Assistant Professor of Practice

Oregon State University
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The Division of Extension and Engagement's Family and Community Health Program invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

This Assistant Professor of Practice (PoP) position is a member of the statewide team of the OSU Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program affiliated with the College of Health (COH). This position provides program leadership and scholarship focused on supporting improved behavioral health (mental health and substance use) outcomes for Oregon youth and communities.

The primary work assignments demonstrate a balance of competence and accomplishment in community-related practice, non-credit teaching and educational development, scholarship, and service to the institution and profession.

Extension FCH and the COH align toward a common vision of lifelong health and well-being for individuals, families, and communities in Oregon. This affiliation brings national distinction among land-grant universities and schools/programs of public health because of the unique, built-in capacity for impactful outreach through OSU Extension Service FCH. Extension FCH integrates an interdisciplinary, public health focus on health equity and well-being across the lifespan.

Position Purpose The PoP provides leadership to the Extension FCH programs focusing on community behavioral health, with an emphasis on youth. Specifically, the faculty member is expected to maintain a robust portfolio of programming in service to the college vision and the Oregon statewide health improvement plan called Healthier Together Oregon ( faculty member will be expected to develop appropriate specialized expertise to support statewide FCH programming. Collaborative work across disciplines, organizational units, and Extension program areas is expected.

The PoP is expected to build on and contribute to furthering the body of behavioral health work that has emerged within the Division of Extension and Engagement and College of Health in recent years, such as, but not limited to,… and

The academic home for the position is in the College of Health, with the specific school (either the School of Public Health and Nutrition, the School of Human Development and Family Sciences, or the School of Exercise, Sport, and Health Sciences) to be determined within one year of hire. This position reports to the Extension Program Leader for Family and Community Health/Associate Dean for Extension and Engagement.

About the division: The Division of Extension and Engagement (Division) is core to Oregon State University's mission. The Division helps create real solutions and positive impact across Oregon and beyond. The Division is aligned under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement. To learn more about our Division and its core units and initiatives, please visit our website:

The Division has built the capacity and expectation for employees to use digital communications and technologies in the modern-day workplace. This reflects our demonstrable commitment to using digital communications tools and changing technologies as a primary way to raise Oregonian's awareness of and engagement with our organization, programs, and resources. These activities will be included in the annual plan of work, impact statements and summary of accomplishments/achievements.

Commitment to inclusive excellence: Oregon State University is committed to a culture of belonging and collaboration. We envision collaborative and respectful environments that are safe, inclusive, and welcoming. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language/Visual Access regulations. In addition, this individual will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that educational programs and outreach activities serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized/excluded from participation.

OSU Division of Extension and Engagement's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Unit:

OSU Mission Statement:…

Why OSU?

Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.


• Top 1.4% university in the world
• More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
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• 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
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• 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
• 35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
• 217k+ alumni worldwide
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Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
• Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
• Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
• Retirement savings paid by the university.
• A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
• Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
• Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.

Key Responsibilities

This faculty member embeds the commitment of the university to inclusive excellence in all interactions and duties performed and contributes to a safe, welcoming, and respectful learning and workplace environment.

75% – Extension Teaching and Other Assignments

• Teaching & Program Development (30%):

• Teaching and Extension Education (30%)

Instruction Non-Credit Courses and Workshops

• Program Management-Organizational Accountability (15%)

15% – Applied Scholarship and Creative Activity
10% – Service


What You Will Need

• Doctorate in public health, human sciences, behavioral health, or a related field, completed on or before date of hire.
• Professional contributions to or leadership of applied research or practice efforts to promote community health and well-being for youth and/or adults.
• Demonstrated contributions to teaching, designing and/or developing educational programs.
• Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
• Record of contribution to or potential to secure external funding for practice or applied research efforts to promote community health.
• Demonstrated commitment to collaborative and respectful learning and working environments that are safe, inclusive, and welcoming.
• Demonstrated ability to work as a team member with other professionals and volunteers.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.

What We Would Like You to Have

• Professional contributions to or leadership of applied research or practice efforts to promote community behavioral health (mental health or substance use) for youth.
• Demonstrated contributions to community collaborations, coalitions, and partnerships.
• Demonstrated contributions to teaching, designing and/or developing Extension or other informal/non-credit educational programs in community health.
• Familiarity with and stated commitment to contributing to recent Oregon State University scholarship and practice towards promoting mental health and preventing substance use and tragic deaths.
• Experience partnering with multi/bicultural or multi/bilingual communities to promote health.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

Access to a vehicle is necessary as duties will require driving/travel to various sites in the county to deliver the programs and transporting curriculum materials. Business mileage will be reimbursed based on OSU policies. For information on vehicle use:

Wireless access may be necessary for active and effective communication with staff and key stakeholders.

Organization Summary

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.

OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

OSU is a fair chance employer committed to inclusive hiring. We encourage applications from candidates who bring a wide range of lived experience including involvement with the justice system. This job has “critical or security-sensitive” responsibilities. If you are selected as a finalist, your initial job offer will be contingent upon the results of a job-related pre-employment check (such as a background check, motor vehicle history check, sexual misconduct reference check, etc.). Background check results do not automatically disqualify a candidate. Take a look at our website including the section for more details. If you have questions or concerns about the pre-employment check, please contact OSU’s Employee and Labor Relations team at [email protected].

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: $68,000 - $85,000

Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

How to Apply

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A Curriculum Vitae (finalists will be required to give an open presentation where the CV and short biography will be shared with an audience); and

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experiences have prepared you for each qualification.

3) A Diversity Statement: After reviewing the OSU mission statement at… and the emphasis on diversity, please state how your background and experience has prepared you to be effective in an environment that values diversity. (Upload as a separate document.)

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact:
Megan Pratt
[email protected]

To apply, please visit:

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