Job Summary

Official Job Title :
OSU Extension Horticulture Professor of Practice
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OSU Extension Service
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Application Deadline :
Mar 18, 2020
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Location :
Tillamook and Clatsop counties in Oregon
Area, Department or Unit :
OSU Extension Service
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Full Time
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Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Start Date:
None Stated
The Extension Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Program invites applications for a full-time (1.00FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Professor of Practice position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Program Leader and Regional Director. This position is with the Extension Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Program and will be serving both Tillamook and Clatsop Counties.The incumbent will select one of these county offices as their primary job location.The academic home is the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research and outreach and engagement,OSUpromotes 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 program development, delivery, and evaluation, and for conducting applied research needed to support Extension activities.This faculty member develops and conducts educational programs and contributes to applied field research activities in topic areas of relevant to commercial small farms and community horticulture. The individual will work collaboratively with area agricultural producers, agriculture and natural resource agencies, andOSUfaculty to plan, organize, deliver and evaluate educational programs and provide farm-related problem-solving services.This position provides leadership for the Tillamook and Clatsop County Master Gardener volunteer programs. In this role the faculty member oversees volunteer recruitment, training and retention; organizes volunteer middle managers; and collaborates with the local Master Gardener Associations. The incumbent is expected to develop community horticulture classes in coastal gardening for the general public, for delivery personally or through volunteers or other collaborators.This position also provides leadership for programming related to commercial and non-commercial small farms in Tillamook and Clatsop Counties. In this role, the faculty member will utilize farmer and community-based organizations in an advisory capacity to identify and implement educational programs and applied research to fit local needs, and collaborate with Small Farms Program faculty to bring programming into the region. This includes participating in Small Farms Program efforts including planning meetings, and contributions to web, newsletter and other educational resources. In addition, the faculty member will build community, agency, andOSUsupport for future expansion of Small Farms programming in the region.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 andOSUExtension Service are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All employees ofOSUExtension Service are responsible for helping to ensure that this commitment is achieved. This commitment includes, but it is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. In addition, this position will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that all people have equal program participation opportunities.
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Kaylyn Hymes
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To review posting and apply, please visit Posting #P03612UF. Closing date: 03/18/2020. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.