Assistant Professor of Practice
Extension South Valley Field Crops
This full-time, fixed-term Extension Field Crops Assistant Professor of Practice position is located at
the OSU Extension Linn County Office in Tangent, Oregon, and is assigned to Linn, Benton, and Polk counties.
This full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Extension Field Crops Assistant Professor of Practice position is located at
the OSU Extension Linn County Office in Tangent, Oregon, and is assigned to Linn, Benton, and Polk counties. The
academic home for this position is the Department of Crop and Soil Science at Oregon State University. Reappointment
is at the discretion of the Regional Director, Department Head of Crop and Soil Science, and the Extension Agricultural
Sciences & Natural Resources Program Leader.
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. This position contributes
to the mission of the College of Agricultural Sciences, with principal responsibility for needs assessment, Extension
educational program development, delivery, and evaluation, and for conducting applied research needed to support
The purpose of this position is to provide leadership in the development, implementation, synthesis, and evaluation of
Extension and applied research in crop production systems for grass seed, legume seed, small grain cereals and other
field crops in the southern Willamette Valley. Active and effective communication with staff and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position. This position will require traveling.
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.
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 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 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.