The Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences and the OSU Extension Service is recruiting for two (2) full-time, fixed-term, Field Crops Assistant Professor of Practice positions, one to be located at the Marion County Extension Office in Salem, Oregon and the other to be located at the Linn County Extension Office in Tangent, Oregon. The academic home for this position will be the Department of Crop and Soil Science. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To review posting and apply, please visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/50634. Apply to posting # P01663UF. Closing date: 11/30/2017. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled. [To applicants: We recommend submittal to both of these positions]
Position Summary The Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences and the OSU Extension Service invites applications for two (2) full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Field Crops Assistant Professor of Practice positions, one to be located at the Marion County Extension Office in Salem, Oregon and the other to be located at the Linn County Extension Office in Tangent, Oregon.
The academic home for these positions will be the Department of Crop and Soil Science. Reappointment is at the discretion of Regional Administrator, Department Head of Crop and Soil Science, and the Extension Program Leader.
Please indicate in your Cover Letter which position you are applying:
The position based in Tangent is assigned to Linn, Benton, and Polk counties. The position based in Salem is assigned to Marion and Clackamas counties.
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. These positions contribute 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 these positions 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, small grain cereals and other field crops in the mid and southern Willamette Valley.
Active and effective communication with staff and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position. This position will require traveling.
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.
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.
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 Extension 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.
Required Qualifications Master of science degree in agronomy, crop science, soil science, plant protection or related field. Degree must be completed by December 31, 2017.
Strong general background and experience in production of field crops.
Demonstrated extension, teaching, applied research and organizational skills.
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills including the effective use of mass media.
Demonstrated ability to work as a team member with other professionals.
Demonstrated ability to lead groups and to plan, organize, evaluate, manage, and delegate details associated with program management.
General knowledge of computers, including proficiency with communication technology (e.g. e-mail, internet media).
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and evidence of good time management skills.
Must have or be able to obtain an Oregon Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicators’ Consultant License within six months of employment and maintain it throughout employment.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
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.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose – making a positive difference on quality of life and the natural world in Oregon and beyond. Through teaching, applied research, innovation and service, OSU turns ideals into reality with a unique approach characterized by collaboration and strategic focus.
Founded in 1868, OSU is one of only two American universities designated as... a Land-, Sea-, Sun- and Space-Grant designations and is the only one in Oregon recognized for its “very high research activity” (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. OSU is Oregon’s largest public research university, conducting more than 60 percent of the research funded throughout the state’s university system and bringing in a record $250 million in scientific grants and contracts this year.
OSU comprises 11 academic colleges organized into four divisions with strengths in earth systems sciences, health sciences, business, engineering, entrepreneurship and the arts and sciences. OSU has facilities and/or programs in every county in the state, including 12 regional experiment stations, 35 county extension offices, the OSU – Cascades Campus in Bend, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport, along with a range of programs and facilities in Portland.
OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 53,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis. Approximately 18,000 undergraduate and 3,800 graduate students are enrolled at OSU, including 3,500 U.S. students of color and nearly 1,100 international students. Students come from all 50 states and nearly 100 countries worldwide.
OSU has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that include members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity and building community.