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Oregon State University
Extension and Engagement--Forestry and Natural Resources
Posted: 02/02/2023
Assistant Professor of Practice -- Extension Forester for Benton, Linn, and Polk counties in Oregon

Assistant Professor of Practice — Extension Forester for Benton, Linn, and Polk counties in Oregon

Oregon State University (OSU) Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program is recruiting an energetic, creative, and collaborative individual committed to sustaining natural resources and strengthening communities and economies by serving as an Extension forester serving Benton, Linn, and Polk counties in Oregon.  This is a 12- month, full-time, county-based Extension and fixed-term professorial position based in Corvallis or Tangent, OR. The anticipated starting salary is in the range of $58,008 – $63,000, commensurate with education, skills, and experience.

This Extension forester will be part of the Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) Extension team that provides non-formal education on forestry and natural resource issues to a wide range of audiences. “Non-formal” refers to off-campus, non-credit learning opportunities such as workshops, field trips, property tours, and demonstrations, as well as indoor presentations, narrative communications such as blog posts and other social media, videos, and articles. Educational audiences and partners may include adults who are private woodland owners, homeowners in the wildland-urban interface, professional natural resource managers such as foresters and forest workers, collaborative conservation groups and watershed councils, tribes, policymakers, economic development officials, and teachers. Extension foresters also commonly engage a broad spectrum of youth through teacher professional development or directly through outdoor schools, camps, and other youth events. Educational topics could include sustaining forest health, wildlife habitats, and forest productivity through subjects such as forest ecology, silviculture, wildfire preparedness, reforestation, forest restoration, water resources, climate change, bioenergy, and collaborative conservation and recreation.

The Extension forester will address clientele’s needs using their own skills and knowledge along with those of local partners and the collective resources of the FNR team, including the new Extension Fire Program. They will work independently and also collaboratively with FNR colleagues to address both local and statewide needs. They will use modern learning tools including online and hybrid classes, to help Extension build a culture of engaged scholarship where we seek active partnerships between the University and community and promote integration of programs across disciplines. We rely on active and effective communication with colleagues, staff, partner organizations, and stakeholders. The position will require travel.

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 Division website: https://engagement.oregonstate.edu/.

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/excluded from participation.

OSU Division of Extension and Engagement’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – https://extension.oregonstate.edu/about/diversity-equity-inclusion

OSU Moving Forward Together – https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/president/moving-forward-together

Summary of Benefits: https://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/prospective-employee

To calculate our Total Rewards Package use this link: https://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/new-employees/benefits-calculator

To review posting and apply, go to https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/131638. Apply to posting # P06447UF. For full consideration, apply by March 15. Closing date of March 31, 2023 is subject to change without notice to applicants. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.