Faculty Research Assistant

Oregon State University

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The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.00
), 12-month, fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.

This faculty research assistant position serves to advance the multidisciplinary research, outreach and education priorities of the OSU Dry Farming Project, including: crop and seed stewardship, soil and water management, farmer livelihoods, equity and inclusion, and local and state policy, as they pertain to the practice of dry farming. Additionally, this position will advance the research, outreach and education objectives of the following current grants: USDA WSARE Research to Grassroots (WRGR22-002), NREL Agrivoltaic study (22-1870), drought-tolerant bush dry bean breeding ARF grant (ARF22094A), and drought-tolerant corn endophyte study (ARF23214A).

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 diverse audiences. There is an expectation that, as part of your role in the college, you embody and advance the principles and practices conveyed in the

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Position Duties

70% – Field research related activities including seed counting, sorting and inventory; propagation, soil preparation, planting, weeding, data collection, analysis and reporting, and harvest at research and demonstration sites around Corvallis; site visits with participating farms within a 3 hr drive from Corvallis; maintenance and inventory of storage space and field equipment. Drive to field sites for research and operate a walk-behind tractor.

20% – Producing outreach and education related content including photos, videos, presentations, and social media posts; enter, analyze, interpret, and draw conclusions from the data, compile and report on field data and outreach surveys; writing drafts of extension and peer reviewed publications related to dry farming.

5% – Assistance with outreach and education events including field tours at Corvallis and at participating farms; co-organizing outreach events and conference sessions including Dry Farming Collaborative Winter Convening, OSU Small Farms Conference, and Organic Seed Growers Conference.

5% – Engagement with collaborators including OSU, nonprofits, ag professionals, and producers.
Minimum/Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field with a primary academic focus in horticulture, botany, agriculture, and/or soil science.
  • 1 year of farming experience or other work experience related to the field of horticulture, botany, agriculture, and/or soil science.
  • 1 year experience in peer reviewed manuscript writing.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including data entry and basic analysis in Excel.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

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.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications

  • Multidisciplinary academic degree that addresses broader context of agriculture as it pertains to socioeconomics, history, social justice, and/or governmental policy.
  • More than 1 year of experience with farming or farming research.
  • Record of/commitment to work with underrepresented/underserved students or other audiences.
  • Life experience, education, or training that broadens capacity to equalize student success or impact underserved audiences.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

The incumbent in this position will have access to an office space in the Agricultural Life Sciences building on campus, as well as access to storage facilities and labs at the Vegetable Research Farm and Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture. A significant portion of incumbents hours will involve field work, in which several hours will be spent working in hot weather doing the following activities: planting, hand weeding, using a wheel hoe, running a walk-behind tractor and weed whacker, recording data, and harvesting crops, which may include lifting boxes up to 50 lbs. Incumbent will be exposed to large amounts of corn pollen during corn pollination activities. Part of this position involves solo travel to participating farms, some that are up to 3 hours driving by car.
This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No

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To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 5, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

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

1) A resume/CV; and

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

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:
Lucas Nebert

OSU is committed to the health of our local and global community. All employees and students are required to comply with the university’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Please visit https://covid.oregonstate.edu/ for additional information about OSU’s plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program.

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 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 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the motor vehicle check requirement.

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