Assistant Professor of Nursery Production - North Willamette Research and Extension Center, Oregon State University

Ph.D. Degree
Mon, 07/14/2014

Oregon State Universities’ North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position (60% research, 25% Extension, 10% teaching, 5% service) in Nursery Production. This position has an academic home in the Department of Horticulture and will be located at the NWREC in Aurora, OR. The incumbent will design, develop, implement, and evaluate statewide research, Extension, and education programs for the production of nursery crops. This person will also provide leadership to develop or discover new knowledge and/or creative solutions to problems related to nursery production, training and management systems. Potential areas of emphasis include, but are not limited to, water and nutrient management in container and/or field production systems, alternative soilless substrates, weed management, and automation and inventory management.

The incumbent will participate in extended education programs serving the nursery crops industry. Will communicate advances in research promptly to the Oregon nursery crops industry by publishing in trade journals, newsletters, fact sheets, or electronic publications, and by presenting new knowledge at state and regional meetings and conferences.

The successful candidate will develop and serve as a cooperator in interdisciplinary programs with other OSU research or Extension faculty, or faculty from other regional, national, or international institutions to implement programs related to the production of nursery crops and obtain external funding, participate in graduate committees and guide graduate student thesis research on nursery crop production, and publish scholarly work.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Competitive start-up package provided and negotiable.


  • Ph.D. in Horticulture or related field with demonstrated expertise in research and education related to nursery plant production.
  • Expertise in nursery crops production and management.
  • Evidence of high potential to obtain extramural funding to support
  • Extension and research programs.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity for scholarship and grant writing.

Application procedure
For full consideration applications must be received by July 7, 2014 and the position will close July 14, 2014.

Questions can be directed to Ryan Contreras ( or Chal Landgren (, Search Committee Co- chairs.

OSU is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to expanding cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Apply Here (posting # 0012497): jsp?postingId=362207