Assistant Professor of Practice, Forestry

Oregon State University

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Oregon State is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going. We are determined to forge solutions. We are diverse and welcoming. We embrace our responsibility to Oregon and the world, building a future that’s smarter, healthier, more prosperous and more just. We see what could be and have worked relentlessly for 150 years to make it so.

One of three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.

Two campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, Extension programs in all 36 counties, 200+ academic programs — countless impacts.


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.

An important educational asset in this service area is the 180-acre Matteson Demonstration Forest, to be managed by you for educational purposes in conjunction with the OSU Research Forests.


· Master’s degree in forestry, natural resources, or a closely related field (e.g., watershed management, entomology, wildlife) or a Master’s degree in adult education or human dimensions of natural resource management with an undergraduate degree in forestry, natural resources or closely related field. Master’s degree must be completed by the start date.
· Demonstrated experience in forestry, woodland management, or related natural resources science or management.
· Demonstrable commitment to promote and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
· Demonstrated experience teaching and facilitating learning and discussion in non-formal settings.
· Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
· Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to manage competing time demands.
· Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team with other professionals and volunteers.

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Salary is commensurate with education, training and experience.

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