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Oregon State University
Extension & Engagement
Posted: 10/11/2023
Agriculture Extension Agent

Oregon State University Extension Service and the College of Agricultural Sciences invite applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice (Agriculture Extension Agent) position with the Extension Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Program. This is a 12-month, full-time, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position based in Condon, Oregon that will serve Gilliam and Morrow counties. The academic home for this position is in the Department of Crop and Soil Science. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Regional Director, Program Leader, and Department Head.

This faculty member will develop and conduct educational programs and contribute to applied field research activities in topics relevant to crops, livestock, and general agriculture as well as economic development and community development in Gilliam County. This position will serve as an educational liaison to local agricultural organizations and state and federal agencies as well as work collaboratively with agricultural producers in the region, commodity organizations, and subject matter specialists to provide Extension programs in the assigned counties.

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 faculty member will contribute to the missions of Oregon State University Extension Service (OSUES) and the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS). CAS faculty are committed to enhancing 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 Division website: https://engagement.oregonstate.edu/.

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/Visual 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


OSU Moving Forward Together



Position Duties:

This faculty member embeds the commitment of the university to a collaborative and inclusive community in all interactions and duties performed while fostering a welcoming and respectful workplace culture.

75% Extension Teaching and Related Assignments

(a) Extension Teaching

(b) Mormon Cricket Management Plan

© Partnerships/Collaboration/Networking

(d) Accountability

10% Applied Research

10% Scholarship

Refer to section V of the OSU Faculty Promotion & Tenure Handbook: https://facultyaffairs.oregonstate.edu/faculty-handbook/promotion-and-tenure-guidelines#Practice

5% – Service


Minimum/Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Education, Natural Resources, Soils, Crops, Animal Science, or a field closely related to the duties of the position.
  • A basic working knowledge of conducting applied field research.
  • Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills including the effective use of electronic (traditional and web-based) and printed mass media.
  • Must have or be able to obtain an Oregon Department of Agriculture Pesticide Consultant License within six months of employment and maintain it throughout employment.
  • Ability to gather, interpret and communicate clearly and effectively broad-based scientific information with community and industry stakeholders.
  • Ability to lead groups, create partnerships, and to plan, organize, evaluate, manage, and delegate details associated with program management.
  • General ability to use common computers, including proficiency with information technology, web sites and social media.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.


Preferred (Special) Qualifications:

  • Practical on-farm experience.
  • Teaching (classroom and programmatic) and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding the role of program advisory committees.
  • Demonstrated life experience, education, and/or training that broaden capacity to equalize the success or impact on underserved audiences.
  • Course work, training, or experience with experimental design or basic statistical methods appropriate for applied field research.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate multiple cultural perspectives in educational design and delivery.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to the changing technology environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to secure external funding support for educational and research programs.
  • Ability or ability to create equitable learning environments for both large and small farms and communities.


Working Conditions/Work Schedule:

  • Extension teaching and applied research activities will take place outdoors, on farms, research stations, and other settings.
  • The position requires working some evenings and weekends.
  • The position requires travel within the state of Oregon and may require travel out of state.

To review posting and apply, go to: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/144770. Apply to posting #P07390UF.  Closes: 11/09/2023. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.