Tree Fruit Extension

Two Faculty Positions focused on Tree Fruit Production the Mid-Columbia region of Oregon, USA

Two tenure-track faculty positions are available at Oregon State University to carry out coordinated research on pear and cherry production and to provide outreach to local producers and packers.
Both positions are full time, 9-month positions located in the scenic Columbia River Gorge, known for its production of pears and cherries and adjacent to the Mount Hood National Forest with ready access to year-round recreational opportunities.

Assistant/Associate/ or Full Professor (100 % Extension). This is an Applied Research and Extension Outreach position that will cover Wasco and Hood River region, with the primary office located in The Dalles, Oregon. The incumbent will develop nationally and internationally recognized Extension program that integrates applied research and outreach programs to meet the commercial needs of the sweet cherry and pear production industries. He/she will facilitate effective communication with key stakeholders and increase support for Extension and Agricultural programs as well as provide support and collaborate with faculty and partners to support other perennial fruit crops, including grapes and blueberries. This position requires a Ph.D. in Horticulture, Soil Science, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Crop Science or closely related field and must have experience in conducting applied research, teamwork, communication skills and adult education. Salary is commensurate with experience. For additional information, please contact Mark Chien ( and/or Chip Bubl (; co-chairs of the search committee. Apply online and view position details at

Assistant/Associate Professor of Horticulture (85% Research, 15% Extension). This position is located at the Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Hood River, Oregon. The incumbent will develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program on innovative sweet cherry and pear production systems including alternative training systems, optimizing nutrition and other management practices, and rootstock and cultivar evaluation. The position requires a PhD in Horticulture or a related field; demonstrated communication skills; and experience carrying out research projects in horticulture or a related field. Candidates applying for this position at the associate professor rank must demonstrate evidence of experience in the areas of university-level research and scholarly work, competitively funded grant writing, and professional service at a level of performance that meets the Oregon State University (OSU) criteria for promotion to rank of Associate Professor. Salary will be commensurate with experience. For additional information, please contact Ramesh Sagili, or Steve Castagnoli, Apply online and view position details at: Applications received by October 1 will receive full consideration.

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The Dalles, Oregon (USA)