Assistant Professor, Rangeland Watershed/Riparian Ecology and Management Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences
|Application Deadline:||Aug. 19, 2012|
|Agency:||Oregon State University, College of Agricultural Sciences|
The Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Rangeland Watershed/Riparian Ecology and Management (resident instruction and research), with an emphasis on applied ecology and management of arid/semi-arid land watershed and riparian systems.
Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Rangeland Ecology and Management, Watershed Science, or closely related field; commitment to excellence in teaching; ability to establish a nationally-recognized program in watershed/riparian ecology and management research. Individuals working toward the required degree will be considered but the degree must be obtained by the start date.
Preferred qualifications include postdoctoral experience and experience in obtaining extramural funding; field-based research experience related to watershed/riparian issues in arid/semiarid systems; college-level classroom teaching experience, especially related to watershed/riparian, introductory-level rangeland ecology and management, rangeland
analysis, and/or rangeland management planning topics, and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
The successful applicant will play a crucial role in the teaching program of the department and will develop an innovative research program that supports the needs of landowners, land management and regulatory agencies, and planners throughout Oregon with an emphasis on arid and semi-arid central and eastern Oregon. The Department, College, and campus expect that a program of applied research will be an integral component of the research appointment. The successful applicant will be expected to teach, advise, and interact with undergraduate and graduate students, compete effectively for external funding, and work with stakeholders to implement a balanced program of fundamental and applied research directed toward the interactions of water, soil, vegetation, animals, and climate endemic to central and eastern Oregon and regionally to the Northern Great Basin and Columbia Plateau. The individual hired in this position should be motivated to build strong collaborations within the Department and across the campus.
There is an expectation for scholarly accomplishment appropriate to the position responsibilities. The individual will cooperate with other OSU research and Extension faculty and the greater OSU community. Opportunities exist to collaborate with watershed/riparian related research in Central Oregon, with researchers at Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, and with the ARS Northwest Watershed Research Center in Boise, ID.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by August 19, 2012. Applications will continue to be accepted after the for full consideration date until the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants. All applications must be made electronically. The position description and application procedures can be found on the following Oregon State University applications website. To apply, use either the quick link: jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60694
or visit: http://oregonstate.edu/jobs click “Search OSU Jobs” then “Search Postings” (upper left) and enter Posting Number #0009335.
You will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
2) Cover letter/letter of application describing your experience, qualifications, and
vision for this position
3) Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 5 professional references (Upload as Other Document if not included with your resume/vitae)
Questions can be directed to Dr. Michael Borman, Chair of the Search Committee (email@example.com), (541) 737-1614 or to Dr. John Killefer, Head of the Department, (firstname.lastname@example.org) (541) 737-1891.