The Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center (COARC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position with an academic home in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. Appointment may alternately be made on a 12-mn basis at 0.75 FTE tenure-track. Supplemental salary will be provided in either case for up to three years. The incumbent will be expected to seek external funding for summer salary or 0.25 FTE in subsequent years. The Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center (COARC) is located at the center of 60,000 acres of irrigated crop land in the center of central Oregon seed production. High value, specialty crops provide the core of this progressive agricultural community. COARC contributes value to Oregon State University and to the local agricultural community through outreach and engagement with stakeholders, including industry, non-governmental organizations, and the public and through research of pressing agricultural questions. This full-time faculty position will support the activities of COARC by developing a strong research program in Plant Pathology and by enhancing the impact of scientific research through management advice, outreach and engagement with stakeholders and public education. The position will be located in Madras, Oregon at the Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center (http://oregonstate.edu/dept/coarc/). The incumbent is responsible for needs assessment and development of a strong research and Extension program in plant pathology that meets the commercial agricultural needs in central Oregon. Collaborations with personnel at the Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center also are expected . The program will emphasize high value crops (including vegetable seed, grass seed, peppermint and potatoes) that are grown in the high desert of central and south central Oregon. Responsibilities will also include new crops and emerging disease issues within these regions. The incumbent will report to the Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center (COARC) Director with input from the Botany and Plant Pathology (BPP) department head. Outcomes should support the missions of COARC, Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center (KBREC), BPP, the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) and contribute to Oregon State University's three areas of distinction: Advancing the Science of Sustainable Earth Ecosystems; Improving Human Health and Wellness; and Promoting Economic Growth and Social Progress.
An exceptional candidate who can develop a strong research program and strong companion extension program in plant pathology who also has the expertise to procure research and extension funding through extramural competitive grants is desired. Position is located in Madras, Oregon. To review full position posting and to apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Posting # 0010265. For full consideration apply by April 8, 2013. : OSU is an AA/EOE
PhD in plant pathology or a closely related field. Demonstrated experience in field crop production and skills to independently conduct and manage all field operations related to an active field research program. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Demonstrate the ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team as a valuable team member; work and communicate with colleagues effectively in an effort to build a successful program. Demonstrate potential to obtain extramural funding for program operations, development and enhancement. Evidence of scientific writing and technical presentation skills. Ability and interest in developing and delivering educational materials to diverse audiences. Ability and disposition to travel. For consideration at the Associate Professor level: accomplishments equivalent to that normally associated with this rank. A minimum of six years of experience in a comparable research/extension position with evidence of excellence in scholarship and a demonstrated ability to secure research funding.
Experience in molecular biology and application as a tool in diagnostics and research. Proven ability to secure extramural funding. Experience in Extension-type activities. Demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity.