The Forestry & Natural Resources Extension program invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position (depending on qualifications).
This is a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor faculty position in the College of Forestry, with an academic home in Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management. This is a statewide position located at the OSU campus in Corvallis, Oregon.
This position is designed to focus on Extension program development and delivery related to wildland fire science and management. In 2018, Oregon wildfire costs hit a record high of $514 million, with over 800,000 acres burned across the state, resulting in ecological, social, and economic damage. The position will focus on educational programming to assist private forest and range owners and managers, wildland-urban interface homeowners, communities, and fire and fuel specialists and the fire suppression workforce. Key topics will include collaborative natural resource management, wildland fire fuel reduction and management, prescribed burning, timber and range management treatments to build fire resistance and resilience, post-burn recovery, firewise programming, and fire workforce development. The position will work directly with Extension Agents and Regional Specialists in the Forestry & Natural Resources and Fire Extension Programs, and will also work cooperatively with external partners such as the Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Small Woodlands Association, the Oregon Tree Farm System, The Nature Conservancy, Sustainable Northwest, Northwest Fire Science Consortium, local fire departments, and the State Fire Marshal.
Active and effective communication with staff and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position. The faculty member will design, develop, deliver and evaluate Extension programs to insure that all people have equal program participation opportunities regardless of their age, color, disability, familial or parental status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, reprisal, sex, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or because all or a part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. 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 is required to use modern learning tools, employ and practice engaged scholarship, promote integration of programs across disciplines that are demand-drive and use open source tools that continually align with innovation and shifts in educational program delivery.
Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions), demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom Extension, or other setting, and develop a research program in the academic discipline/unit.
PhD degree in Forestry or related natural resources science or management, or closely related field AND at least one other degree (Bachelor's degree or Master's degree) related to forest or natural resources science or management.
Relevant experience, particularly related to wildfire and public outreach, education or Extension.
For the Associate Professor level, a minimum of six years of relevant experience OR current Associate Professor rank or higher.
A demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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 University Policy 05-030.
Work Environment/Schedule: Work hours are generally 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. from Monday through Friday, however, some work on weekday nights and weekends will be required. The primary place of work is on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, OR, but travel throughout the state will be required. Work is performed in indoor and outdoor settings including:
A professional office environment that includes operation of standard office equipment such as computers, tablet devices, phones, copiers and printers, calculators, and filing cabinets.
Field settings that include various terrains, and hot, cold, and wet conditions.
Physical Requirements: The work requires the ability to talk, listen, observe, stoop, reach, sit, stand, and use repetitive motions. The visual capacity to review and edit documents, and the ability to frequently remain in a stationary position, operate a computer and other standard office equipment, and converse by telephone and in person is required. Duties require the ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Field work requires the ability to work outside on uneven terrain in all weather conditions. Driving required for travel.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with training, education, and experience
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