The Klamath Basin Research & Extension Center (KBREC) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
This position will serve the Klamath Basin region as a Cropping Systems Agronomist at the Klamath Basin Research & Extension Center (KBREC) in Klamath Falls, OR. The academic home for this position will be the Department of Crop and Soil Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU).
The purpose of this position is to provide leadership for the Klamath Basin research projects related to traditional cereal and forage crops, new or alternative crops that may be suited to the region, as well as issues involving soils, irrigation water, or other agricultural/environmental interactions. This position also includes public service and Extension-related outreach on these topics. Activities are focused on needs and issues of the Klamath Basin, but where possible results should be extrapolated to applications and audiences elsewhere. Cooperation with other OSU Research and Extension faculty in conducting field research findings is encouraged whenever possible. Development of online or live classroom teaching is encouraged if appropriate to the overall mission of KBREC and the OSU-CSS Dept. Position is in the Department of Crop & Soil Science for promotion and tenure decisions, but is part of the Agricultural Experiment Station for budget and other administrative decisions. The position helps fulfill the university's larger, overall mission of bringing reliable information and research-based answers to citizens' questions in all parts of the state regarding agricultural and environmental issues. This mission is especially important in the politically charged situation involving agriculture and natural resource issues across the region.
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.
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
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 are responsible for helping to ensure that these commitments are achieved. In addition, all faculty members will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out programs to ensure that all people have equal program participation opportunities.
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 Agronomy, Soil Science, or related field.
Demonstrated applied research experience relating to small grains and cropping systems with surface or ground water irrigation systems.
Demonstrated knowledge of irrigated and non-irrigated cropping systems and water use efficiency.
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member with other professionals and volunteers.
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.
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.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends. Travel Required. Working outdoors, nights and weekends as needed, on uneven terrain around dust and noise. Knowledge and use of an array of powered research equipment including tractors, implements, and irrigation systems.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, ...natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.