Assistant Professor of Practice, Extension Forester

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Sunday, October 9, 2022, 12:00pm


Klamath Falls, OR
United States

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Oregon State University Extension Forestry & Natural Resources Extension is recruiting an energetic, creative, and collaborative individual committed to sustaining natural resources and strengthening communities and economies. Our team fosters and operates within a strong workplace culture of collaborative planning, group projects and mutual support. We share a commitment to promote and enhance diversity and contribute to a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful work culture.

Have an impact...
 Bring practical, locally-relevant, science-based information to improve people’s lives, livelihoods and the environment.
 Empower woodland owners, ranchers, youth, and homeowners in the wildland-urban interface through educational programming, networking, and collaboration with community partners and volunteers.

Provide rich and inclusive learning opportunities through workshops, field tours, demonstrations, and digital media offered in non-formal education settings and with volunteers.
 Support the community in sustainable forestry & woodland management, collaborative forest res-toration, community fire prepar-edness and more!

This Extension forester will be part of the Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) Extension team that provides non-formal education on forestry and natural resource issues to a wide range of audiences. “Non-formal” refers to off-campus, non-credit learning opportunities such as workshops, field trips, property tours, and demonstrations, as well as indoor presentations, narrative communications such as blog posts and other social media, videos, and articles. Educational audiences and partners may include adults who are private woodland owners, homeowners in the wildland-urban interface, professional natural resource managers such as foresters and forest workers, collaborative conservation groups and watershed councils, tribes, policymakers, economic development officials, and teachers. Extension foresters also commonly engage a broad spectrum of youth through teacher professional development or directly through outdoor schools, camps, and other youth events. Educational topics could include sustaining forest health, wildlife habitats, and forest productivity through subjects such as forest ecology, silviculture, wildfire preparedness, reforestation, forest restoration, water resources, climate change, bioenergy, and collaborative conservation and recreation.

You will address clientele’s needs using your own skills and knowledge along with those of local partners and the collective resources of the FNR team, including the new Extension Fire Program. You will work independently, and also collaboratively with FNR colleagues to address both local and statewide needs. You will use modern learning tools including online and hybrid classes, to help Extension build a culture of engaged scholarship where we seek active partnerships between the University and community and promote integration of programs across disciplines. We rely on active and effective communication with colleagues, staff, partner organizations, and stakeholders. The position will require travel.

This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Forester position, with service to Klamath and Lake Counties. This position will be based in either Klamath Falls or Lakeview, Oregon. You will have the academic rank of Assistant Professor of Practice and will have an academic home either in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management or the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society within the College of Forestry at OSU. The academic home must be designated within one year of the start date. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Southern Regional Director and the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program Leader.

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Closes October 9, 2022