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Assistant Professor of Practice

Oregon State University
Oregon, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 20, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Oregon State University and the Extension Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Program are seeking applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Professor of Practice position that will be based at the OSU Extension Deschutes County Office in Redmond, Oregon, and will serve the three-county Central Oregon Region and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The academic home for this position will be determined by academic discipline of the candidate in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. Active contributions to scholarship are required (see the scholarly outcomes section of the posting for details).

The Division of Extension and Engagement (Division) is core to the Oregon State University’s mission.  The Division helps create real solutions and positive impact across Oregon and beyond.  The Division is aligned under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement.  To learn more about our Division and its core units and initiatives, please visit our website:

This position will support the development of sustainable agriculture in Central Oregon. This position will work broadly across the agriculture spectrum with an emphasis on agricultural plant and soil science focused on small-scale commercial cropping systems and high-value specialty crops.


As part of the Small Farms Program, this position is designed to address local agricultural needs plus contribute to and integrate with the current small farms faculty thereby increasing the position’s impact. This position will be able to draw on the expertise of the Small Farms Program team, the statewide Small Farms and Community Food Systems specialists, and other OSU faculty to bring other expertise to the Central Oregon region.


This faculty member contributes to the missions of Oregon State University Extension Service (OSUES) and the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) with a focus on agricultural systems that enhance environmental, economic, and social health.

The overall mission of the Extension Agriculture Program is to deliver research-based, objective, informal education to help Oregonians solve problems, develop leadership, and manage resources wisely. 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. CAS faculty are committed to enhancing learner success by engaging learners through programming appropriate for diverse audiences.

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 will be 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.

Active and effective communication with staff and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position and access to wireless services may be necessary.


This faculty member is expected to work with local growers and agricultural industry to establish program priorities for horticultural and agronomic producer needs.

This faculty member will design and deliver an innovative extension program that responds to the applied research and education needs related to sustainable agriculture in central Oregon, addressing small-scale, sustainable production, and high-value specialty crops.

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, this individual 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.

OSU Extension Service  
OSU Moving Forward Together .


To review posting and apply, please visit Posting #P05104UF. Closing date: 1/30/2022. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

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