Post Date: 03/25/2019
Close Date: 04/19/2019
The Lane County Extension Office at Oregon State University is seeking an Assistant Professor (Practice). This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term (annual reappointment) professional faculty position. The position’s academic home is the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Western Regional Director and the Extension Agricultural and Natural Resources Program Leader. The position will be located in Eugene, Oregon. Active contributions to scholarship are required (see the scholarship duties section, below, for details).
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 development, delivery, and evaluation, and for conducting applied research to support Extension activities.
This faculty member develops and conducts educational programs and contributes to applied field research activities in topics relevant to commercial and community horticulture, with primary emphasis on hazelnuts, tree fruits and berries (commercial horticulture) and sustainable gardening (community horticulture).
For the commercial horticulture part of this position, the individual will work collaboratively with area agricultural producers, commodity organizations such as the Nut Growers Society of Oregon, agriculture and natural resource agencies, and OSU faculty to plan, organize, deliver and evaluate educational programs and provide on-farm problem-solving services.
For the community horticulture part of this position, the individual will provide leadership for the Lane County Master Gardener volunteer program. In this role the faculty member oversees volunteer recruitment, training and retention; organizes volunteer middle managers; and collaborates with the local Master Gardener Association. The incumbent is expected to develop community horticulture classes and resources for the general gardening public. Community horticulture classes may be delivered personally, or through trained volunteers or other collaborators.
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 including online and hybrid classes, 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.
Active and effective communication with colleagues and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position. This position will require traveling.
College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing student success by engaging students in quality academic, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. Positions with primary responsibility for Extension and Outreach are likewise committed to learner success through programming appropriate for diverse audiences.
Oregon State University and OSU Extension Service are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All employees of OSU Extension Service 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.
To review the posting and apply, go to https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/73830
OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.
Complete details: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/73830