Regional Extension IPM Specialist SW Washington
Washington State University

Pullman, Washington


Title:

270-NN - Assistant Professor

Business Title:

Regional Extension IPM Specialist SW Washington

Additional Titles:

280-NN - Associate Professor

Location:

LONG BEACH RESEARCH & EXTENSION UNIT

Employee Type:

Faculty

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

DESCRIPTIONThe Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) Program Unit at Washington State University invites applicants for a permanent, 12-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The position works as an integral member of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and the Small Fruit Extension Teams to provide leadership for Extension outreach and applied research programs in Southwest Washington for invasive species and commercial cranberry and shellfish production. The position is headquartered at the WSU Long Beach Research and Extension Unit in Long Beach, WA.

THE OPPORTUNITYThe WSU ANR Program Unit is a departmental unit of WSU Extension within the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) of Washington State University. The ANR Program Unit seeks an inspired and highly qualified professional to join statewide teams dedicated to excellence in outreach and applied research addressing current and emerging IPM issues relevant to aquatic agriculture, including cranberry and the shellfish industry of Washington State. Collaboration and teamwork with other faculty of the ANR Program Unit, Academic Departments in CAHNRS, USDA-ARS, the Washington Cranberry Commission, Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation, Willapa-Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association, allied industry professionals and grower member organizations are essential in achieving maximum impact and relevancy to the cranberry industry and stakeholders across the region. This position is responsible to the Director of the WSU ANR Program Unit.

Additional Information:

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engage with industry stakeholders to identify key priorities. Stakeholders include cranberry growers, shellfish growers and relevant professionals.

  • Work cooperatively with the Small Fruit Extension Team, public sector agencies and grower member organizations and industry stakeholders to develop, deliver and evaluate effective Extension outreach and applied research programs that address key priorities.

  • Collaborate and partner with internal and external sources of agricultural expertise, including other WSU faculty, federal and state agency personnel, and organizations supporting agriculture, natural resource stewardship and local community development.

  • Acquire financial resources through grants, contracts, and gifts to support the development and delivery of Extension programs.

  • Engage actively as a member of the WSU Small Fruit Extension Team and the ANR Program Unit and participate as an affiliate faculty member in an appropriate Academic Department or Center of CAHNRS.

  • Extend the reach of WSU Extension by integrating distance technology into program delivery through computer applications, decision support tools, web pages, on-line course development, electronic mailings, educational videos, multimedia, social media, and other emerging technologies.

  • Develop an applied research program addressing key commercial cranberry and shellfish production issues and integrated pest management issues; results of which should be publishable in appropriate professional journals.

  • Document program impacts through quantitative evaluation and other means and make timely reports.

  • Create peer-reviewed Extension publications, other scholarly products, and educational materials that are consistent with expectations for Extension scholarship.

  • Build capacity to sustain and grow programs through constituent empowerment and/or leadership development.

  • Engage in professional development to update and expand personal skillset.

  • Be willing to redirect efforts in response to changing industry needs.

  • Engage diverse audiences and communities.

  • Promote external communications with elected officials, agricultural leaders, and organizations at the local, state, and federal level.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum of an earned master's degree in IPM, entomology, pathology, horticulture, aquaculture, plant science, or other agriculturally related field, at the time of hire.

  • Candidates must have a record of accomplishments in Extension commensurate with department, college, and university standards for tenure and level of rank.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of sustainable agricultural systems and experience working with agriculture and/or aquaculture producers.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead as well as to participate in interdisciplinary teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and listening skills in relating to diverse audiences, including large and small acreage producers, agency professionals and landowners.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge, training, and experience in agricultural field research and problem solving applied to integrated pest management, small fruit horticulture, orchard management, aquaculture, or specialty crop horticulture.

  • Ph.D. in integrated pest management, entomology, pathology, aquaculture or other related field.

  • Demonstrated ability in extension outreach that addresses issues related to the production of agricultural products.

  • Knowledge of emerging issues impacting cranberry and shellfish industries and natural resources.

  • Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed scholarship.

  • Demonstrated success with grants, contracts, and gift development.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and carry out plans for fee-generating educational activities.

  • Experience using current computer technology and distance-bridging technologies to expand learning opportunities for stakeholders.

  • Spanish language proficiency.

JOB EXPECTATIONS

  • Evening and weekend work may be necessary.

  • Ability to travel year-round using own reliable transportation (mileage reimbursed) is required. The successful candidate must possess a valid driver's license. While using a private vehicle for official business, current automobile liability insurance must be obtained (meeting the requirements described in RCW 46.30.020, and RCW 46.09.090).

  • Extension faculty members are hired into the organization, not into a specific geographical location. It is possible that future circumstances may require relocation.

  • Understand and carry out the principles and specific requirements of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Affirmative Action Plan, and all pertinent rules and regulations of WSU and the counties served.

  • Acquire Washington State Department of Agriculture Public Operators Pesticide License and Demonstration and Research License.

  • Employees will undergo background screening as a condition of employment.

  • In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, an employee must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire.

SALARY

Salary is commensurate with the candidate's academic and professional qualifications and available funding. State of Washington benefits and enrollment in TIAA-CREF are included. For more information on benefits at WSU, go to: https://www.hrs.wsu.edu/benefits.

LOCATION

This position is headquartered at the WSU Long Beach Research and Extension Unit in Long Beach, Washington. Located on the North (Long) Beach Peninsula in the southwest corner of western Washington approximately 100 miles northwest of Portland, Oregon and 28 miles north of Astoria, Oregon and 170 miles southwest of Seattle on the Pacific Coast, the Peninsula is a coastal area west of the Cascade Range and south of the Olympic Mountains. It is a major commercial fishing and shellfish area and popular tourism area. Long Beach, located on the North (Long) Beach Peninsula, is known for its continuous sand beaches on the Pacific Ocean side, 28 miles in extent, the longest beach in the United States, as well as Willapa Bay which is the largest producer of farmed shellfish in the United States. Because of the fine beaches, it is a popular vacation destination for people from throughout the region. Cape Disappointment, part of the Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Parks west of Ilwaco, was the westernmost terminus for the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

The region is noted for its shellfish and cranberry production. Nationally, Washington ranks fifth in the production of cranberries and is a top producer of clams and oysters. However, invasive species and native pests pose major problems for cranberry and shellfish growers and our natural estuaries in the region. Together with the State's cranberry and shellfish industry, Washington State University strives to be a leader in cranberry research and education.

WSU EXTENSION AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES PROGRAM UNIT

The WSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Unit is one of three departmental units of Extension within the College of Human and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS). ANR faculty and staff work at County Extension Offices and Research & Extension Centers across Washington. ANR faculty and staff actively engage with agricultural and natural resource stakeholders and industries, as well as the general public, to extend research-based information and conduct locally relevant applied research in the fields of agriculture and natural resource sciences.

WSU EXTENSION

With 39 county Extension offices and 1 Tribal location throughout the state, WSU Extension is the front door to the University. Extension builds the capacity of individuals, organizations, businesses, and communities, empowering them to find solutions for local issues and to improve their quality of life. Extension collaborates with communities and industries to create a culture of life-long learning and is recognized for its accessible, learner-centered, relevant, high-quality and evidence-based, unbiased educational programs.

To learn more about WSU Extension, visit: https://extension.wsu.edu/about-extension/

THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL, HUMAN, AND NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCES

The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University is an expansive and diverse college that includes 12 academic units, three extension program units, four Research and Extension Centers, and one tribal and 39 county extension offices distributed across the state. CAHNRS fosters disciplines that serve at the interface of scientific discovery and its application to the advancement of society and improvement of the human experience. Our mission is to provide global leadership in discovering, accessing, and disseminating knowledge that contributes to producing a safe, abundant food and fiber supply; promotes the well-being of individuals, families, and communities; enhances sustainability of agricultural and economic systems; and promotes stewardship of natural resources and ecological systems. CAHNRS personnel embrace the opportunity to fulfill the university's land-grant mission by making groundbreaking research discoveries, by utilizing innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and by delivering relevant, progressive extension programs that synergistically generate outcomes that enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Washington State, as well as for people around the globe.

For more information, visit http://cahnrs.wsu.edu.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1890, Washington State University is a comprehensive land-grant university with teaching, research, and extension missions, and one of two research universities in Washington State. WSU is organized into ten academic colleges, the Honors College, and the Graduate School. It has an enrollment of more than 31,000 undergraduate and graduate students on four campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver) with approximately 21,000 students located on the main campus in Pullman, WA. WSU ranks among the top 60 public research universities and is a Carnegie I, Doctoral/Research Extensive University. WSU strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students and seeks to ensure a welcoming community for all.

Further information about WSU can be found at: http://www.wsu.edu

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Area/College:
College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS)

Department Name:
Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Unit

City, State, Zip:
This position is located at the Long Beach Research and Extension Unit in Long Beach, WA 98631

Research and Extension Unit Link:
https://longbeach.wsu.edu/

Salary:
Commensurate with the candidate's academic and professional qualifications and available funding.

FTE:
100%

Tenure/Career Track:
Tenure Track

Position Type:
Permanent, 12-month

Screening Begin Date:
This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin May 15, 2022.

Background Check:
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

Applications must include the following materials in their online application: 1) Cover letter describing how your work experience and training meet the responsibilities and qualifications for this position; 2) A statement of your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion that describes your understanding of these issues, your record of activities to date, and plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if selected; 3) A current curriculum vitae; and 4) Name, title, organization, phone number, and e-mail address for four (4) people willing to serve as employment references.


Please contact Todd Murray, Search Committee Chair, at tmurray@wsu.edu, 253-445-4517 for questions about this position.

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Required Documents:

1) Cover letter describing how your work experience and training meet the responsibilities and qualifications for this position
2) A statement of your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion that describes your understanding of these issues, your record of activities to date, and plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if selected
3) A current curriculum vitae
4) Name, title, organization, phone number, and e-mail address for four (4) people willing to serve as employment references

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons aged 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, and a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (see http://www.excelinse.wsu.edu/.) WSU employs only US citizens and lawfully authorized non-US citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384, TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.



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