Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Assistant Professor of Practice
University or Organization :
Oregon State University - Extension Service
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Oct 30, 2018
Descriptive Job Title :
Coastal Fisheries & Marine Resources Community Educator
Keywords separated by commas :
Coastal, Fisheries, Marine, Sea Grant
Location :
Lincoln County
Area, Department or Unit :
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Commensurate with experience and education
Start Date:
Dec 01, 2018
This 12-month, fixed-term, Coastal Fisheries & Marine Resources Community Educator position will be serving the Oregon Coastal Region with specific emphasis on Lincoln County and the mid-coast region. The position will be based in Newport, Oregon and will report to the OSU Regional Director in consultation with the OSG Outreach and Engagement Leader. This is a ranked position with promotional opportunities; the individual hired will need to determine an academic home within one year of start date.OSG is a statewide program housed at OSU and is one of 33 programs in the National Sea Grant College Program network funded by Congress through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in partnership with OSU.This position carries the general and specific responsibilities of a faculty member described in the OSU Faculty Handbook. These include an Extension education program and service contributions, and active professional development.This position will work with commercial fishing fleets, scientists (academic, agency, and NGO), management agency staff (local, state, and federal), fishing support businesses, other marine resources professionals, and the public. This work includes the facilitation, development, execution, coordination, and evaluation of education and research projects related to commercial fisheries and marine resources. This position will work with stakeholders to understand their needs and develop solutions through consultation and cooperation, serving as a liaison between various audiences.This individual will have experience working directly with commercial fishermen and other marine industries, and possess the demonstrated ability to create and maintain respected relationships through the engagement of diverse audiences. Active and effective communication and cooperation with university, community, and industry stakeholders are critical to the success of this position.This individual will have an interest in marine resource science and management and will serve as a community liaison and educator; not primarily a researcher. Knowledge of current fisheries and marine resource management practices and the human/policy related methodologies and processes for the marine environment is essential. This individual does not need to be an expert in any one of these fields but must have an existing, demonstrated willingness to listen, learn, and become familiar with commercial fisheries and related marine industries in coastal Oregon, a variety of different fisheries-related issues, and engage fishing community members in research, policy, and education; all are absolutely essential to the success of this position.Sea Grant Extension is part of OSGs Outreach and Engagement mission that brings the resources of research and higher education to coastal residents, businesses, and communities facing real-world issues. Extension Sea Grant field faculty, housed on or off campus at OSU Extension Service offices and at other locations, deliver community education as local issues and needs arise, in areas ranging from vessel safety to inland fish habitat. Specialists and educators focus on subjects of broader concern including watershed and ecosystem health, marine fisheries, community development and seafood, and coastal and marine resource planning. Together, they form a team that are community-learning focused, committed to working with coastal residents, communities, and policymakers to look at problems and find the right tools to solve them.OSU, OSUES, and OSG value diversity, equity, and inclusion in the organization and the audiences it serves.Team members are expected to value differing perceptions and world views, exhibit respect, and encourage diversity and inclusion. 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:
80% Extension Teaching, Outreach, and Engagement Develop, integrate, apply, and disseminate existing or new research-based knowledge to affect changes that promote improved management of fisheries and marine resources. Organize and maintain advisory committees or networks to identify program needs, make recommendations, assist in implementation, and evaluate effectiveness. Design, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate community education programs related to commercial fisheries and marine resources programs. Promote understanding of fisheries and coastal policy, help commercial fishermen and associated communities of interest and place integrate into decision-making and problem-solving. Foster sustainability of fishery and marine resources and the publics understanding of those resources. Potential topic areas include but are not limited to workforce and business/market development, seafood safety and human health, and marine pollution. Coordinate delivery of community education programs with appropriate partners, organizations, agencies, and industries including but not limited to fee-based programming and cost-recovery practices. Make significant contributions as a neutral liaison and team player with other community educators and co-learners including other program areas, diverse clientele, and volunteers in multidisciplinary or multi-agency projects across program areas and coastal communities. Work as a team member with the other OSG fisheries Extension faculty, Extension County Leader, and other faculty, staff, and stakeholders to address organizational issues and opportunities. Promote good communication and cooperation externally and internally by using multiple methods (personal and electronic; face to face, written, websites, social media, video conferencing). Utilize technology as a tool to increase the impact of program delivery, including but not limited to Ask-an-Expert. Maintain professional competency and seek professional experiences to ensure accurate and pertinent program offerings, effective teaching and delivery methods, and professional and personal growth. Seek grant opportunities; provide leadership as principal investigator. Develop partnerships and solicit external funding to support and enhance educational programming as appropriate. Provide community and statewide decision makers the understanding and context on how your program level work relates to overall Extension programming output, and report annually via OSG and OSUES processes. Link program output with overall OSG, OSUES, and OSU brand in all opportunities. Participate in leadership training opportunities that builds expertise around equity, inclusion, and diversity. Contribute to equity, inclusion, and diversity as part of Extension educational delivery, research and/or scholarly outcomes. Outputs and impacts of efforts to promote equity, inclusion, and diversity should be included in promotion dossiers.15% Scholarship and Creative Activity Scholarly and creative work is intellectual work, the significance of which is validated by peers. Emphasis in scholarship should be placed on outcomes that recognize activities as a professional practitioner in community settings as defined by this position description. To achieve promotion, scholarship for this position must include peer-reviewed materials that are durable and findable in the web environment. This typically includes 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 programs and services, definitive professional practice reviews, or case reports among others. This might also include authorship of Extension publications, local or regional practice publications, book chapters, and other education materials if it is either peer reviewed before dissemination or if there is evidence of its adoption/use by peers. 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 can be augmented by other forms of peer validation such as invited presentations, posters, published abstracts or proceedings; local or regional adoption of improved practices, methods or programs; secured competitive grants and contracts appropriate for the scope and focus of the position; named inventor of protected intellectual property in the facultys field; recognition as a professional practitioner in community settings as demonstrated by honorary degrees, awards or scientific achievements, fellowships in national professional or scientific organizations; and requests to serve as a technical advisor to government agencies, industry, or professional groups. For 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.5% Organizational Accountability and Service Develop an annual plan of work and evaluate the quality and impact of all educational and research endeavors. Keep records and provide necessary reports to OSUES, OSG, and departmental administration. Maintain professional relationships with other faculty and staff; participate in staff meetings including those of the OSG program. Serve on University, College, Departmental, OSUES, OSG, or other professional committees when appropriate, and maintain active membership and participation in professional organizations.
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Minimum education level :
Masters Degree in Marine Resource Management, Fisheries, Natural Resources, Education (with a natural resource emphasis), Social Science (with a natural resource emphasis), or a related field. Degree must be completed by application date.
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Travel Requirements:
This position requires driving a University or 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:
At least two years experience in designing and delivering marine or natural science related public education, outreach and engagement processes/programs, community development, or related science communication efforts.Demonstrated knowledge of the commercial fishing industry, and other marine topics such as marine science or marine conservation.Evidence of positive connections with rural communities, commercial fishing and/or other marine industries/stakeholders.Evidence of good judgment, leadership, and organizational skills. The ability to be objective and work effectively with and build successful relationships with commercial fishermen and other marine resource professionals, academic/agency/NGO scientists, cooperators, decision makers, and the public.Demonstrated evidence of Extension (i.e., adult / community) teaching skills and strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to articulate to stakeholder groups the relative impacts of potential policy or management decisions based on current research.Demonstrated evidence of success at building strong morale with colleagues or cooperators.Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.Demonstrated ability to use common computer software, websites, smart phone apps, social media, and ability to use technology to stay connected while working away from the office.Demonstrated ability to work independently and travel to various locations around the region and state.


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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.3) Answer Supplemental questionFor additional information please contact: Flaxen Conway at 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.