This is a full-time, 1.0 FTE tenure-track Assistant Professor position at Oregon State University in the Department of Crop & Soil Science Extension. This position is funded at 0.75 FTE and the faculty member is expected to fund the other 0.25 FTE from grants and contracts. For the first three years, full funding would be provided by the college at 1.0 FTE. This position has assignment as Assistant Professor Extension Specialist with a statewide assignment. This position contributes to the missions of OSU Extension Service and the College of Agricultural Sciences with principal responsibility for needs assessment, Extension program development, Extension teaching, and program evaluation.
The primary purpose of this position is to lead an innovative educational outreach and applied research program in integrated weed management throughout Oregon and, as time allows, in other agricultural and non-agricultural settings. The incumbent contributes to the missions of Oregon State University Extension Service and the College of Agricultural Sciences with principal responsibility for needs assessment, Extension program development, delivery, and evaluation in integrated weed management in agronomic crops for adult learners. Specific emphasis is on environmentally and economically sustainable weed management programs for Oregon. This position will require traveling.
The incumbent will work independently and in multidisciplinary teams to i) conduct applied, field-based research to respond to the needs of stakeholders in Oregon crops, and ii) develop extension programming to improve the adoption of integrated weed management programs while promoting long-term sustainable farming practices. The incumbent is expected to have a commitment to and an understanding of the importance of enhancing diversity in the development and delivery of their program efforts.
The Department of Crop and Soil Science has 114 on-campus faculty and staff, and an additional 33 off-campus faculty located at branch experiment stations and county extension offices with academic homes in CSS. These faculty and staff are engaged in the department's four missions research, teaching, extension, and service. There are more than 100 students seeking CSS degrees ranging from BS to Ph.D. Three on-campus service units are an important part of our service mission – OSU Seed Laboratory, OSU Seed Certification, and the Soil Health Lab.
College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing student success by engaging students in quality academic, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. Positions with primary responsibility for extension and outreach are likewise committed to learner success through programming appropriate for diverse audiences. There is an expectation that, as part of your role in the college, you embody and advance the principles and practices conveyed in the CASCARE Commitment document.
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, faculty members 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.
Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions), demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom Extension, or other setting, and develop a research program in the academic discipline/unit.
Ph.D. in weed science, agronomy, crop science, or closely related discipline with a strong research background in applied weed science.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; work independently and cooperatively within a team; and work and communicate with colleagues, stakeholders, the general public, policymakers, academics, and students.
Strong scientific writing and technical presentation skills. Demonstrated record of publishing peer-reviewed documents commensurate with career level.
Experience in securing extramural funding.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
General knowledge of computers, including proficiency with communication technology (e.g. e-mail, internet 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.
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 University Standard: 05-010 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.
Travel for field research and presentations. Work may take place in varying field conditions and environments. Evening and/or weekend work may be required for conference travel and research work in the field and laboratory.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with skills, education and experience
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