Assistant Professor-Extension Entomology
The Crop and Soil Science Department invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position.
Extension and applied research appointment with an expectation for scholarly accomplishment appropriate to the position responsibilities. Leads development of extension and applied research programs and activities. Participates in college and university service activities. Participates in professional development programs. Acts as liaison with local industry and/or Extension stakeholder groups.
The Crop and Soil Science Department and Entomology program seeks a scientist who will provide effective facilitation and technical skills to develop an applied research and extension program in sustainable arthropod pest management in Oregon cropping systems. The incumbent must view success as developing a program that meets the needs of county agents and stakeholders to effectively address the problems issues versus achieving personal recognition for independent activity. At the same time, the applicant must have disciplinary expertise to effectively interact with academic colleagues and be an active member of system teams. The focus of this position will be conducting relevant and responsive research to solve arthropod pest management problems in the unique agronomic field and seed-crop cropping systems of Oregon. On an as-needed basis, the incumbent will provide expertise and support in row cropping systems. Research will focus on efficient and economic management of insect and related pests against the backdrop of a variable and changing climate, and conservation of our natural resources.
This Extension Entomology Field Crops position is a tenure-track, 9-month academic professorial faculty appointment with an academic home in the Department of Crop and Soil Science. The incumbent will contribute to the missions of Oregon State University Extension Service, Agricultural Experiment Station, and the College of Agricultural Sciences. The purpose of this position is to provide leadership in the development, implementation, synthesis, and evaluation of extension and applied research programs in arthropod pest management for sustainable agronomic crop and seed crop farming systems, and increased adoption of soil conservation practices. The faculty member is expected to collaborate with colleagues across the state as well as those in the region working with similar cropping systems.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 15. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) A resume/CV; and
2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
3) A one-page research statement indicating accomplishment and ability to produce scientific peer reviewed outputs (upload as other document)
4) A one-page extension statement indicating your extension philosophy and approach to outreach while addressing diversity and engagement (upload as diversity statement)
You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.
Apply here: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/72656