Extension Specialist-Wildland Fire Science & Management – Oregon State University, Corvallis

The Forestry & Natural Resources Extension program invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position (depending on qualifications).

This is a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor faculty position in the College of Forestry, with an academic home in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management. This is a statewide position located at the OSU campus in Corvallis, Oregon.

This position focuses on Extension program development and delivery related to wildland fire science and management. In 2018, Oregon wildfire costs hit a record high of $514 million, with over 800,000 acres burned across the state, resulting in ecological, social, and economic damage. The position will focus on educational programming to assist private forest and range owners and managers, wildland-urban interface homeowners, communities, and fire and fuel specialists and the fire suppression workforce. Key topics will include collaborative natural resource management, wildland fire fuel reduction and management, prescribed burning, timber and range management treatments to build fire resistance and resilience, post-burn recovery, firewise programming, and fire workforce development. The position will work directly with Extension Agents and Regional Specialists in the Forestry & Natural Resources and Fire Extension Programs, and will also work cooperatively with external partners such as the Oregon Department of Forestry, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Small Woodlands Association, the Oregon Tree Farm System, The Nature Conservancy, Sustainable Northwest, Northwest Fire Science Consortium, local fire departments, and the State Fire Marshal.

Application procedure: To view the posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/ and search for posting #P03443UF.  Direct questions to Steve Fitzgerald, Professor and Search Committee Chair, at 541-737-3562  (stephen.fitzgerald@oregonstate.edu).  Posting will close on January 30, 2020, with a full consideration date of January 17, 2020.  Oregon State University is located in Corvallis, a vibrant college town of 54,500 in the heart of western Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Corvallis consistently ranks among the best and safest cities to live in the U.S., as well as among the most environmentally responsible.

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