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Oregon State University
Division of Extension and Engagement, Crop and Soil Sciences - Extension Field Facility
Posted: 11/15/2022
Assistant Professor of Practice

Oregon State University Division of Extension and Engagement, Crop and Soil Sciences – Extension Field Facility invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice based in Prineville, OR. This is a 12-month, full-time, fixed-term (annual reappointment) position that will serve the three-county Central Oregon Region and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The academic home is the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. Active contributions to scholarship are required.

The position will support agricultural crop management throughout Central Oregon, with an emphasis on water-efficient farming practices for cereal and forage and pasture production; healthy soil and water quality; greenhouse management; and integrated pest management.

The 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 extension 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 Extension program needs assessment, development, delivery, and evaluation, and for conducting applied research to support Extension activities.

Oregon State University is committed to state-of-the-science 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.

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

College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing student/learner success by engaging students in quality academic, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. Positions with primary responsibility for Extension and Engagement are likewise committed to learner success through programming appropriate for diverse audiences.

About the Division:

The Division of Extension and Engagement (Division) is core to 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:

OSU Extension programs, partnerships and volunteer opportunities are focused on:

  • Healthy communities and economies
  • Resilient and productive forestry and natural ecosystems
  • Sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening
  • Thriving youth, individuals and families

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 or excluded from participation.

OSU Division of Extension and Engagement’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

OSU Moving Forward Together

To review posting and apply, go to: Apply to posting #P06238UF. Closing Date: 12/15/22. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.