Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Assistant Professor-Extension Entomology
University or Organization :
Oregon State University
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Application Deadline :
Mar 15, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Assistant Professor-Extension Entomology
Keywords separated by commas :
extension, entomology, professor,
Location :
Corvallis, OR
Area, Department or Unit :
Crop and Soil Science Department
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Commensurate with Education and Experience
Start Date:
Sep 16, 2019
The Crop and Soil Science Department invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position.Extension and applied research appointment with an expectation for scholarly accomplishment appropriate to the position responsibilities. Leads development of extension and applied research programs and activities. Participates in college and university service activities. Participates in professional development programs. Acts as liaison with local industry and/or Extension stakeholder groups.The Crop and Soil Science Department and Entomology program seeks a scientist who will provide effective facilitation and technical skills to develop an applied research and extension program in sustainable arthropod pest management in Oregon cropping systems. The incumbent must view success as developing a program that meets the needs of county agents and stakeholders to effectively address the problems issues versus achieving personal recognition for independent activity. At the same time, the applicant must have disciplinary expertise to effectively interact with academic colleagues and be an active member of system teams. The focus of this position will be conducting relevant and responsive research to solve arthropod pest management problems in the unique agronomic field and seed-crop cropping systems of Oregon. On an as-needed basis, the incumbent will provide expertise and support in row cropping systems. Research will focus on efficient and economic management of insect and related pests against the backdrop of a variable and changing climate, and conservation of our natural resources.This Extension Entomology Field Crops position is a tenure-track, 9-month academic professorial faculty appointment with an academic home in the Department of Crop and Soil Science. The incumbent will contribute to the missions of Oregon State University Extension Service, Agricultural Experiment Station, and the College of Agricultural Sciences. The purpose of this position is to provide leadership in the development, implementation, synthesis, and evaluation of extension and applied research programs in arthropod pest management for sustainable agronomic crop and seed crop farming systems, and increased adoption of soil conservation practices. The faculty member is expected to collaborate with colleagues across the state as well as those in the region working with similar cropping systems.It is expected that the faculty member will obtain funds for summer salary through grant, contract, fees or other sources. It is expected that the faculty member will occasionally support and mentor graduate students based on availability of funding and serve on relevant graduate student committees.The entomologist will lead a team of OSU extension and research faculty that address cropping system problems and opportunities with focus on western Oregon. The team will need to secure external funding for program efforts. It is expected that applied research findings will be published in peer reviewed journals with extension of information to industry audiences through extension publications, as appropriate.This position carries the general and specific responsibilities of a faculty member described in the OSU Faculty Handbook and the promotion and tenure guidelines of Oregon State University. These include effective research and teaching programs, demonstrable scholarship and creative activity, service contributions, and active professional development.This position requires traveling since it is a western based but with statewide responsibilities.
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Minimum education level :
Doctoral degree in Entomology, IPM or related field
Years of experience :
Strong general background and experience in production of field crops.Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.Demonstrated extension, teaching, applied research and organizational skills.Demonstrated written and oral communication skills including the effective use of mass media.Demonstrated ability to work as a team member with other professionals.Demonstrated ability to lead groups and to plan, organize, evaluate, manage, and delegate details associated with program management.General knowledge of computers, including proficiency with communication technology (e.g. e-mail, internet media).Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and evidence of good time management skills.
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.
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Contact :
Silvia Rondon
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Application Instructions :
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 15. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.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) A one-page research statement indicating accomplishment and ability to produce scientific peer reviewed outputs (upload as other document)4) A one-page extension statement indicating your extension philosophy and approach to outreach while addressing diversity and engagement (upload as 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: