Instructor Pool - 2023/2024: Agriculture and Natural Resource Program

Oregon State University
June 15, 2024
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Department Eastern Ore Univ Ag Prg (AEU)

Position Title Instructor Job Title Instructor Pool - 2023/2024: Agriculture and Natural Resource Program Appointment Type Academic Faculty Job Location La Grande Benefits Eligible Not benefits eligible Job Summary

The OSU Agriculture and Natural Resource Program and Crop and Soil Sciences Department invites applications for one or more fixed term, non-tenure-track full/part time Instructor positions to teach on a term by term basis for the 2023-2024 academic year. Some of these appointments may be reviewed for renewal or transition to an instructional position on an annual basis at the discretion of the Program Director.

The primary purpose of the Instructor position is to teach courses on the La Grande campus. Instructors will need to develop and teach undergraduate crop and soil science courses and mentoring of students pursuing a Crops minor as part of OSU Agriculture and Natural Resource Program (EOANRP) at Eastern Oregon University (EOU) in La Grande, OR.

This position is housed and supervised by the Eastern Oregon Agriculture and Natural Resource program in La Grande, OR. The OSU Agriculture & Natural Resource Program at EOU is a cooperative partnership between Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Eastern Oregon University. The OSU Ag & NR Program was developed to help serve the needs of the communities and entities of eastern Oregon and the Intermountain West. EOU has approximately 4,000 students. La Grande has a population of about 12,500 and is located about 260 miles east of Portland, OR, and 170 miles northwest of Boise, ID, the closest cities.

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. The incumbent must be aware of, sensitive to, and demonstrate the ability to work well with diverse students and with a diverse workforce. OSU's Strategic Plan articulates the strategies we believe critical to advancing and equalizing student success. 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 a diverse audience.

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Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon State's beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America's best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

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Key Responsibilities

90% Teaching/Course Development

Duties include development, facilitation, and delivery of courses and student performance assessment through evaluation and grade assignment of undergraduate and graduate students as assigned by the EOANRP Director and the CSS Department. Course instruction may include Crop Production in PNW Agroecosystems, Soil Science, Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, Forage Production, Ecosystems of Wildland Soils, and/or Seed Production. Course options may also include collaborative courses with the Animal and Rangeland Sciences Department including rangeland ecology, restoration and management.

Courses will be primarily delivered in-person in La Grande but may also be delivered synchronously to the Corvallis campus, if needed.

Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, including efforts promoting equitable outcomes among learners of diverse and underrepresented identity groups.

10% Undergraduate Mentoring

This position also requires the advising and mentoring of undergraduate students to assist in the successful completion of their academic and research programs.

What You Will Need

Master's degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Soil Science, Horticulture or a related discipline as appropriate to the teaching instructional task for all courses.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom, extension, or other educational settings.

Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This position MAY be 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 University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

What We Would Like You to Have

PhD in Crop Science, Soil Science, or a related discipline as appropriate to the teaching instructional task for all courses.

Demonstrated engagement with students through experiential learning, extra- curricular activities, research, and/or mentoring.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule


Pay Method Salary Pay Period 1st through the last day of the month Pay Date Last working day of the month Recommended Full-Time Salary Range Salary is commensurate with skills, education and experience Link to Position Description

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P07244UF

Number of Vacancies 1 Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2023 Anticipated Appointment End Date 06/15/2024 Posting Date 08/23/2023 Full Consideration Date Closing Date 06/15/2024 Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants Special Instructions to Applicants

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A cover letter, describing how your experience, qualifications, and interest have prepared you to teach at the university level in this discipline; identify which discipline(s) you are qualified to teach.

2) A resume/CV.

3) A diversity statement indicating how your teaching philosophy and practices promote diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion in the classroom and broader community.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact: Penny Diebel at [email protected]

Applications will be considered throughout the 2023/2024 academic year as opportunities become available.

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.

OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

This position MAY be 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 and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Diversity Statement
  • Optional Documents

  • Verification of Veteran Status ONLY (do not upload any other documentation to this field)
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