Assistant Professor of Practice

The North Willamette Research and Extension Center invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Professor of Practice position.

This position is located at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, OR.
This position as a Horticultural Crops Research and Registration Specialist, will have an academic home in a department such as Horticulture, Crop and Soil Science, or Botany and Plant Pathology.

This appointment may be considered at the Associate Professor of Practice level with the candidate’s qualifications demonstrating an exemplary record of scholarly outcomes, extramural funding, outreach, and publications commensurate with this level to be granted the same rank at Oregon State University.

The mission of the Oregon State University Extension Program is to perform research and deliver research-based, objective, informal education to help Oregonians solve problems, develop leadership, and manage resources wisely.

The faculty member is primarily responsible for:

  • (1) providing leadership in the development and implementation of a program designed to expedite the registration of pest management products for Oregon specialty crops, and
  • (2) develop outreach programs to educate and inform the horticultural food commodity group, including hop, oilseed, and forage producers, as well as processors, and other ag professionals of the research requirements and processes employed to register safe and effective pest management solutions for specialty crops.

The faculty member will collaborate with Extension Specialists and Field Faculty, university researchers and commodity groups in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest to discover and identify effective pest-mitigating products and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies that preserve beneficial organisms, have limited environmental impact, enhance resistance management to mitigate the selection of pesticide resistant populations, but still support the goal of optimizing production.
The incumbent will collaborate with the National and Regional Interregional Research Project #4 (IR-4) Project, the Oregon Department of Agriculture and product manufacturers to expedite the registration of these products.
All programs are designed, developed, maintained, and/or carried out to insure that all people have equal employment opportunities and equal program participation.

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