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Instructor - Outdoor Products


Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Management - Product -Brand

Company Type: School/Military

State: OR

City: Bend

Country: United States

Required Experience:

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $55,000-$95,000

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel:

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements

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Starting salary is anticipated to be approximately $55,000-$95,000 and will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience.

OSU -Cascades invites applications for a full-time (1.00  FTE ), 9-month fixed-term Instructor position in Outdoor Products at Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend, Oregon.

The incumbent performs teaching and service in the area of Outdoor Products. This position has an opportunity to cover essential areas of our program.

The Outdoor Products degree program combines product commercialization, lands stewardship, and experiential learning to educate and inspire future leaders for the opportunities and challenges in the outdoor industry. Graduates of the program will lead by balancing product, profits, people, and the planet.

Our unique Bachelor of Science in Outdoor Products is designed to prepare students for a career in the outdoor industry. Leaders in the industry are looking to hire innovators who champion responsible systems approach to product commercialization with respect for our natural world.
As an instructor in this interdisciplinary degree, you will play an instrumental role in supporting students’ education as they study design, engineering, natural resources, outdoor recreation, sustainability, and business.

The Outdoor Products program is a new and innovative degree option at OSU-Cascades. It has seen strong and steady growth during the first three years of being offered. This instructor role is a growth-based position, with long-term potential.

OSU-Cascades, located in Bend, Oregon, is a branch campus of Oregon State University. Established in 2001, the university currently enrolls more than 1,300 students in bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The campus expanded to a four-year university in 2015 and opened its new campus in 2016. The branch campus has ambitious enrollment goals to reach 3,000 to 5,000 students. OSU-Cascades is engaged in building a culturally diverse and community-centric educational environment.

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree in engineering, industrial design, sustainability, alternative materials, or related field.

Familiarity with successful “front-end” new product development techniques including unlocking consumer insights, material/product/manufacturing/delivery innovation, design-thinking, human factors/industrial design, and/or soft goods design.

Experience with how brands select materials and suppliers with an eye on the environment and sustainability.

Knowledge of circular economy trends and how brands and the industry are considering environmental impact.

Evidence of effective teaching.

Experience supporting experiential learning opportunities.

Faculty at OSU-Cascades are committed to undergraduate and graduate student success. We seek faculty who have evidence of educating and mentoring a diverse group of learners, which may include experience with sponsoring student research or internships, developing study abroad opportunities, service-learning courses, or the use of innovative pedagogies such as experiential learning.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

About Oregon State University - Cascades - Bend, OR

When it opened in 2016, the OSU-Cascades campus fulfilled a 30-year quest for higher education in what had been the largest region in the state without a four-year university. Bend and Central Oregon form Oregon’s fastest growing region and one of its most vibrant economies. Yet the region lags behind the rest of Oregon in higher educational attainment.

With studies showing that most freshmen who attend public universities do so within 50 miles of home, rural families in the region had been falling behind. As OSU-Cascades expands, it has the capacity to transform students’ lives – including first-generation college students, underserved populations, and adults seeking career advancement. With half the unemployment rate of individuals with only a high school diploma and nearly twice the earning potential, Central Oregonians with a bachelor’s degree have the opportunity to contribute to our region and the greater world.