University of Oregon, Department of Human Physiology

Position ID:UO-Department of Human Physiology-CINST [#27097]
Position Title: Career Instructor, Human Physiology
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Human Physiology / Physiology
Appl Deadline:2024/04/19 11:59PMhelp popup
Position Description:    

The Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon is seeking an innovative instructor to join a growing nationally-recognized program that provides flexible curriculum and an engaging learning environment for over 1,000 undergraduate majors who aspire to be professionals in health science fields such as medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, education, and research.

The Career Instructor will engage in departmental and university service, work effectively with faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, participate in student advising, and to be a leader in evidence-based pedagogy for the Department of Human Physiology. Specific teaching needs include undergraduate instruction in upper-level courses in Human Anatomy, Physiology, Motor Control, Biomechanics. The Career Instructor will also teach lower-level courses in Research Methods, Medical Terminology, as well as instruction and development of physiology-based courses for General Science credits ( 

While this is not a tenure track position, it is expected to be an ongoing position at the rank of Instructor or Senior Instructor I, depending on experience. 

Required Materials
Applicants should apply online via Academic Jobs Online and submit the following materials: 
1) Cover letter (no more than 1 page) 
2) Curriculum vitae 
3) A statement of teaching (no more than 2 pages) describing how you will contribute to teaching excellence ( and innovation at UO, including your experience with and plans for inclusive and research-informed teaching and mentoring. 
4) A statement focusing on your knowledge, experience, and future plans related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (no more than 1 page). Please describe your experience with successful mentoring, teaching, or outreach aimed at reducing barriers for under-represented groups, and specific plans for how you will contribute to our department’s goal to create a diverse and inclusive community. These specific plans may include engagement with current campus programs, new on-campus activities, or through national or off-campus organizations. 
5) Names and contact information for three professional references, two of which need to be teaching references, to be contacted for letters of recommendation.

Questions about the application process should be directed to Philip Matern ( To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by April 1, 2024. The position will remain open until filled. Applications are encouraged from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Minimum Requirements
Instructor rank: 
• Master's Degree in Human Physiology or a related field. 
• Two years experience teaching at the college level
Senior Instructor rank: 
• Master's Degree in Human Physiology or a related field. 
• Eight years experience teaching at the college level, 

Professional Competencies 
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching and learning strategies at the university level. 
• Remain active with developments in teaching pedagogy.

Preferred Qualifications 
• PhD in Human Physiology, or a related field. 
• Background in systems physiology including nerve, muscle, cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic and/or exercise physiology. 
• Senior Instructor Level – Significant experience engaging in professional development around the scholarship of teaching and learning

Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 24,000. The Eugene metro area population (250,000) is in a region noted for its high quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are approximately a one-hour drive from the Pacific Coast and the Cascade Mountains. The University is an AAU research institution.


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

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 or 541-346-5112.

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
1240 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1240