This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position that will serve the Klamath Basin region in addressing Irrigated forages, Livestock production and Open Campus. The academic home for this position will be the Department of Agricultural Education & Agricultural Sciences, in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU).
Reappointments are at the discretion of the Regional Administrator, Department Head, and Program Leader.
This faculty member will work with diverse audiences including tribal members, federally recognized ethnic groups, elected officials, regulatory agencies, producers, local, state and national agencies and organizations as well as the general public to develop water management strategies that meet landowner needs.
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, 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.
Travel is required. Active and effective communication with staff and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position and access to wireless services may be necessary.
The overall 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 outreach and engagement, OSU promotes economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation and the world. The College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing student success by engaging students in quality academics, 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.
Oregon State University and the OSU Extension Service are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All employees of OSU Extension Service are responsible for helping to ensure that these commitments are achieved. In addition, all faculty members will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that all people have equal program participation opportunities.
Requires Master’s or terminal degree and experience in the academic discipline/unit.
Master degree in Forage, Cropping Systems, Animal Science, General Agriculture or a closely related field. Degree must be completed by date of application.
Demonstrated teaching and applied research experience relating to surface water and ground water irrigation systems.
Demonstrated teaching and applied research experience relating to Livestock and Pasture Management.
Demonstrated knowledge of irrigated and non-irrigated cropping systems and water use efficiency.
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills including the effective use of mass media.
Demonstrated ability to work as a team member with other professionals and volunteers.
Demonstrated ability to work with college bound students.
Demonstrated ability to lead groups and to plan, organize, evaluate, manage, and delegate details associated with program and office management.
General knowledge of computers, including proficiency with information technology.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and evidence of good time management skills.
Demonstrated life experience, education, and/or training that broaden capacity to equalize the success or impact on underserved audiences.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
Must have or be able to obtain an Oregon pesticide applicators’ 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 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. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
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 OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
Working outdoors, nights and weekends as needed, on uneven terrain.
Knowledge and use of an array of powered research equipment including tractors, implements, and irrigation systems.
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Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Education and Experience
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