Post Date: 01/22/2019
Close Date: 02/15/2019
The Forestry & Natural Resources Extension program invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month fixed term Assistant Professor (Practice), Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Forester position. Reappointment is at the discretion of Regional Director and the Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Program Leader. One position will be located in the Extension Baker County Office in Baker City, Oregon; and the second position will be located in the Extension Clatsop County Office in Astoria, Oregon.
The academic home for this Assistant Professor of Practice position will be in either the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management, or the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society within the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.
This Extension Forester position is responsible for planning, developing, delivering, and evaluating a wide variety of non-formal (off-campus) Forestry and Natural Resources related educational programs for primarily adult audiences in Baker and Grant counties. Providing educational services to other regions of the state will also be encouraged in the incumbent’s area of expertise. Typical audiences include woodland owners, homeowners in the wildland-urban interface, professional natural resource managers such as foresters and forest workers, collaborative conservation groups and watershed councils, policymakers, forest products firms, tribes, youth, and economic development officials. Focus areas include forest health, silviculture, private forest land management, reforestation, invasive species, wildfire, biomass and bioenergy, water resources, forest productivity, forest restoration, collaborative conservation, and outdoor recreation.
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-drive and use open source tools that continually align with innovation and shifts in educational program delivery.
Active and effective communication with staff and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position. The position will require travel.
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 Extension are responsible for helping to ensure that these commitments are achieved. In addition, all faculty members will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that all people have equal program participation opportunities.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To review posting and apply, please visit posting P02718UF for Baker County (http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/71492 ) and visit posting P02719UF for Clatsop County (http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/71358). OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.