The Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service invites
applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term (annual
reappointment) Assistant Professor of Practice - Extension Field
Crops and Watershed Management position that will be based at
the OSU Extension Service Malheur County Office in Ontario, Oregon.
The academic home for this position is the Department of Crop and
Soil Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon
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 educational program development,
delivery, and evaluation, and for conducting applied research
needed to support Extension activities.
This Assistant Professor of Practice - Extension Field Crops and
Watershed Management position is a spokesperson for some sectors of
Treasure Valley agriculture. It is essential that this faculty
member have an in-depth understanding of the cropping systems
sciences and appreciation of the area such that they can serve as a
technical advisor for local industry groups and provide science and
research-based guidance to other governmental agencies that are
developing policies that would affect the natural resource
industries of the county.
Applied research that addresses cropping system needs that
result in scholarly outputs appropriate for this position is
expected. What are considered to be “minor crops” on a national
level (onions, alfalfa seed, dry beans, etc.) are the backbone of
agriculture in Malheur County. Given this minor crop status,
maintaining current and seeking new local pesticide registrations
is critical to strengthening of agricultural industry success in
the County. The faculty member must assist in doing needed research
and paperwork to obtain local pesticide labels. This work is to be
done in cooperation with other OSU and University of
Idaho colleagues in the Treasure Valley.
To review posting and apply, please visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/102451.
Posting #P04462UF. Closing date: 7/8/2021. OSU is an