Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Assistant Professor of Practice
University or Organization :
Oregon State University
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Aug 07, 2017
Descriptive Job Title :
Assistant Professor of Practice, Irrigated Forage Management, Livestock, Open Campus
Keywords separated by commas :
Irrigated Forage Management, Livestock, Open Campus, irrigation, agriculture
Location :
Klamath Falls
Area, Department or Unit :
Department of Agricultural Education & Agricultural Sciences
Full/Part Time :
Salary :
Commensurate with Education and Experience
Start Date:
Sep 01, 2017
This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position that will serve the Klamath Basin region in addressing Irrigated forages, Livestock production and Open Campus. The academic home for this position will be the Department of Agricultural Education & Agricultural Sciences, in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU).Reappointments are at the discretion of the Regional Administrator, Department Head, and Program Leader.This faculty member will work with diverse audiences including tribal members, federally recognized ethnic groups, elected officials, regulatory agencies, producers, local, state and national agencies and organizations as well as the general public to develop water management strategies that meet landowner needs.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-driven and use open source tools that continually align with innovation and shifts in educational program delivery.Travel is required. Active and effective communication with staff and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position and access to wireless services may be necessary.The overall mission of the Extension Agriculture Program is to deliver research-based, objective, informal education to help Oregonians solve problems, develop leadership, and manage resources wisely. 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. The College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing student success by engaging students in quality academics, 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 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 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.
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Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
75% -Teaching, Research, Advising and Other Assignments:Initiate and develop an extensive extension program in Irrigated forages for both crop and livestock producers in the Klamath and similar agro ecological regions in southern Oregon.Manage and maintain an Open Campus program in the area of Degree Completion.Assist community groups with issues related to livestock management.Respond to routine phone, correspondence and walk in questions related to all aspects of Irrigated forages, Livestock production and Advanced Degree completion.Work collaboratively with Oregon State University field personnel, partners, government and elected Officials, and the public in Irrigated forage/Livestock production in the Klamath region.Include a diversity of perspectives in course content with particular attention to centering the concerns of marginalized individuals/populations.Be an active member of Forages, Livestock and Open Campus working groups and other Oregon State University Extension Service (OSUES) activities and organizations working on related issues.Assist with generating educational resources in support of new program development and program enhancement. Make sure that such resources are built and deliver in a culturally relevant and responsible manner. Build relationships within and outside of OSU and link the Universitys expertise and experience with critical production issues and needs.Assist Klamath region producers and landowners with appropriate information to ensure that they have the necessary tools to maintain healthy Irrigated Forage/Livestock Production Systems while maintaining an economically viable operation.Determine program needs and priorities through use of local advisory groups, watershed councils and local leaders on an individual or watershed/climatic zone basis. Ensure that historically underrepresented voices are included in such priorities.Secure outside funding for applied research activities that meet local clientele needs.Report outcomes of educational programs and activities to administrators, clients and other funding sources. Report on program contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.Keep records and provide necessary reports to Extension Administration, academic and budgetary units, and College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) including annual goals, plans of work, reports of accomplishment, reports on inclusion and civil rights, and statistical reports.Open Campus-Manage processes (admissions, course registration, student services, etc.) for effectiveness and efficiency;-Coordinate local logistics to accommodate needs of the educational offerings, including the programs like financial literacy, entrepreneurship, college visitations;-Monitor educational offerings delivery and quality control;-Promote educational offerings;-Coordinate student recruitment into educational programming;-Deliver educational presentations at community events;-Mentor educational program participants and their families including students in internships and job shadowing situations;-Manage budget to achieve OSU Open Campus goals and objectives.-Coordinate programs aimed at serving a wide range of populations, particularly those that have been historically underserved/excluded from participation.10% Scholarly Outcomes: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 incumbents 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. Authorship of extension publications, local or regional practice publications, book chapters, other educational materials and electronic information delivery media if it is either peer reviewed before dissemination or if there is evidence of its adoption and use by peers.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. Documented impact due to local or regional adoption of improved practices, methods, or programs. Secured competitive grants and contracts appropriate for the scope and focus of the faculty members position. Named inventor of a protected intellectual property in the faculty members field. Recognition as a professional practitioner in community settings as demonstrated by:- Honorary degrees- Awards recognizing community, professional and/or scientific achievements- Fellowships in national professional and/or scientific organizations- Requests to serve as a technical advisor to government agencies, industry, or professional groupsFor more information on the scholarly outcome expectations for this position, please refer to the Guidelines for Professor of Practice Appointments and Promotion contained in the OSU Faculty Handbook. OSUs commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion may be present in research in the following forms: Conducting research that addresses issues of diversity/social justice in this positions area Including diverse perspectives on the research topic Emphasizing diversity in grant proposals Writing articles and books that address issues of diversity/social justice in this positions area Presenting conference papers on issues of diversity/social justice in this positions area5% Leadwork and supervision:Assist with directing Faculty Research Assistants/temporary/seasonal employees/student interns, including planning, assigning, and approving work.Supervise undergraduate and/or graduate student employees (1 or 2) in support of research activities, including planning work, assigning work, approving work, hiring/firing (or effectively recommend), preparing evaluations. Include Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the evaluation criteria.5% Organizational Accountability:Use technology successfully as a tool to increase the impact of program delivery on constituents including participating with Ask-an-Expert.Use multiple methods of electronic communication and social media (i.e. web sites, publications, video conferencing and other online methods) to collaborate internally and externally as appropriate.Implement fee-based programming and cost-recovery practices, develop partnerships, and solicit external funding to support and enhance educational programs as appropriate.Organize and maintain program advisory and management committees or networks to identify program needs, make recommendations, assist in program implementation, and evaluation of program effectiveness.Develop an annual plan of work addressing educational needs as well as evaluate the quality, inclusivity, and impact of educational programs provided to audiences as appropriate.Link your program level output with the overall OSU Extension and University brand in all opportunities. Provide community and statewide opinion leaders and decision makers the understanding and context on how your program level Extension work relates to overall Extension programming output. Annually provide impact statement reports adhering to Extension criteria.Contribute to equity, inclusion, and diversity as part of teaching, educational delivery, advising, research, Extension, service, and/or scholarly outcomes. Outputs and impacts of efforts to promote equity, inclusion, and diversity should be included in promotion dossiers.5% Service:Participate in professional activities and serve on University, College, Extension, and Community committees as appropriate.Market Extension programs locally, statewide, and nationally.Promote Oregon State University as a statewide institution of higher learning.
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Minimum education level :
Master degree in Forage, Cropping Systems, Animal Science, General Agriculture or a closely related field. Degree must be completed by date of application.
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Travel Requirements:
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 drivers 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. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.
Other Requirements:
Demonstrated teaching and applied research experience relating to surface water and ground water irrigation systems.Demonstrated teaching and applied research experience relating to Livestock and Pasture Management.Demonstrated knowledge of irrigated and non-irrigated cropping systems and water use efficiency.Demonstrated written and oral communication skills including the effective use of mass media.Demonstrated ability to work as a team member with other professionals and volunteers.Demonstrated ability to work with college bound students.Demonstrated ability to lead groups and to plan, organize, evaluate, manage, and delegate details associated with program and office management.General knowledge of computers, including proficiency with information technology.Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and evidence of good time management skills.Demonstrated life experience, education, and/or training that broaden capacity to equalize the success or impact on underserved audiences.A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.Must have or be able to obtain an Oregon pesticide applicators consultant license within six months of employment and maintain it throughout employment.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.


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Carleen Nutt
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When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:1) A resume/CV; and2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position. The Cover Letter must speak to each required qualification.3) Provide names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references. These may be included within your resume/vita or attached as a separate document (Other Document 1).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.