The Crop and Soil Sciences – Extension Field Facility invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term (annual reappointment) Assistant Professor of Practice position that will serve the three-county Central Oregon Region and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The academic home is the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. Active contributions to scholarship are required (see the scholarly outcomes section, below, for details). Reappointments are at the discretion of the Regional Director and Program Leader.
The position will support agricultural crop management throughout Central Oregon, with an emphasis on water-efficient farming practices for cereal and forage and pasture production; healthy soil and water quality; greenhouse management; and integrated pest management.
The mission of the Extension Agriculture Program is to deliver research-based, objective, informal education to help Oregonians solve problems, develop leadership, and manage resources wisely.
As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research, and extension and engagement, OSU promotes economic, social, cultural, and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world. This position contributes to the mission of the College of Agricultural Sciences, with principal responsibility for Extension program needs assessment, development, delivery, and evaluation, and for conducting applied research to support Extension activities.
Oregon State University is committed to state-of-the-science engagement of partners and stakeholders. This faculty member is required to use modern learning tools – including online and hybrid classes, employ and practice engaged scholarship, promote integration of programs across disciplines that are demand-driven, and use open-source tools that continually align with innovation and shifts in educational program delivery.
Active and effective communication with staff and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position, and access to wireless services will be necessary.
College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing student/learner success by engaging students in quality academic, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. Positions with primary responsibility for Extension and Engagement are likewise committed to learner success through programming appropriate for diverse audiences.
About the Division:
The Division of Extension and Engagement (Division) is core to Oregon State University's mission. The Division helps create real solutions and positive impact across Oregon and beyond. The Division is aligned under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement. To learn more about our Division and its core units and initiatives, please visit our website: https://engagement.oregonstate.edu/.
OSU Extension programs, partnerships and volunteer opportunities are focused on:
Healthy communities and economies
Resilient and productive forestry and natural ecosystems
Sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening
Thriving youth, individuals and families
Commitment to inclusive excellence:
Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. In addition, this individual will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that educational programs and outreach activities serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized or excluded from participation.
Requires Master's or terminal degree and experience in the academic discipline/unit.
Master's degree in agronomy/crop science, soil science, horticulture or other agricultural science field directly related to the position. Degree must be completed by application deadline.
Strong agricultural background with training and experience in cereal and forage crop production, and agricultural operations and/or experience, and general experience in science and applied research topics directly related to the position, such as soils, agronomy, irrigation and water management, pest management, technology related to crop, soil and water management, season extension, and farm conservation practices.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
Demonstrated informal or formal teaching skills.
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills including the effective use of electronic (traditional and web-based) and printed mass media.
Must have or be able to obtain an Oregon Department of Agriculture Pesticide Consultant License within six months of employment and maintain it throughout employment.
Demonstrated ability to work as a team member with other professionals and volunteers.
General ability to use common computers, including proficiency with information technology, web sites and social media.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to gather, interpret and communicate clearly and effectively broad-based scientific information with community and industry stakeholders, as well as, the basic working knowledge about how to conduct applied field research.
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.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
Position requires traveling to provide educational programming and services throughout Central Oregon.
Working outdoors and traversing rugged terrain may be required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education, training and experience.
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