Oregon State University Portal | Assistant Professor (Practice), Hemp
This is a full-time, 12-month, 1.0 fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position that will serve the state of Oregon, with emphasis on the Rogue Valley, as an Agriculture (Hemp) Extension faculty member. The location of this position is the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC), Central Point. The academic home for this position will be the Department of Crop and Soil Science or the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University.
This position has a scholarly outcome expectation as outlined in the OSU Faculty Handbook and the Academic Affairs document “Scholarship defined for Professors of Practice”.
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.
The faculty member contributes to the missions of Oregon State University Extension Service (OSUES), the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) , and Global Hemp Innovation Center (GHIC), with principal responsibility for needs assessment, Extension program development, educational program delivery and instruction, applied research, and evaluation for adult audiences in the area of hemp production, processing, and regulation.
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-driven and use open source tools that continually align with innovation and shifts in educational program delivery.
Active and effective communication with staff and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position and access to wireless services is necessary.
College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing student success by engaging students in quality academic, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. Positions with primary responsibility for Extension and Outreach are likewise committed to learner success through programming appropriate for diverse audiences.
Oregon State University and the OSU Extension Service are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All employees of OSU Extension Service are responsible for helping to ensure that this commitment is achieved. This commitment includes, but it is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. In addition, all faculty members will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that all people have equal program participation opportunities.
The commitment of OSU Extension Service to maintain and enhance a collaborative and inclusive community should be exemplified in all interactions and duties performed.
80% – Extension Teaching and Research
This position is based in southern Oregon and has regional geographic (60%) and statewide (20%) duties. The position is associated with the Global Hemp Innovation Center (GHIC). The GHIC, in its catalyst role, will link the position to other programs and colleges at OSU as well as hemp growers and processers both regionally and statewide.
The position will provide consultation and leadership for educational programing for hemp growers and processors and other supply chain participants in Oregon. As such, developing a strong working relationship with hemp grower groups and processing businesses is essential.
Develop a comprehensive Extension program that addresses high priority and emerging topics relevant to hemp, hemp farming, processing, and marketing.
Determine Extension program needs and priorities through use of producer and marketing associations, state and federal regulators and service providers, collaboration with other OSU faculty, and meetings with individual growers and industry leaders.
Meet the informational needs, including emails, phone calls, and walk-in questions, by accessing information from a variety of sources and disseminate through appropriate mechanisms (Ask an Expert, social media, newsletters, radio, television, internet, presentations, etc.).
Evaluate ongoing effectiveness and impact of Extension education programs and refine to meet emerging needs. File required reports describing outcomes and impacts of the program as requested by unit, college, and university administrators.
Conduct applied research and demonstration trials in cooperation with other OSU faculty to develop or confirm sustainable hemp management practices.
Develop sources of funds needed to conduct such trials, and supervise Faculty Research Assistants, Bio Science Tech., undergraduate/graduate students, or temporary workers where appropriate depending on funding.
Present research findings and educational material at local, regional and national meetings, and publish this new information so that it is accessible to growers and peers. Communicate and interact with local, state, and federal regulatory and service agencies on an ongoing basis to provide rapid dissemination of changing laws and regulations affecting hemp growers and processors.
Provide leadership for the OSU hemp working group within the college and seek to participate in other relevant working groups as appropriate.
Cultivate relationships statewide with stakeholders and commodity groups with the goal of sustaining legislative and local support for the OSU hemp Extension program
Seek to create and maintain a robust hemp advisory group to inform on future hemp programs
Participate in professional development opportunities that enhance the educational programming capacities and leadership. Include a diversity of perspectives in program content with particular attention to centering the concerns of historically marginalized individuals/populations
10% – Scholarly Outcomes
Assigned duties for this position are expected to result in scholarly outcomes. Scholarly and creative work is intellectual work whose significance is validated by peers and is communicated. Emphasis in scholarship should be placed on outcomes that recognize activities as a professional practitioner in community settings as defined by the incumbent’s position description.
To achieve promotion, scholarship for this position must include peer reviewed materials that are durable and findable in the web environment. These are typically of the two types shown below but as our communication worlds change, other types of scholarship may fit these durability and findable criteria:
Publications in peer-reviewed journals which might encompass description and evaluation of novel community-based professional practice or research application, program development and innovation, outcomes of innovative programs and/or services, definitive professional practice reviews, or case reports among others.
Authorship of extension publications, local or regional “practice” publications, book chapters, other educational materials and electronic information delivery media if it is either peer reviewed before dissemination or if there is evidence of its adoption and use by peers.
To achieve promotion, there must be an on-going record that both of these types of scholarship are being done though each does not need to be present in every year of record. Documentation must also be provided that shows these scholarly outputs have had impact.
These durable, web-findable materials may be augmented by other forms of peer validation such as the following:
Invited presentations, poster and podium presentations, and published abstracts and/or proceedings at state, regional and national levels, provided that evidence of peer validation is provided.
Documented impact due to local or regional adoption of improved practices, methods, or programs.
Secured competitive grants and contracts appropriate for the scope and focus of the faculty member’s position.
Named inventor of a protected intellectual property in the faculty member’s field.
Recognition as a professional practitioner in community settings as demonstrated by the following: honorary degrees; awards recognizing community, professional and/or scientific achievements; fellowships in national professional and/or scientific organizations; and requests to serve as a technical advisor to government agencies, industry, or professional groups.
For more information on the scholarly outcome expectations for this position, please refer to the “Guidelines for Professor of Practice Appointments and Promotion” contained in the OSU Faculty Handbook.
5% – Organizational Accountability
Utilize technology successfully as a tool to increase the impact of program delivery on constituents including participating with Ask-an-Expert.
Use multiple methods of electronic communication (i.e. Web sites, publications, video conferencing and other online methods) to collaborate internally and externally as appropriate.
Implement fee-based programming and cost-recovery practices, develop partnerships, and solicit external funding to support and enhance educational programs as appropriate.
Organize and maintain program advisory and management committees or networks to identify program needs, make recommendations, assist in program implementation, and evaluate program effectiveness.
Develop an annual plan of work addressing educational needs as well as evaluate the quality and impact of educational programs provided to audiences as appropriate.
Link your program level output with the overall OSU Extension, University, and GHIC brand in all opportunities. Provide community and statewide opinion leaders and decision makers the understanding and context on how your program level Extension work relates to overall Extension programming output. Annually provide impact statement reports adhering to Extension criteria.
Pursue engagement opportunities that may include, but are not limited to the creation of internal and external partnerships; identification of community and educational needs; etc.
Outputs and impacts of efforts to promote equity, inclusion, and diversity should be included in promotion dossiers.
Participate in leadership training opportunities that build expertise around equity, inclusion, and diversity.
5% – Service
Serve as an effective team member with the Global Hemp Innovation Center.
Be actively involved with regional and statewide Extension programs that promote engagement with communities across the state.
Provide service to unit, academic home, college and university through committee service and leadership as appropriate and requested by administrators and peers.
Serve on state, regional and national advisory committees and participate in professional organization activities as appropriate to position responsibilities. Contribute to a welcoming and respectful workplace environment
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Master’s degree in agronomy, crop science, horticulture, soil science, or closely related field. Degree must be completed by start date. Demonstrated experience and ability with the following:
Agronomic or horticultural crop production systems.
Teaching, written and oral communication skills including effective use of electronic (traditional and Web-based) and printed mass media.
Successfully working as a team member with other professionals and stakeholders.
Using common computers, including proficiency with information technology, web sites and social media.
Working independently with minimal supervision and to manage competing time demands.
Leading groups to plan, organize, evaluate, manage, and delegate details associated with program management.
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.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity 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.
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 et eq.
Oregon State University Portal | Assistant Professor (Practice), Hemp
Ph.D. in Crop Science, Agronomy, Horticulture, or other plant sciences field.
Demonstrated experience and ability with the following:
Growing and/or processing Cannabis sativa for various end-uses.
Incorporating multiple cultural perspectives in educational design and delivery.
Developing and Conducting Extension or other informal education delivery programs.
Designing, conducting and reporting results of applied research in peer-reviewed outlets.
Working with regulatory and service agencies and communicating laws, regulations, and programs to non-professional audiences.
Understanding the role of, and working with, program advisory committees.
Securing external funding support for educational programs.
Adapting to the changing technological environment.
Commitment to work with underrepresented and underserved audiences.
Life experience, education, and/or training that broaden capacity to equalize the success or impact on underserved audiences.
An understanding of, and commitment to, the basic philosophy of Extension and the Land Grant University system.
Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose – making a positive difference on quality of life and the natural world in Oregon and beyond. Through teaching, applied research, innovation and service, OSU turns ideals into reality with a unique approach characterized by collaboration and strategic focus.
Founded in 1868, OSU is one of only two American universities designated as a Land-, Sea-, Sun- and Space-Grant designations and is the only one in Oregon recognized for its “very high research activity” (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. OSU is Oregon’s largest public research university, conducting more than 60 percent of the research funded throughout the state’s university system and bringing in a record $250 million in scientific grants and contracts this year.
OSU comprises 11 academic colleges organized into four divisions with strengths in earth systems sciences, health sciences, business, engineering, entrepreneurship and the arts and sciences. OSU has facilities and/or programs in every county in the state, including 12 regional experiment stations, 35 county extension offices, the OSU – Cascades Campus in Bend, the H...atfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport, along with a range of programs and facilities in Portland.
OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 53,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis. Approximately 18,000 undergraduate and 3,800 graduate students are enrolled at OSU, including 3,500 U.S. students of color and nearly 1,100 international students. Students come from all 50 states and nearly 100 countries worldwide.
OSU has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that include members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity and building community.