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Oregon State University
  • Position Number: 4513278
  • Location: Corvallis, OR
  • Position Type: Engineering - Electrical

Laboratory Instructor/Senior Instructor I

Oregon State University

Department: Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci (ESE)

Appointment Type: Academic Faculty

Job Location: Corvallis

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with skills, education and experience

Job Summary:
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Laboratory Instructor/Senior Instructor I position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the School Head.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Instructor positions at Oregon State University are a dynamic and impactful opportunity to influence and support the engineers of the future. This position, in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), helps students adapt their technical understanding to work-ready skills by course instruction, developing lab materials, mentoring, and crafting overall program goals.

The primary purpose of this position is to run the laboratory sections in support of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) degree. This position will contribute to the program through teaching of the laboratory sections, developing, refining and updating existing laboratory materials as well as developing new materials, and training teaching assistants to teach the labs effectively and uniformly.

Position duties will encompass all aspects of the laboratory course delivery and development and include but not be limited to: teaching lab sections; developing, refining and updating laboratory materials; grading of laboratory reports and course material; full operations of the Canvas course for the lab sections; arranging classrooms and off-site learning details; supervision and training of teaching assistants; and assisting in lecture settings; maintaining and advising on lab equipment and spaces.

This position is appointed on a 12-month appointment basis; full-time employment is desired, but FTE may be negotiable between 0.50 and 1.0 FTE. This is primarily an in person, on campus (Corvallis, OR) position instructing courses with class sizes of between 50-150 students and lab sizes of 24 students, but various teaching modalities including remote instruction may be needed.

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) currently serves over 3,500 students from Oregon and throughout the world. Through this program and others, the College of Engineering delivers a transformational education that graduates leaders who drive change throughout their lives. Our ECE faculty work with many exceptional students to create a collaborative environment for learning with opportunities for hands-on application and modern teaching approaches. Instructors have the opportunity for mentorship and professional development to keep their teaching skills and knowledge current and up to date.

Why OSU?
Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We dont wait for challenges to present themselves - we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.


Top 1.4% university in the world
More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
217k+ alumni worldwide
For more interesting facts about OSU visit:


Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon States beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of Americas best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
Retirement savings paid by the university.
A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.

Key Responsibilities
80% Teaching
In-person lab instruction
Holding office hours and assisting in lecture settings.
Material/course/lab development: includes developing, refining and updating new and existing laboratory and course materials.
Grading and recording of laboratory reports and course material.
Reviewing and recommending laboratory equipment and space improvements.

10% Supervision
Supervising and training teaching assistants to be able to teach the lab sections.

10% Service

Service includes participation in and leadership of School, College, and University committees, attending meetings, and contributing to outreach activities. Participation in service to the profession should be pursued as appropriate.

What You Will Need
Minimum Qualifications (All Ranks)
Masters Degree and at least a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering or related field.
Demonstrated ability to effectively instruct in Electrical Fundamentals, Introductory Digital Design, Lab Equipment/Tools and Introductory Circuit Design.
Demonstrated ability to utilize and teach using modern Electrical Engineering lab tools including power supplies, oscilloscopes, arbitrary wave generators, logic analyzers, and network analyzers.
Effective written and verbal English skills.
Evidence of promoting and enhancing inclusion through ongoing action in teaching, scholarship, and/or professional services.

For appointment at the rank of Instructor:

Experience teaching, mentoring, or training learners in industry or academia.

For appointment at the rank of Senior Instructor I:
Four years of professional experience teaching at the college- or university-level.
Sustained record of exceptional teaching at the college or university level as evidenced by student evaluations of teaching.

What We Would Like You to Have

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

Special Instructions to Applicants
The full consideration date has been extended in order to expand the original applicant pool. For full consideration, applications should be received by September 6, 2023.
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 indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

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:
Don Heer

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.

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The anticipated starting salary will be $72,000 - $78,000.

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