Metro Master Gardener Assistant Professor of Practice
Oregon State University
Department: Horticltr Extn Field Fac (AHT)
Appointment Type: Academic Teaching/Research Faculty
Job Location: Oregon City
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with education, training and experience.
The Department of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Professor of Practice position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
This faculty member will develop and conduct educational programs and contribute to applied horticulture research activities in topics relevant to gardening as well as economic development and community development in Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah Counties. This position will serve as an educational liaison to local metro area organizations and state and federal agencies as well as work collaboratively with Master Gardeners, local organizations, and subject matter specialists to provide Extension programs in the assigned counties.
As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement, OSU promotes economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation and the world.
The faculty member contributes to the missions of Oregon State University Extension Service (OSUES) and the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS). CAS faculty are committed to enhancing learner 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.
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence:
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.
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Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!
Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves – we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.
• Top 1.4% university in the world
• More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
• 1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
• 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
• 7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
• 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
• 35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
• 217k+ alumni worldwide
• For more interesting facts about OSU visit: https://oregonstate.edu/about
Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.
Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine county. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.
Total Rewards Package:
Oregon State University offers a https://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/prospective-employee with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
• Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
• Retirement savings paid by the university.
• A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
• Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
• Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.
Future and current OSU employees can use the https://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/new-employees/benefits-calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.
Additional Required Qualifications
What You Will Need
• Master’s degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, Ecology, or closely related field. Degree must be completed by start date.
• Demonstrated teaching, professional experience, or interest in community horticulture as a tool for addressing urban environmental issues.
• Demonstrated experience with volunteer management or demonstrated success in leadership.
• Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the ability to successfully engage with diverse populations in a culturally responsible manner.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and professionally with a variety of audiences through written and oral communication skills, including the effective use of electronic (traditional and web-based) and printed mass media.
• Must have or be able to obtain an Oregon Department of Agriculture Pesticide Consultant License within six months of employment and maintain it throughout employment.
• Ability to gather, interpret and communicate clearly and effectively broad-based scientific information
• Ability to lead diverse groups and plan, organize, evaluate, manage, and delegate details associated with program management.
• Ability to develop and sustain partnerships, including with academic peers, regional stakeholders, and local horticultural organizations.
• Ability to use common computers (including proficiency with information technology, websites, and social media) and adapt to the changing technology environment.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
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 driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
What We Would Like You to Have
• Demonstrated interest in developing active learning approaches using modern technologies and approaches, including Internet-based.
• Ability to create equitable learning environments for diverse communities including incorporating multiple cultural perspectives in the educational design and delivery.
• Multilingual and/or multicultural in languages/cultures that are increasingly represented in Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah Counties, such as but not limited to Spanish/Latin-American, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Deaf culture/American Sign Language.
• Demonstrated ability to secure external funding support for educational and research programs.
• Demonstrated skills in plant problem diagnosis.
Working Conditions / Work Schedule
Special Instructions to Applicants
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) Curriculum vitae: Finalists will be required to give an open presentation which may include the distribution of their redacted curriculum vitae and a short biography
2) Cover letter that addresses each required qualification
3) A response to the following prompt uploaded as Diversity Statement:
After reviewing the OSU mission statement at http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/trustees/oregon-state-university-mission-statement and the emphasis on diversity, please state how your background and experience has prepared you to be effective in an environment that values diversity
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:Jamie Davis
OSU 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.
OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard 05-010. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.
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 driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the motor vehicle check requirement.
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