Associate Dean for Science Outreach and Program Leader for Forestry and Natural Resources Extension College of Forestry, Oregon State University

Position Summary

The Oregon State University College of Forestry seeks an Associate Dean with program oversight of our Science Outreach and the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension. As a member of the senior leadership team in the OSU College of Forestry, the Associate Dean is responsible for leading, administering, and growing innovative and relevant Extension, science outreach, and continuing and professional education programs that foster and solidify the College’s standing as a leading academic institution. This position is charged with providing executive and policy leadership for oversight of College forests and will guide and support Extension and outreach efforts to address a changing environment and contemporary needs.


The Associate Dean will work in a close team environment demanding flexible, daily engagement in multiple activities while also being accountable for progress on priorities that require cooperation and collaboration with multiple internal and external stakeholders. The Associate Dean will coordinate efforts to continuously integrate science into outreach and Extension. This senior leader will share responsibility with all members of the College in fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place of work and study, including in our outreach activities and Extension programming.

The need for direct, active and honest attention to equity, inclusivity and diversity is as urgent today as ever. Our world faces social, economic and environmental challenges of unprecedented complexity and scale. The College of Forestry is committed to addressing those challenges in the realm of forestry and natural resource management – whether it be through education, research or public engagement. We intend to draw fully and inclusively on the power and force of human imagination, experience and creativity to meet the needs of today’s world.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The benefits package includes several options for health/dental/life insurance, retirement, and a program of reduced tuition for dependents (some restrictions apply).

Application Procedures – To apply and view the position description, visit

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by September 18, 2020. When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: 1) A Curriculum Vitae (CV); 2) The names of at least three professional references; 3) A cover letter that addresses to each of the required and preferred qualifications; 4) A Diversity Statement addressing how you have demonstrated success in promoting and enhancing diversity and fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace.

Refer questions to the Search Committee Co-chairs, Troy Hall and Eric Hansen.

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.


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