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Assistant Professor with Oregon State University in North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, OR

Type of position Academic Teaching/Research Faculty (non-tenure track) for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-
month, fixed-term Assistant Professor of Practice position.
Employer Oregon State University
Location North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, OR
Salary Salary is commensurate with education and experience
Closing date of competition 01/23/2019
Date position available 03/01/2019
Description of duties

40% Research
Serve as Director of the OSU IR-4 Field Research Center, also known as the Specially Crops Research and Registration Program, located at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC), for expediting the registration of specialty crop pest control products. Participate in and encourage multidisciplinary and multi-state educational and research programs that focus on resolution of pest management issues.  Provide educational and applied research program leadership designed to evaluate the benefits and suitability of pest mitigating synthetic, bio-rational, and biological compounds for use in agriculture, as well
as, the potential of these products for registration. Collaborate with Extension and university colleagues, commodity groups, and clientele in these efforts.  In cooperation with local crop groups, agrochemical representatives, and university colleagues, conduct efficacy field trials, crop safety field trials utilizing Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) for the IR-4 Food Use
Program and oversee the establishment and maintenance of crop plantings on which research is conducted to help find pest management solutions for insects, diseases and weeds in a wide range of specially crops grown in Oregon. Maintain updated training in Good Laboratory and Field Practices credentials, as required by the US Environmental Protection Agency, to conduct a magnitude of residue field trials.  Make recommendations on pesticides and to conduct agricultural field research.  Seek grant support for educational and applied research programs.
Collaborate with Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and pesticide registrants in pesticide registration and regulatory affairs.  Help facilitate export of specialty crops by working on coordination and harmonization of domestic and foreign MRLs.
25% Outreach
Liaison between Oregon specialty crops and the regional IR-4 Programs, relaying pest management needs to IR-4 that are specific to Oregon.  Liaison with the State IPM Coordinator, the Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator, and the Director of the OSU Honey Bee Laboratory to coordinate research and outreach education programmatic needs associated with new and existing pesticides.  Communicate new knowledge or creative solutions through presentations and publications at the local, regional, and national level.
Provide leadership and wider access to pesticide regulatory information for OSU Agricultural Extension Agents and professional agricultural consultants in Oregon (e.g. develop a list serve for sharing information about regulatory updates, Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs), label changes, etc.) Pursue continued professional development relevant to assignments and incorporate new knowledge and skills into Extension programs.
20% Supervision
Provide supervision for faculty research assistants, bio-tech research support staff, and summer students and interns. Personnel management activities include hiring, work flow management, and performance evaluation.
10% Scholarship and Creative Activity
Discover new knowledge and develop creative solutions and applications for problems related to pest mitigation in horticultural food commodities.  Communicate new knowledge or creative solutions through presentations and by publishing in proceedings of these meetings, lay journals, and peer-reviewed publications.
5% Service
The faculty member is expected to provide service to the department, college,
university, and community through committee and community service, leadership, and liaison roles, as appropriate and as requested, by the unit and university administrators.
Serve on local, state, regional, and national advisory committees and task forces, as appropriate, to position responsibilities is encouraged.  Participate in the programs and activities of professional organizations, as appropriate.  Contribute, as needed, to annual revision of the PNW Insect, Disease, and Weed Management
Handbooks.

Qualifications sought

M.S. or equivalent in Horticulture, Crop Science, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Weed Science, or related field.   Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing.  Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team; and work and communicate with
colleagues.  Strong scientific writing and technical presentation skills.  Experience in designing and implementing efficacy and crop safety pest management field research.  Work experience: a minimum of two years in entomology, plant pathology, weed science, and/or integrated pest management systems.  Ability to secure (within 6 months of start date) and maintain Oregon pesticide applicator license.  To be considered at the Associate Professor of Practice level, the candidate must have an exemplary record of scholarly outcomes, extramural funding, outreach, and publications commensurate with this level to be granted the same rank at Oregon State University.  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.

Application procedure  
Submit what See job #P02659UF on https://jobs.oregonstate.edu for more information and to submit an application.
Submit to See job #P02659UF on https://jobs.oregonstate.edu for more information and to submit an application.
Additional Information Oregon State University 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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