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Director of Research Forests & Associate/Full Professor Extension Specialist in Silviculture

Forestry & Natural Resources Extension
Corvallis, Oregon
commensurate with education, skills, and experience
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

Oregon State University invites applications for a combination position as Research Forest Director of Research & Community Relations & Associate/Full Professor Extension Specialist in Silviculture. The Research Forest Director of Research & Community Relations will provide critical leadership and oversight to the 9 OSU Research and Demonstration Forests that serve as living laboratories for learners of all types to gain insight into all aspects of forest management. As Silviculture Extension Specialist, this position will assess and address silviculture research and outreach needs for a variety of audiences and stakeholders including private forest owners, natural resource professionals, industrial and agency owners and managers, and policy makers.

The Research Forest Director of Research & Community Relations must be a strategic planner capable of balancing responsibilities for implementation of a new forest plan, community relations, providing overarching vision and oversight of research, and leadership of personnel. They must ensure the forest operates in compliance with relevant federal and state regulations, prepare and monitor the research forest budget to ensure the forests are meeting expectations of economic as well as ecologic and social sustainability, and directly supervise the Research Forest Associate Director of Operations and the Recreation and Engagement Program Manager. They also provide supervision of forest operations undertaken by the Student Logging Training Program Manager. The Silviculture Extension Specialist is responsible for Extension programming, research and scholarly outputs, service, and functioning as a connector between Extension faculty and the research forests.

The director and specialist will be part of the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management (FERM) in the College of Forestry (COF), and also part of the Forestry and Natural Resources Extension team (FNR) that provides non-formal education on forestry and natural resource issues to a wide range of audiences across Oregon. Expectations include community relations, research oversight, forest plan implementation, Extension programming, applied research, and service.

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. This individual will design, develop, and 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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Application deadline: May 8, 2024 (full consideration), June 5, 2024 (final closing).

OSU is an AA/EOE/Fair Chance employer.

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