Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
University or Organization :
Oregon State University - Extension Service
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Sep 30, 2017
Descriptive Job Title :
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Horticulture
Keywords separated by commas :
Tree Fruit, pears, cherries, sweet cherries,
Location :
The Dalles
Area, Department or Unit :
Department of Horticulture
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Start Date:
Nov 01, 2017
Oregon State Universitys College of Agricultural Sciences and the OSU Extension Service invite applications for a full-time, 9-month, annual tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor that will serve the OSU Wasco and Hood River Region. The academic home will be the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. This position will be based in The Dalles at Wasco County Extension Office with a satellite office at the Mid-Columbia Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Hood River. Summer salary for two months will be provided by the College of Agricultural Sciences for three years after the start of the position. After that, it is expected that grants, fees, gifts, and or local funding will be secured for summer salary. Obtaining these funds will be the responsibility of the faculty member.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 educational program development, delivery, and evaluation, and for conducting applied research needed to support Extension activities.This faculty member will provide leadership for developing and evaluating Extension education programs and activities to clientele and organizations in commercial horticulture in Wasco and Hood River 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 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.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.OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.
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Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
75% Extension Teaching, Applied Research, and Other assignments: Tree Fruit HorticulturePrimary focus is to provide applied research and extension leadership for developing educational programs related to sweet cherry and pear production by effectively using formal and informal advisory groups to identify the needs and interests for Wasco and Hood River Counties. The Extension position provides local, regional, national and international leadership in sweet cherry and pear education thorough the creation of Extension publications, popular journal articles, an up to date website, workshops, seminars and tours.Provide technical field assistance to clientele as needed.Design, conduct and report on the results of applied research projects linked to industry needs. Collaborate with and be part of the workgroup of scientists based at the OSU MCAREC research center in tree fruit related research.Coordinate with the MCAREC Horticulture position to identify local needs and design basic and applied research priorities to meet stakeholder demands.Meet the informational needs by accessing information from a variety of sources and disseminate through appropriate mechanisms (newsletters, radio, television, internet, presentations, etc.).Develop and utilize a program advisory committee and/or other advisory mechanisms as necessary to identify program needs, assist in program implementation and evaluate program effectiveness.Report outcomes and impacts of educational programs. Keep records and provide necessary reports to Extension Administration and the College of Agricultural Sciences.Serve as an educational liaison to local agricultural organizations and state and federal agricultural related agencies.Cooperate with subject matter specialists, other county faculty to provide program support as appropriate.Facilitate effective communication with key stakeholders and the general public to promote programs, market Extension and increase support for Extension and Agricultural programs.Provide support and collaborate with statewide and regional faculty and partners to support other perennial fruit crops, including grapes and blueberries.For all program content, include a diversity of perspectives in course content with particular attention to addressing the concerns of marginalized individuals and populations. Professional DevelopmentParticipate in professional development opportunities that enhance the educational programming capacities and administrative leadership. SupervisionProvide oversight and leadership for program assistants and lead work for faculty research assistants as appropriate. This includes recruitment, plan/assign/approve work, and annual performance evaluations. (5%)15% Scholarly Outcomes:Assigned duties for this position are expected to result in scholarly outcomes. Appropriate types of scholarship for this position include, but are not limited to: Teaching, discovery, engagement, creativity, integration, research, and application that are communicated and validated through regional, statewide, and/or national publications, as appropriate, and/or through presentations at professional meetings. Innovative and inclusive educational materials and effective teaching methods that meet clientele needs, with materials, methods, and outcomes shared with peers in state, region, and/or the nation. Solicitation of private and public support for Extension programs and the Oregon State University Extension Service.For more information on the scholarly outcome expectations for this position, please refer to the Criteria for Promotion and Tenure contained in the OSU Faculty Handbook.5% Organizational Accountability:Utilize 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 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 evaluate program effectiveness.Develop an annual plan of work addressing educational needs as well as evaluate the quality and impact of educational programs provided to audiences as appropriate.Link your program level output with the overall OSUES and OSU 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 OSUES programming output. Annually provide impact statement reports adhering to OSUES 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 and tenure dossiers.5% Service:Maintain active membership and participation in appropriate professional organizations.Attend staff meetings and maintain professional relationships with extension faculty and office staff.Develop and maintain effective community working relationships and work with appropriate organizations and agencies in the assigned areas.Market Extension programs locally, statewide and nationally.Participate in department faculty committees and other appropriate activities as requested by department head.Serve on college, Extension, and university committees as appropriate.
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Minimum education level :
PhD degree in Horticulture, Entomology, Pest Management, Plant Pathology, Soil Science or closely related field. Degree must be completed by start date.
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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:
Teaching (classroom and programmatic) and organizational skills.Demonstrated ability to connect and relate as well as communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with industry stakeholders.Demonstrated ability to work as a team member with other professionals.Demonstrated ability to create equitable learning environments.Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and manage competing time demands.Must have or be able to obtain an Oregon Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicators Consultant License within six months of employment and maintain it throughout employment.Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.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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Mark Chien
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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.3) 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. Optional Document 1 can be used for references.4) Optional Document 2 can be used for the posting specific question. (See posting for question.)For additional information please contact: Mark Chien at or Chip Bubl at