The North Willamette Research and Extension Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Professor of Practice position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
This position is located at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, OR.
This position as a Horticultural Crops Research and Registration Specialist, will have an academic home in a department such as Horticulture, Crop and Soil Science, or Botany and Plant Pathology. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Research Center Director. This appointment may be considered at the Associate Professor of Practice level with the candidate’s qualifications demonstrating an exemplary record of scholarly outcomes, extramural funding, outreach, and publications commensurate with this level to be granted the same rank at Oregon State University.
The mission of the Oregon State University Extension Program is to perform research and deliver research-based, objective, informal education to help Oregonians solve problems, develop leadership, and manage resources wisely.
The faculty member is primarily responsible for (1) providing leadership in the development and implementation of a program designed to expedite the registration of pest management products for Oregon specialty crops, and (2) develop outreach programs to educate and inform the horticultural food commodity group, including hop, oilseed, and forage producers, as well as processors, and other ag professionals of the research requirements and processes employed to register safe and effective pest management solutions for specialty crops.
The faculty member will collaborate with Extension Specialists and Field Faculty, university researchers and commodity groups in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest to discover and identify effective pest-mitigating products and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies that preserve beneficial organisms, have limited environmental impact, enhance resistance management to mitigate the selection of pesticide resistant populations, but still support the goal of optimizing production.
The incumbent will collaborate with the National and Regional Interregional Research Project #4 (IR-4) Project, the Oregon Department of Agriculture and product manufacturers to expedite the registration of these products.
All programs are designed, developed, maintained, and/or carried out to insure that all people have equal employment opportunities and equal program participation.
Requires Master’s or terminal degree and experience in the academic discipline/unit.
M.S. or equivalent in Horticulture, Crop Science, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Weed Science, or related field.
Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team; and work and communicate with colleagues.
Strong scientific writing and technical presentation skills.
Experience in designing and implementing efficacy and crop safety pest management field research.
Work experience: a minimum of two years in entomology, plant pathology, weed science, and/or integrated pest management systems.
Ability to secure (within 6 months of start date) and maintain Oregon pesticide applicator license.
To be considered at the Associate Professor of Practice level, the candidate must have an exemplary record of scholarly outcomes, extramural funding, outreach, and publications commensurate with this level to be granted the same rank at Oregon State University.
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 OSU Standard 576-055-0000 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 OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.
Will need to travel independently, work in outside environments in a variety of field and weather conditions and may need to operate a variety of farm-related equipment.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience
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