Position Summary

Descriptive Title

Sea Grant - coastal hazards

Salary and Other Benefits

Salary commensurate with education, training and experience.

Position Description

The Division of Extension and Engagement and Oregon Sea Grant seek applications for a fixed-term Assistant Professor of Practice position with a statewide assignment of coastal hazards. This position will be based at the Oregon State University Extension Service Clatsop County Office in Astoria, Oregon.

This Assistant Professor of Practice—Coastal Hazards position contributes to the missions of the OSU Extension Service, Oregon Sea Grant, and Oregon State University. The programmatic home for this position is the Oregon Sea Grant program of the OSU Extension Service. The academic home will need to be determined within one year of start date. This position is fully funded for the first year and funded at 0.75FTE thereafter; 0.25FTE funding is contingent on securing grants or other non-Extension, non-Oregon Sea Grant, sources of funding. This is a ranked position with promotional opportunities.

The purpose of this position is to increase the resilience of Oregon communities to the impacts of climate change and coastal natural hazards (e.g., coastal erosion, coastal flooding, landslides, earthquakes, and tsunamis). This faculty member connects university researchers and coastal decision makers in an ongoing educational process to better understand the physical processes of coastal natural hazards and their likely impacts on people, infrastructure and the environment. This faculty member engages local stakeholders to better understand and assess the local impacts of climate change and coastal hazards, and to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of hazards through improved practices and policies; and increases collaboration among coastal decision makers and researchers in the development of useful data and tools for monitoring, managing, and adapting to coastal natural hazards. Please visit our Coastal Hazards website to learn more: https://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/outreach-and-engagement/coastal-hazards.

Active and effective communication with staff and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position. This position will travel to and from meetings throughout the state, with occasional out-of-state travel for projects and training.

The Division of Extension and Engagement (Division) is core to the Oregon State University’s mission. The Division helps create real solutions and positive impact across Oregon and beyond.  The Division is aligned under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement. To learn more about our Division and its core units and initiatives, please visit our website: https://engagement.oregonstate.edu/.

To review posting and apply, please visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/110097. Posting #P04997UF. Closing date: 12/12/2021. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Geosciences, Geography, Marine Resource Management, Coastal Engineering or related field. Degree must be completed by application deadline date.

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?


Equal Employer Statement(s)

Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. In addition, faculty members will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that educational programs and outreach activities serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized/excluded from participation. OSU Extension Service https://extension.oregonstate.edu/about/diversity-equity-inclusion  OSU Moving Forward Together https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/president/moving-forward-together