Assistant Professor (Practice) - Horticulture

Oregon, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 02, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Oregon State University (OSU) and the OSU Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Extension program invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Professor of Practice-Horticulture position that will be based at the OSU Extension Service Josephine County Office in Grants Pass, Oregon. The academic home of the position is the OSU Department of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural Sciences. To review posting and apply, please visit Posting #P04155UF. Closing date: 02/28/2021. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

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. 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 and publishing applied research to support Extension activities.

This faculty member develops and conducts educational programs in topic areas relevant to small-scale commercial and community agriculture, with emphasis on diversified vegetable, orchard, and seed crops. The individual will work collaboratively with area agricultural producers, agriculture and natural resource agencies, and OSU faculty to plan, organize, deliver and evaluate educational programs and provide farm-related problem-solving services. Service to Illinois Valley residents is expected, in addition to broader countywide efforts.

This faculty member provides leadership for the Josephine County Master Gardener volunteer program. In this role the faculty member oversees volunteer recruitment, training and retention; organizes volunteer middle managers; and collaborates with the local Master Gardener Association. The faculty member is also expected to develop community horticulture classes for the general public, for delivery personally or through volunteers or other collaborators.

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.

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 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, all 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.