|Type of position||The Oregon State University Division of Extension and Engagement and the College of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed-term Extension Field Crops Assistant Professor of Practice positions. One position is to be located at the OSU Extension Marion County Office in Salem, Oregon, and will cover Marion and Clackamas counties; the other position is to be located at the OSU Extension Yamhill County Office in McMinnville, Oregon, and will cover Yamhill, Polk, and Washington counties.|
|Employer||Oregon State University|
|Closing date of competition||12/20/2023|
|Date position available||12/20/2023|
|Description of duties||
Assistant Professor (Practice)
Oregon State University
Department: Crop/Soil Extn Field Fac (ACS)
Appointment Type: Academic Faculty
Job Location: Salem
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with skills, education and experience.
The Oregon State University Division of Extension and Engagement and the College of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for two full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed-term Extension Field Crops Assistant Professor of Practice positions. One position is to be located at the OSU Extension Marion County Office in Salem, Oregon, and will cover Marion and Clackamas counties; the other position is to be located at the OSU Extension Yamhill County Office in McMinnville, Oregon, and will cover Yamhill, Polk, and Washington counties.
The full-time, fixed-term, Extension Field Crops position has an academic rank of Assistant Professor of Practice. The academic home of the Extension Field Crops Assistant Professor of Practice is the Department of Crop and Soil Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The Extension Field Crops Assistant Professor of Practice reports to the Regional Director assigned to the Western region. Reappointment is at the discretion of the supervision team which includes the Western Regional Director, Department Head of Crop and Soil Science, and the Extension Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Program Leader. Active contributions to scholarship are required (refer to the scholarship section, below, for details).
There will be two Extension Field Crops Assistant Professor of PracticeNorth Valley positions: one located at the OSU Extension Marion County Office in Salem, Oregon and will cover Marion and Clackamas counties; and the other located at the OSU Extension Yamhill County Office in McMinnville, Oregon, and cover Yamhill, Polk and Washington 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. This position contributes to the mission of the College of Agricultural Sciences, with principal responsibility for needs assessment, Extension program and educational material development, delivery, and evaluation, and for conducting applied research to support Extension activities
The purpose of this position 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, hops, small grain cereals, and other field crops in the assigned counties.
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 and outreach tools including online and hybrid classes, multimedia and digital communications, 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. These activities will be included in the annual plan of work, impact statements, and summary of accomplishments/achievements.
College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing student/learner success by engaging them in quality academic, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. Positions with primary responsibility for Extension and Engagement are likewise committed to student/learner success through programming appropriate for diverse audiences.
Active and effective communication with colleagues and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position. This position will require traveling.
About the division: The Division of Extension and Engagement (Division) is core to Oregon State University’s mission. The Division helps create real solutions and positive impact across Oregon and beyond. The Division is aligned under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement. To learn more about our Division and its core units and initiatives, please visit our Division https://engagement.oregonstate.edu/: https://engagement.oregonstate.edu/.
The Division has built the capacity and expectation for employees to use digital communications and technologies in the modern-day workplace. This reflects our demonstrable commitment to using digital communications tools and changing technologies as a primary way to raise Oregonian’s awareness of and engagement with our organization, programs and resources.
Commitment to inclusive excellence: Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language/Visual Access regulations. In addition, this individual will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that educational programs and outreach activities serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized/excluded from participation.
OSU Division of Extension and Engagement’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion https://extension.oregonstate.edu/about/diversity-equity-inclusion
OSU Moving Forward Togetherhttps://leadership.oregonstate.edu/president/moving-forward-together
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Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.
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This faculty member is expected to reflect the commitment of the university to a collaborative and inclusive community in all interactions and duties performed while fostering a welcoming and respectful workplace culture. This individual ensures that educational programs and outreach activities serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized/excluded from participation.
70% – Extension Teaching and Other Assignmentsa) Extension Teaching
• Utilize Oregon State University’s https://ctl.oregonstate.edu/sites/ctl.oregonstate.edu/files/six_principles_v3.pdf that include audience consideration, planning, enhanced engagement, teaching, assessment, and reflection to provide a high level of non-credit teaching for extension audiences.
• Develop networks of formal and informal interest groups in subject matter areas where appropriate. Utilize partnerships with diverse interest groups to provide advisory support and to enhance program quality and delivery. This will likely include appropriate commodity and/or producer organizations.
• Develop annual plans of work that address educational needs as well as evaluate the quality and impact of Extension educational and applied research programs materials and digital communications.
15% – Applied Research
• Conduct applied research activities that supports Extension programming as well as demonstration trials to develop or confirm management practices for field crop production in areas of specific need and clientele interest. Collaboration is expected with colleagues in other supporting disciplines such as weed sciences, entomology, soil sciences, and plant pathology.
10% – ScholarshipAssigned duties for this position are expected to result in scholarly outcomes. Refer to section V of the OSU Faculty Handbook on Promotion and Tenure: https://facultyaffairs.oregonstate.edu/faculty-handbook/promotion-and-tenure-guidelines#Practice
Discover new knowledge and develop creative solutions and applications for problems related to aspects of field crops production and marketing.
Research discoveries should be communicated to the scientific community, Extension audiences, and practitioners using innovative and contemporary tools in both oral and written venues, including web-based formats. Communication may include refereed journal articles, Extension publications, presentations to state, regional, and national commodity and professional groups, media, and other outlets as appropriate.
Scholarly and creative work is intellectual work whose significance is validated by peers and that is communicated. Emphasis in scholarship should be placed on outcomes that recognize activities as a professional practitioner in community settings as defined by the incumbent’s position description.
To achieve promotion, scholarship for this position must include peer reviewed materials that are durable and findable in the web environment. These are typically of the two types shown below but as our communication worlds change, other types of scholarship may fit these durability and findable criteria:
• Publications in peer?reviewed journals which might encompass description and evaluation of novel community?based professional practice or research application, program development and innovation, outcomes of innovative programs and/or services, definitive professional practice reviews, or case reports among others.
To achieve promotion, there must be an on?going record that both of these types of scholarship are being done though each does not need to be present in every year of record. Documentation must also be provided that shows these scholarly outputs have had impact. These durable, web?findable materials may be augmented by other forms of peer validation such as the following:
• Invited presentations, poster and podium presentations, and published abstracts and/or proceedings at state, regional and national levels, provided that evidence of peer validation is provided.
• honorary degrees
Best practice to ensure scholarship is durable and web-findable:
• Participating in the periodic review of published website content for accuracy, readability and relevancy
Best practice is to ensure an inclusive scholarship:
• Including diverse perspectives on the research team, particularly among co-principal investigators
5% – Service
• Be actively involved in regional and statewide Extension programs that promote engagement with communities across the state.
Working Conditions / Work Schedule
• Duties entail work under field conditions, including inclement weather.
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 6, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) Curriculum Vitae/Resume: Finalists will be required to give an open presentation which may include the distribution of their redacted curriculum vitae/resume and a short biography
2) Cover letter that addresses each required qualification
3) Diversity Initiative Response (uploaded as Diversity Statement):
• After reviewing the OSU mission statement at http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/trustees/oregon-state-university-mission-statement and the emphasis on diversity, please state how your background and experience has prepared you to be effective in an environment that values diversity
4) Answer to following question (uploaded as Other Document 1):
• This recruitment is for two positions. What is your location preference?
a. Marion County
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.
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OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.
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 University Standard 05-010 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 University Policy 05-030 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the motor vehicle check requirement.
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What You Will Need
• Master of Science degree in agronomy, crop science, soil science, plant protection or another discipline that addresses the duties of the position. Degree must be completed by application date.
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 University Standard: 05-010 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.
What We Would Like You to Have
• Experience with Extension or other informal education delivery methods.
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