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OSU Seeks Extension Specialist in Silviculture & Director of Research Forests

Oregon State University invites applications for a combination position as Research Forest Director of Research & Community Relations & Associate/Full Professor Extension Specialist in Silviculture. The Research Forest Director of Research & Community Relations will provide critical leadership and oversight to the 9 OSU Research and Demonstration Forests that serve as living laboratories for learners of all types to gain insight into all aspects of forest management. As Silviculture Extension Specialist, this position will assess and address silviculture research and outreach needs for a variety of audiences and stakeholders including private forest owners, natural resource professionals, industrial and agency owners and managers, and policy makers.

To review the posting and to apply, visit

Application deadline: May 8, 2024 (full consideration), June 5, 2024 (final closing).

OSU is an AA/EOE/Fair Chance employer.

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