University of Oregon

Hiring: 2-year Temporary Instructor

Position Announcement

The University of Oregon’s Institute of Marine Biology is seeking applicants for a temporary instructor to ​teach one 3-6 credit course in each of three terms at OIMB, including a Biology of Fishes course, a Biological Oceanography course, and one other course that fits into the marine biology curriculum. This includes developing and teaching all curricula for three courses, including organizing the lectures, field trips, and labs, and working collaboratively with a TA and education support staff at OIMB.

​This is a limited-duration position potentially renewable for up to two years. In limited circumstances, there is the possibility of renewal beyond two years based on programmatic need, funding, and performance.

To apply, please fill out an application:

Program Summary

OIMB is located on the mouth of Coos Bay, in Charleston, Oregon, a 2.5 hour drive from the main UO campus in Eugene. OIMB is embedded within a diverse array of marine and estuarine habitats, ranging from the highest-energy rocky shores and the open ocean to the calmest of salt marshes or a busy marina hosting productive fisheries. Eastern Pacific Ocean biodiversity is rich, exciting, and full of opportunities for fundamental discovery or applied science. The Institute is an optimal site for research and teaching, with a resident faculty, graduate program, and a well-developed, popular, and rigorous undergraduate major in Marine Biology. The field station includes modern research laboratories, a brand-new research vessel, library, laboratory classrooms and auditorium, dining hall, dormitories, and accommodations for visiting scientists ( The campus includes the Charleston Marine Life Center (a well-attended cross between museum, aquarium, and outreach center) and shares space collaboratively with neighboring South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.