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Director-Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center

Oregon State University, Pendleton, Oregon

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Close Date: 03/29/2020

The College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) is seeking a Director for the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center (CBARC), located in Pendleton, Oregon. CBARC is the premier dryland agricultural experiment station of Oregon State University (OSU), Oregon’s Land Grant University. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. This appointment includes indefinite tenure on a 9-month basis at 1.00 FTE at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.

The primary responsibility of the position is leadership of CBARC’s research and outreach programs supporting dryland agricultural cropping systems in Oregon.

CBARC operates at two locations – Pendleton and Moro – and at off-station locations in the Columbia Basin and in northeastern Oregon. The Director provides overall leadership for team-based research and extension programs and management of personnel, facilities, and budgets. The Director develops and maintains an extramurally-funded research program that provides information needed to advance dryland agriculture. Research results are reported through peer- reviewed publications, extension publications and presentations to producers, the public, and scientific audiences. The Director will interact with growers, agency and industry personnel, and scientists to address agricultural needs; and will participate in committees, and other professional activities at CBARC, campus-based departments, College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS), OSU, professional societies, and the community. The Director will work with the Research Leader of the USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Soil-Water Research Unit in Pendleton, Oregon, to coordinate research, stakeholder engagement, and outreach programs.
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: 1) A resume/CV 2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position. 3) A diversity statement 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. For additional information please contact: Clive Kaiser at • Starting salary within the salary range will be commensurate with training, education, and experience. 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. 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. 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. Letters of Reference are required for this position. When applying, you will be asked to provide the email address and telephone number for 3-5 referees who will be sent a secure quicklink that will allow them to upload the requested letters of reference on your behalf.

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