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Assistant Professor Weed Science with Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR

Type of position Academic Teaching/Research Faculty
Employer Oregon State University
Location Corvallis, OR
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date of competition 3/21/2018
Date position available 9/16/2018
Description of duties The Department of Crop and Soil Science invites applicants for either a 9-month (1.00 FTE) or a 12-month (0.75 FTE), tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership in the development, implementation, synthesis, and evaluation of research and teaching programs in weed science and weed management for sustainable agronomic crop and seed-crop farming systems, and increased adoption of soil conservation practices. The faculty member is expected to collaborate with colleagues across the state as well as those in the region working with similar cropping systems.

This position will have an academic home in the Department of Crop and Soil Science. The incumbent contributes to the missions of Oregon State University Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS).

The scientist in this position will provide effective facilitation and technical skills to address cropping system weed problems and opportunities from a sustainability perspective. The incumbent must view success as having developed research that is directly extensible by Extension specialists and county agents to address stakeholder issues. At the same time, they must have disciplinary expertise so that they can effectively interact with colleagues and be an active member of system teams. The focus of this position will be conducting relevant and responsive research programs to solve weed management problems in the unique agronomic field and seed-crop cropping systems of Oregon. On an as-needed basis, the incumbent will provide expertise and support extension efforts. Research will focus on efficient and economic management of weed issues against the backdrop of a variable and changing climate, and conservation of our natural resources. Courses in the field of weed science will be taught at undergraduate and graduate levels.

It is expected that the faculty member will support and mentor graduate students through acquisition of competitive grants and other external sources of funding.

The incumbent will lead a team of OSU research and extension faculty that address weeds in cropping system problems and opportunities. Teams will need to secure external funding for program efforts. It is expected that research findings will be published in peer-reviewed journals with extension of information to industry audiences through extension publications, as appropriate.

This position carries the general and specific responsibilities of a faculty member described in the OSU Faculty Handbook and the promotion and tenure guidelines of Oregon State University. These include effective research and teaching programs, demonstrable scholarship and creative activity, service contributions, and active professional development.

This position requires traveling.

This faculty member will design, maintain and/or carry out programs to ensure that all people have equal employment opportunities and equal program participation opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or veteran’s status.

Qualifications sought •PhD in Weed Science, Agronomy, Crop Science or closely related field with demonstrated experience in weed management and applied research.

•Demonstrated experience in weed science as related to cropping systems and skills to independently conduct and manage all field operations related to an active field research program.

•Demonstrated ability to effectively teach at undergraduate and graduate levels.

•Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

•Demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team as an effective team member; work and communicate with colleagues.

•Demonstrated scientific writing and technical presentation skills.

•Demonstrated potential to obtain extramural funding for program operations, development and enhancement.

•Ability and interest in developing and delivering educational materials to diverse audiences.

•Ability to obtain and maintain licensure by the Oregon Department of Agriculture as a Pesticide Consultant.

•Vehicle access is required. 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 is necessary due to the combination of office and field work.

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.

Contact for additional information Andrew Hulting, andrew.hulting@oregonstate.edu
Application procedure  
Submit what 1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least four professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as ‘professional references’ if not included with your resume/vitae).

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position. The letter should address each of the required qualifications and preferred qualifications listed in the announcement.

3) A one-page written statement of research interests. (Research Statement)

4) A one-page written statement of your teaching philosophy. (Teaching Statement)

5) A one-page statement describing why you believe it is important to strive for diversity and inclusion, and how you anticipate contributing to OSU’s commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. (Diversity Statement)

Submit to https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/55966
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