The Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences and the Division of Extension and Engagementinvites application for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Extension Field Crops Assistant Professor of Practice position, to be located at the Oregon State University Extension Marion County Office in Salem, Oregon.
The position will cover Marion and Clackamas Counties. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Western Regional Director, Department Head of Crop and Soil Science, and the Extension Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Program Leader.
The academic home for this position will be the Department of Crop and Soil Science.
As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research and outreach and engagement, OSU promotes economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation and the world. The position contributes to the mission of the College of Agricultural Sciences, with principal responsibility for needs assessment, Extension educational program development, delivery, and evaluation, and for conducting applied research needed to support Extension activities.
The purpose of this position is to provide leadership in the development, implementation, synthesis, and evaluation of Extension and applied research in crop production systems for grass seed, legume seed, hops, small grain cereals, and other field crops in Marion and Clackamas counties.
Oregon State University is committed to practicing and delivery of tools for state-of-the-science interaction and 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.
College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing student/learner success by engaging them in quality academic, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. Positions with primary responsibility for Extension and Engagement are likewise committed to student/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/excluded from participation.
Requires Master's or terminal degree and experience in the academic discipline/unit.
Master of science degree in agronomy, crop science, soil science, plant protection or related field. Degree must be completed by application date.
Strong background and experience in production of field crops.
Demonstrated teaching and public speaking skills.
Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills including the use of mass media and publication of peer-reviewed journal articles and/or Extension publications.
Experience conducting applied research related to agriculture.
General knowledge of computers, including proficiency with communication technology (e.g., email, social media, remote communication software, and Microsoft Office programs).
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.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
Ability to lead groups and to plan, organize, evaluate, and manage details associated with Extension program delivery.
Ability to work as a team member with other professionals.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and evidence of good time management skills.
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.
Duties entail work under field conditions, including inclement weather.
Flexibility to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
This position will require traveling to provide educational programming and services throughout the assigned counties.
Ability to transport field and office equipment and materials up to 50 lbs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education, training and experience.
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