Assistant Professor-Agronomist

Position Duties

60% Research

Work collaboratively with Oregon State University field personnel, partners, government and elected officials, and the public in drafting water use policy for agricultural production in the Klamath region.

Be an active member of working groups and other Oregon State University activities and organizations working on agricultural issues.

Address needs and opportunities in the Klamath Basin related to crop choice and management, especially for non-row crops. Studies will primarily involve improved management of traditional agronomic and forage crops, development of new or alternative crops suited to the Klamath Basin’s high elevation, semi-arid growing conditions, and agricultural/environmental interactions (esp. regarding soil and water conditions). Secure extramural funds for program support and to work with graduate students as advisor or committee member when resources and cooperative relationships allow. Collaboration with other scientists at both OSU and elsewhere is expected.

Respond to routine phone, correspondence and walk in questions related to all aspects of field crops.

20% Scholarship

Conducts scholarly work as defined by the Oregon State University Promotions and Tenure Guidelines in accordance with expectations for the rank and position duties. Expected to publish abstracts and present papers at annual meetings of professional societies as well as topical meetings related to research activities; to publish in peer-reviewed venues (e.g., research journals, extension publications, peer-reviewed proceedings or book chapters). Participate in collaborative and multi-state projects as appropriate. Program funding through competitive grants is viewed as a form of scholarly accomplishment.

10% Outreach & Engagement

Organizes and delivers educational programs related to areas of expertise and research for local and regional growers, landowners, agencies, and businesses. These programs take the form of presentations at grower meetings, field days, industry meetings, special tours, and assistance with extension faculty’s programs. Outreach also takes the form of un-refereed web-based research reports and popular press articles relevant the subject area. Within areas of expertise, the incumbent is expected to respond to requests for information and help in solving problems brought by growers, landowners groups, businesses, and local/state/federal agencies.

5% Supervision

Serve as supervisor for one FRA, students, interns, and other employees as research program allows.

5% Service

Expectation to provide service to the local community, professional societies, department, college, and university through committee service, leadership, and liaison roles as appropriate. Encouraged to help mentor the younger faculty at KBREC. Formal service on local, state, regional, and national advisory committees and task forces as appropriate to the position responsibilities and expertise is encouraged. Such public service is a crucial role for OSU faculty to perform in the sometimes divisive debate that surrounds natural resource use.

Minimum/Required Qualifications

Ph.D Agronomy, Soil Science, or related field.

Demonstrated applied research experience relating to agronomic and cropping systems.

Demonstrated knowledge of irrigated and non-irrigated cropping systems and water use efficiency.

Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member with other professionals and volunteers.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.

Must have or be able to obtain an Oregon pesticide applicators’ consultant license within six months of employment and maintain it throughout employment.

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 OSUStandard 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.

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.

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Assistant professor / lecturer


Corvallis, Oregon 97331

Norwalk , United States


United States



Assistant professor / lecturer

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