Oregon State University-Cascades, in Bend, Oregon, invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Executive Director in Residence in Outdoor Products. This is a fixed term Instructor rank faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.
OSU-Cascades is creating the first-of-its-kind bachelor's degree in Outdoor Products.
This new program complements established programs in Natural Resources and in Tourism, Recreation, and Adventure Leadership. This new curriculum, with input and support from the most well-known outdoor product companies in the US, has been conceived and designed to prepare tomorrow's outdoor product managers, entrepreneurs, and executives for roles in the growing outdoor products industry. The program of study will prepare a graduate to take an outdoor product from conception to market using a systems approach. Preparation will cover innovation, design, consumer behavior and demand analysis, supply chain, marketing, sales, and entrepreneurship. Because this industry relies on outdoor recreation, often enjoyed on public lands, the curriculum will include courses in natural resources, sustainability, and outdoor leadership, as well as internships within the outdoor products industry.
We are seeking the inaugural Executive Director in Residence to help launch and administer the program. The Executive Director will have input into the final curriculum and has the unique opportunity to develop this program from the ground up.
The individual in this position will develop, implement, and maintain an innovative Outdoor Products degree program offered at OSU-Cascades. The ideal candidate collaborates with leaders in industry, teaches, maintains currency, and performs service. This is a 9-month academic year position with a flexible start date starting in Fall 2017. The relative percentage effort in the position duties listed below will change with the program launch and maturity. Initial teaching of 2 to 3 courses will increase to 5 to 6 courses as program development activities decrease.
In Oregon, the outdoor recreation economy exceeds $12 billion dollars a year in consumer spending and employs over 140,000 people. In Bend alone, there are over 100 outdoor companies, each with increasing needs to find employees with the education and skills necessary to grow their businesses. The outdoor product companies that have participated in creating and funding this program are eager to partner with the university through internships and other innovative hands-on educational experiences necessary for preparing students for careers in the management of outdoor products.
Oregon State University's commitment to student success includes hiring, retaining, and developing diverse faculty to mentor and educate our undergraduate and graduate students from entry through graduation. Our Strategic Plan (http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/strategicplan/phase3) articulates the strategies we believe critical to advancing and equalizing student success. As part of this commitment, OSU has established a hiring initiative designed to support these strategies.
Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and professional experience.
OSU-Cascades, located in Bend, Ore., is a branch campus of Oregon State University. Established in 2001, the university currently enrolls more than 1,100 students in bachelor's and master's degree programs. The campus expanded to a four-year university in 2015, and opened its new campus in 2016. The branch campus has ambitious enrollment goals to reach 3,000 to 5,000 students by 2025. OSU-Cascades is engaged in building a culturally diverse and community-centric educational environment.
Typically requires Master’s degree in discipline appropriate to the field of teaching/instructional tasks.
-Master's degree in fields such as Product Design, Technical Design, Industrial Engineering/Design, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Products or related field. -Experience with or demonstrated potential for teaching Outdoor Products courses at the college or university level. -Experience in the Outdoor Products industry (i.e., executive/management/design in the industry). -A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
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OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.