver five sections of two to three Botany Ecampus courses including, but not limited to, topics in Mycology and Plant Ecology.

45% Advising: Advise approximately 125 Botany Ecampus students through email, zoom and other appropriate remote technologies. Communicate frequently with students to ensure that they are aware of Botany and OSU degree requirements, and departmental and university resources. Assist students with scheduling of classes to promote progress towards degree. Certify degree completion of requirements for graduation.

5% Service: University service includes a serving on departmental, interdepartmental, program, college, and university committees. Professional service includes, but is not limited to, reviewing manuscripts for journals and other scientific publications and proposals for funding agencies, and involvement in professional organizations.

Minimum/Required Qualifications

M.S. degree in Botany, Plant Sciences, or related field of Life Sciences.

Demonstrable commitment to diversity, equity 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.

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