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Assistant Professor-Agronomist with Oregon State University in Klamath Falls, Oregon

Type of position The Klamath Basin Research & Extension Center (KBREC) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor position that will serve the Klamath Basin region as a Cropping Systems Agronomist at the Klamath Basin Research & Extension Center (KBREC) in Klamath Falls, OR. The purpose of this position is to provide leadership for the Klamath Basin through research projects related to traditional agronomic field crops. This would include grains, legumes, oilseed, forage, industrial, and new or alternative crops that may be suited to the region. In addition, this position will interact with clientele and community members on issues involving soils, irrigation water, and other agricultural/environmental interactions. This position also includes public service and Extension-related outreach on these topics. For full details & application, visit jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/68590.
Employer Oregon State University
Description of Employer Oregon State is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going. We are determined to forge solutions. We are diverse and welcoming. We embrace our responsibility to Oregon and the world, building a future that’s smarter, healthier, more prosperous and more just. We see what could be and have worked relentlessly for 150 years to make it so.
Location Klamath Falls, Oregon
Description of Location The City of Klamath Falls is home to the 173rd Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard, 2004, 2008 and 2012 National Champion OIT Hustlin Owls basketball team and host of the 2015 Babe Ruth World Series at historic Kiger Stadium. Klamath Falls offers unique natural resources such as geothermal heat, which allows our municipal Ella Redkey swimming pool to be open year-round. Enjoy the outdoors with our many things to do in the area including a visit to the breathtaking Crater Lake National Park.
Salary Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Benefits https://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/prospective-employee
Closing date of competition 12/28/2018
Date position available 4/1/18
Description of duties

60% Research

Work collaboratively with Oregon State University field personnel, partners, government and elected officials, and the public in drafting water use policy for agricultural production in the Klamath region.

Be an active member of working groups and other Oregon State University activities and organizations working on agricultural issues.

Address needs and opportunities in the Klamath Basin related to crop choice and management, especially for non-row crops. Studies will primarily involve improved management of traditional agronomic and forage crops, development of new or alternative crops suited to the Klamath Basin’s high elevation, semi-arid growing conditions, and agricultural/environmental interactions (esp. regarding soil and water conditions). Secure extramural funds for program support and to work with graduate students as advisor or committee member when resources and cooperative relationships allow. Collaboration with other scientists at both OSU and elsewhere is expected.

Respond to routine phone, correspondence and walk in questions related to all aspects of field crops.

20% Scholarship

Conducts scholarly work as defined by the Oregon State University Promotions and Tenure Guidelines in accordance with expectations for the rank and position duties. Expected to publish abstracts and present papers at annual meetings of professional societies as well as topical meetings related to research activities; to publish in peer-reviewed venues (e.g., research journals, extension publications, peer-reviewed proceedings or book chapters). Participate in collaborative and multi-state projects as appropriate. Program funding through competitive grants is viewed as a form of scholarly accomplishment.

10% Outreach & Engagement

Organizes and delivers educational programs related to areas of expertise and research for local and regional growers, landowners, agencies, and businesses. These programs take the form of presentations at grower meetings, field days, industry meetings, special tours, and assistance with extension faculty’s programs. Outreach also takes the form of un-refereed web-based research reports and popular press articles relevant the subject area. Within areas of expertise, the incumbent is expected to respond to requests for information and help in solving problems brought by growers, landowners groups, businesses, and local/state/federal agencies.

5% Supervision

Serve as supervisor for one FRA, students, interns, and other employees as research program allows.

5% Service

Expectation to provide service to the local community, professional societies, department, college, and university through committee service, leadership, and liaison roles as appropriate. Encouraged to help mentor the younger faculty at KBREC. Formal service on local, state, regional, and national advisory committees and task forces as appropriate to the position responsibilities and expertise is encouraged. Such public service is a crucial role for OSU faculty to perform in the sometimes divisive debate that surrounds natural resource use.

Qualifications sought

Ph.D Agronomy, Soil Science, or related field.

Demonstrated applied research experience relating to agronomic and cropping 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 University Policy 05-030.

Contact for additional information Carol Tollefson – Carol.Tollefson@oregonstate.edu
Application procedure  
Submit what Applications must be submitted online. When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV; and

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

Submit to https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/68590
Additional Information 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.
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