Job Summary

Official Job Title :
OSU Extension Rangeland Fire Regional Specialist
University or Organization :
OSU Extension Service
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Application Deadline :
May 15, 2020
Descriptive Job Title :
OSU Extension Rangeland Fire Regional Specialist
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Location :
Burns, Oregon
Area, Department or Unit :
OSU Extension Service
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Start Date:
None Stated
The OSU Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Extension program and the OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension program invite applications for a full-time (1.00FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Professor of Practice position (Master's degree required) in the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Program Leaders.This Assistant Professor of Practice position will be stationed in Burns, Oregon. The academic home for this position will be the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences with the College of Agricultural Sciences. Active contributions to scholarship are required (see the scholarship duties section, below, for details).This rangeland position is designed to focus on Extension program development and delivery related to wildland fire science and management. The position will focus on educational programming to assist private rangeland managers, grazing permitees, wildland-urban interface homeowners, communities, and fire and fuel specialists and the fire prevention and suppression workforce. Key topics will include collaborative natural resource management, Fire Adapted Communities, Community Wildfire Protection Plans, wildland fire fuel reduction as related to grazing management, prescribed burning, and range management treatments to build fire resistance and resilience, post-burn recovery, Firewise programming, and fire workforce development.The position will work directly with faculty in both the OSU Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Extension program and the OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension program and with the statewide Rangeland Outreach Coordinator in Burns at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center (EOARC). This faculty member will be a team member of the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Fire Program and work directly with the five other Regional Fire Specialists, State Fire Specialist, and the Fire Program Manager. The position will also work cooperatively with external partners such as the Tribes, Oregon Cattlemens Association, Burea of Land Management (BLM), Harney County Wildfire Collaborative, Oregon Department of State Lands,ODFW,ODF,USFS, and USFWS, The Nature Conservancy, Sustainable Northwest, Northwest Fire Science Consortium, Oregon Prescribe Fire Council, local fire departments and fire protection districts, and the State Fire Marshals office to develop partnerships and facilitate landscape-scale, cross-boundary management projects.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 including online and hybrid classes, 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. Active and effective communication with colleagues and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position. This position will require traveling.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 Engagement 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 this commitment is achieved. This commitment includes, but its not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. 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.To review posting and apply, please visit Posting #P03713UF. Closing date: 05/15/2020. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.
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Kaylyn Hymes
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To review posting and apply, please visit Posting #P03713UF. Closing date: 05/15/2020. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.