Position Summary

Position Description

The Organic Agriculture Program at Oregon State University is pleased to announce a cluster hire of four new Extension faculty positions specializing in organic, regenerative, and low input farming. The four positions will focus on Organic Soil Management, Organic Seed and Planting Stock, Organic Grains and Pulses, and Organic Tree Fruits and Nuts.

These statewide Extension positions will work as a collaborative team with the current Organic Vegetable and Organic Pasture and Forages specialists – and in partnership with farmers across Oregon– to create leading edge educational programs and applied research for all farmers of all scales and all approaches to farming. The positions are permanently funded with the opportunity to be promoted through academic ranks.  The Organic Agriculture Program is part of the Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems, a transdisciplinary farm and food systems hub in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. Cooperating on the hiring process are the Center, the Department of Crop & Soil Science, and the Department of Horticulture.

Successful candidates will value working in a collaborative team setting, have experience with outreach and applied research working with farmers and organizations that support farmers, and have strong disciplinary credentials and knowledge of organic and regenerative farming practices.

Links for the individual position postings are below. Please consider applying for more than one if you feel you are qualified.

Organic Soil Management Extension Specialist


Organic Tree Fruits and Nuts Extension Specialist


Organic Grains and Pulses Extension Specialist


Organic Seed and Planting Stock Extension Specialist


For full consideration, applications must be received by May 20, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted until June 18, 2024 if the applicant pool is insufficient.

For more information contact Garry Stephenson: garry.stephenson@oregonstate.edu