OSU Today

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Oregon cuts spending on higher education deeper than every state but one (Oregonian)

Oregon slashed per-student spending on higher education more than all but one other state between 2000 and 2014, according to a new national study.

League of American Bicyclists names OSU a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly University (LIFE@OSU)

The League of American Bicyclists has recognized Oregon State University as a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly University, one of only 12 universities in the United States that has achieved this level.

 OSU applies for permission to research industrial hemp (Register-Guard)

Oregon State University is asking the federal government for permission to conduct research on industrial hemp, university officials said Thursday. (see also Portland Business Journal, Bend Bulletin, KTVZ)

Rare blue whale washes up on Oregon beach (OPB)

Bruce Mate, who serves as marine mammal director at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, said this is the first time he’s seen a blue whale on Oregon beaches. He’s been doing research in the state since 1968.

E. coli outbreak shows vulnerabilities of big chains using local food (OPB)

Larry Lev, an extension economist with Oregon State University, said Chipotle’s commitment to serving local foods when possible make the chain more susceptible to things like E. coli outbreaks.

Energy storage advance readies concentrated solar power for the smart grid (GizMag)

The intermittent nature of renewable energy sources is a huge burden on the power grid, making flexible and economical energy storage an essential step to a greener future. Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) and the University of Florida have now devised a way to conveniently store and release energy harvested through concentrated solar power (CSP) plants, improving on the cost and energy density of previous systems and preparing this technology for the smart grid.

OSU-Cascades invites people to join community integration advisory group (My Central Oregon)

Oregon State University – Cascades is seeking Central Oregon residents interested in helping guide the successful integration of the new, four-year campus into the local community.

OSU panelists back Iran nuclear deal (Gazette-Times)

The four speakers at an Oregon State University panel discussion Thursday on the controversial nuclear accord with Iran brought very different political perspectives to the conversation, but they all agreed on one point: The agreement is a positive step.

 Dad’s & Family Weekend at OSU Friday-Sunday (LIFE@OSU)

Hundreds of relatives of Oregon State University students will visit Corvallis Nov. 6-8 for the annual Dad’s & Family Weekend celebration that this year will feature a comedy show, open houses, tours and athletic events among the highlights. (see also Gazette-Times)

Supervolcanoes likely triggered externally (Zee News)

Knowledge of triggering mechanisms is crucial for monitoring supervolcano systems, including ones that lie beneath Yellowstone National Park and Long Valley, California, according to the study led by Patricia Gregg, University of Illinois, in collaboration with Eric Grosfils of Pomona College and Shan de Silva of Oregon State University.

Train dogs early (Ag Info)

A dog’s breed can determine how well it follows human commands, according to a new study from Oregon State University that found that dogs bred for predatory traits are better at following some human gestures.

Presidential historian to speak at OSU (Register-Guard)

Presidential historian Michael Beschloss will offer his insights into presidential leadership styles and the 2016 campaign for the Oval Office in a free public appearance next week at Oregon State University.


Veterans Day Ceremony: OSU is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony Friday, Nov. 6, 10- 11 a.m., in the Memorial Union Quad. Immediately following the ceremony is a reception in the Memorial Union Journey Room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The ceremony is sponsored by OSU’s ROTC units and includes a keynote address by Colonel Laura Garren. Also featured at the ceremony will be a 12-hour POW/MIA flag walk, a 24-hour POW/MIA vigil, and a 21-gun salute.

Marine Forum: For this week’s Marine Forum, the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) will be hosting Dr. Ana Spalding, Assistant Professor in Marine and Coastal Policy, who will be sharing her background and what she hopes to achieve at Oregon State University. Please join us on Friday, Nov. 6 from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Covell 218! For more info on Marine Forum, visit http://nnmrec.oregonstate.edu/education/marine-forum.

Meat lab: The Clark Meat Science Center’s retail store is open every Friday, from 1-5:30 p.m.  Located off of Campus Way, behind the Motor Pool, the meat lab offers a variety of meat products developed and crafted by OSU students. Products include fresh retail cuts, fresh and cooked sausages, hickory smoked bacon, jerky, and dry-cured products. For more information, including pricing and availability, call 541-737-1927.

SHPR Open House for Dads & Family Weekend   The School of History, Philosophy, and Religion will be holding a Dad’s Weekend Open House with exhibits on OSU history, the Holocaust Memorial Program, and our multiple student groups and opportunities.  Come on by for some light refreshments and bring your Dad!  Friday, Nov. 6 from 3-5 p.m., Milam Hall, 3rd Floor.

Speech Communication Colloquium: Goodnow will present “I Know You Are, But What Am I? The Visual (non)-Culture of the Selfie” on Friday, Nov. 6, from 4 – 5 p.m., in Strand Ag 160. This research examines the subject matter of the selfie, categorizes types of selfies, and demonstrates how selfies reflect the changing nature of visual culture and cultural memory.


Flying Club Open House: Corvallis Airport, Saturday, Nov 7, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Airplane Rides with a $20/person donation, weather permitting, and free BBQ. Talk to members, see our aircraft and learn about the Oregon State Flying Club first hand. OSU & LBCC students, alumni, staff & families are eligible for membership. Visit:  flying.oregonstate.edu

Wave Lab Open House: The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory (West of 35th Street on Jefferson), largest tsunami research facility in the US, will be open for a 20 minute guided tour and demonstration Nov. 7 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tours start every 5 minutes on a first come first serve basis and cover tsunami research, coastal hazards in Oregon, and coastal engineering. Questions please contact the lab at wavelab.tours@oregonstate.edu.


New Perspectives on Science, Society, and Global Connections: Legacies of WWII:   Join us for a panel discussion at the Oregon Historical Society featuring OSU Professors Jacob Darwin Hamblin, Marisa Chappell, and Christopher McKnight Nichols.   Hamblin will address the environmental and scientific dimensions, Chappell will explore the impacts on racial justice, gender equality, and workers’ rights, and Nichols will show how the construction of a post-war set of institutions reshaped international relations in virtually every conceivable manner.   Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m., Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Legislative Internship Forum: Interested in doing and internship in Washington, DC or Salem? A legislative internship forum will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10, 5 p.m., MU 211. The event features a panel with congressional staff, state legislative staff, and students who have done DC internships, as well as free pizza. There will also be a representative from the OSU Alumni Association present to discuss their scholarship for students who are doing internships in Washington, DC.

A Meditation and Well-Being Workshop will be offered by the Contemplative Studies Initiative with OSU Psychology Professor Winston McCullough. This free workshop will be held Monday evenings, Nov. 9 – Nov. 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Learning Innovations Center Room 314.  Registration not required.  Sessions include a guided meditation, presentation, and Q & A.  Questions can be directed to Teri.Morris@oregonstate.edu.

NEW DATE! Faculty Small Group Sessions with President Ray: Faculty are encouraged to reserve a spot to meet with President Ray in a small group session on either Nov. 13 from 1-2;30 or Nov. 30 from 10-11:30 a.m.; please note that the Nov. 13 session has replaced the previously scheduled Nov. 10 session from 1 – 2:30 p.m. To register, please send a message to faculty.senate@oregonstate.edu; the subject line should read ‘Small Group Session’ and include the following information: preferred date, participant name, email address, unit, and faculty rank (i.e., faculty research assistant, professor, professional, etc.).

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Space Grant symposium: Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium 2015 Student Symposium: OSGC will host the 2015 Student Symposium on Friday, Nov. 13,  9-6 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. OSGC funded students who were awarded fellowships, NASA internships, undergraduate research scholarships, and team research awards will present their research projects via posters and presentations. The event is free and open to all. For more information go to: http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/oregon-nasa-space-grant-student-symposium.

FULL! The Faculty Staff Fitness program’s FREE Fun at Work Lunch & Learn on Nov. 20 is at capacity and is no longer taking RSVPs.

Undoing Border Imperialism:  Harsha Walia is a social justice activist and journalist who is best known for co-founding the Vancouver chapter of No One Is Illegal.  Her latest book Undoing Border Imperialism combines scholarship with lived experiences of displacement and social movement based practices.  By reformulating immigrant rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, labor exploitation, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized empire, Harsha will explore the alternative conceptual frameworks of border imperialism and decolonization.  Monday, Nov. 9 at noon, Memorial Union 013: Multipurpose Room.

Emerson, The Indian Brahmo Samaj, and the American Reception of Gandhi: David Robinson, Distinguished Professor of American Literature in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, and Director of the OSU Center for the Humanities, will discuss how Ralph Waldo Emerson, Hindu intellectual Rammohun Roy, and other 19th century liberal religious thinkers set the stage for the 20th century American reception of Mahatma Gandhi. Monday, Nov. 9, 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.

Provost’s Lecture Series presents Michael BeschlossLeadership Under Pressure: A Historian’s Close-up Look at Presidential Decision-Making on Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center. Program followed by book signing. Free and open to the public. Visit http://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/michael-beschloss or contact events@oregonstate.edu for more information.

News for Employees

NEW! Healthy Life Fan Challenge: It’s time for Beaver and Duck fans to see who has the healthiest fans with the 2015 PacificSource Healthy Life Fan Challenge! From now through Nov. 30, support your team and a local charity by pledging to eat healthy, get active and stress less.  Make the pledge today at Healthy Life Fan Challenge. For every pledge made, PacificSource will donate $1 to your choice of a local charity, plus you’ll be entered to win tickets to the Civil War game or a Fitbit.

NEW! Qualtrics training: “Expanding Your Qualtrics Horizon,” presented by JoAnne Bunnage, College of Public Health and Human Sciences.  The Qualtrics web-based survey platform is a powerful tool that is available to all OSU faculty, staff, and students. Nov. 19, 1-2:30 p.m., The LaSell Stewart Center. Registration closes Nov. 15. Qualtrics can be used to build simple one-question polls to complex multi-component surveys. Sponsored by the Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA). Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members to attend. Visit http://oregonstate.edu/pfla/professional-development-speaker-series for details and to register.

NEW! Faculty Release Time (FRT): The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for FRT Spring 2016 release. The program provides limited funding for individuals developing external grant proposals or who wish to further their scholarly activities. Program description and application: http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/faculty-release-time. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Dec. 14.

NEW! Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) 2016: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the RERF 2016 solicitation. The intent of the RERF program is to enable faculty to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. Program guidelines and application: http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/research-equipment-reserve-fund. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Jan. 11, 2016.

 Animal Connection: Read the College of Veterinary Medicine online newsletter, Animal Connection, to learn about interesting hospital cases and cutting edge research. Recent stories include: Dogs Are Helping Us Fight Cancer, Cardiology Team Repairs Shelter Puppy’s Heart, A Four-Legged ‘State Employee’ Visits OSU for Surgery.

New members of OEI: The Office of Equity and Inclusion has two new members.  Scott Vignos is special assistant to the Executive Director for Strategic Initiatives & Operations. You can reach him at scott.vignos@oregonstate.edu ; phone 7-4113. Aisha McCoy is office coordinator. She can be reached at aisha.mccoy@oregonstate.edu; phone 7-6368.

Call for proposals: DeLoach Work Scholarships for undergraduates. The University Honors College is now accepting applications to the DeLoach Work Scholarship program for winter and spring terms, 2016. Tenured and tenure-track Oregon State faculty members, as well as senior instructors, can submit proposals for funding in support of Honors College undergraduates working at tasks that advance faculty research and enhance student experiential learning. Other faculty who like to apply should contact the UHC. Proposed work must relate to the area of the nominated student’s academic training and provide a significant learning outcome. The deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m.. Information regarding awards and the application process is available at http://honors.oregonstate.edu/deloach-work-scholarship.

Learning Innovation Grants available: Applications for the 2015-2016 Learning Innovation Grants are now being accepted. These grants support projects that deploy technology in ways that improve student learning. The maximum award for Individual Grants is $10,000; applications are due Dec. 4. The maximum award for Scaled Grants (multi-departmental teams) is $100k; project descriptions are due Nov. 13, with full proposals due Dec. 18.  For more information and application materials, please visit: http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/tech-funding/learning-innovation-grant. An information session will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in Kidder 202. Attendance is recommended if you are considering submitting a proposal.

Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic – Emergency Preparedness Kits:  Preparedness kits help bridge the emergency or disaster until normalcy can be restored. Kit recommendations range from 24 hours to 72 hours to 7 days, from personal to vehicle to workplace and household sizes.  Help someone start their lifelong preparedness with a Preparedness Kit gift.  Purchase the container (backpack, rolling bag, etc.), add one or two items to give the kit a start, add this preparedness list, and talk to them about preparedness. Some suggested kit contents are listed in the flyer, which can be downloaded at: http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/preparedness-topics

2015 Charitable Fund Drive begins! This campus-wide effort makes it easy to contribute to non-profit groups locally and throughout Oregon to help address a wide range of needs in the communities where we live. For more information or to pledge now, visit http://oregonstate.edu/charitablefunddrive/home. Look for your Charitable Fund Drive program book arriving soon in campus mail.

Joy Drive: Looking to help create a joyful holiday season for a student family? Sign up to be a Joy Drive sponsor today! If you are interested in participating in this year’s Joy Drive, please indicate the number of children you would like to sponsor. Each child receives on average 3-4 moderately priced gifts from their sponsor. Please respond to familyresources@oregonstate.edu by Nov. 6 if you/and or your department would like to sponsor a family.

Journey Into Leadership: Applications are being accepted through Nov. 18 for the “Journey Into Leadership” Program presented by the Center for Learning & Organizational Development. We are seeking applicants from all positional levels (academic faculty, professional faculty and classified employees) from both campus and off-campus organizations for a group that represents the diverse facets of OSU. The program begins Friday, Dec. 11. To learn more and apply online, visit http://hr.oregonstate.edu/journey-leadership.  There is no cost to attend.

Veteran’s Day – Recreational Sports Facilities open: Recreational Sports facilities will be open Wednesday, Nov. 11, 6 a.m. – midnight. All programming will be cancelled, which means there will be no Fit Pass classes, IM games, or ALI classes.

Recreational Sports Half Term Membership: Interested in becoming a member of Recreational Sports? Fall half term membership, valid Nov. 9-Dec. 31, is now available for purchase! Learn more about rates here, as well as possible reimbursements through the PEBB Exercise Rewards Program. Contact Ali Duerfeldt, Membership Coordinator, at 541-737-3110 with questions.

Traffic and maintenance

Dearborn: Sidewalk improvements will require a closure of the west end of the Dearborn Hall breezeway, Nov. 5 – Nov. 6.  Detours will be in place to route pedestrians to the NW accessible entrance to Rogers Hall for access to Dearborn Hall.

Snell: As part of the Snell Hall Arts Renovation project, the power to Snell Hall and McAlexander Fieldhouse will be shut down in order to complete electrical work at Snell Hall on Nov. 11, from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

35th and Washington: SW 35th Street near the intersection with SW Washington Way will be closed to all traffic beginning 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13-5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16. The closure is necessary for installation of a new concrete railroad crossing surface, the first phase of a City of Corvallis and Oregon Department of Transportation cooperative project for improvements to 35th Street at this railroad crossing. No vehicles or pedestrians will be able to cross the railroad tracks in this location during this closure. A detour will be set up to re-route affected traffic on SW 35th Street to SW 30th Street.


To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.

Benefits Consultant – The Office of Human Resources invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Benefits Consultant. Posting #0016394.  Closes Nov. 6.

Academic Wage Appointment – The SMILE Program invites applications for a part-time (0.60 FTE), salaried Academic Wage appointment. Posting # 0016367. Closes Nov. 27, , full consideration date Nov. 6.

Executive Support Specialist 1 – Extension services SNAP-Ed Program in Portland, invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Executive Support Specialist 1 position. Posting #0016283. Closes Nov. 6.

Grants/Contracts Technician (Internal Employment Opportunity) – The Agricultural Sciences & Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Grants/Contracts Technician (Internal Employment Opportunity).  Posting #0016463.  Closes Nov. 9.

Advanced Practice Clinician (NP/PA)– Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month Advanced Practice Clinician. Posting # 0016311. For full consideration apply by Nov. 9.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – The Extension Services Family and Community Health program in Tillamook county invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Assistant Professor (Practice). Posting #0016191. Closes Nov. 9.

Assistant Professor (Practice) –  OSU Extension Service invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor (Practice) position with the 4-H Youth Development Program serving Hood River County. Posting #0016088. Closes Nov. 9.

Assistant Professor –  OSU Extension Service invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor with the 4-H Youth Development Program in Deschutes County. Posting #0016086. Closes Nov. 10.

OSU Alumni Association is seeking a facilities and event supervisor for the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Apply by Nov. 11 by sending your resume, cover letter and contact information for 3 references to osualum@oregonstate.edu. View the position description at www.osualum.com/jobs

Cook 2, University Housing & Dining Services. Filling several Full-Time, AY (10 Month) Lead Cook positions. Starting wage $13.67 per hour plus benefits (health care, vacation & sick leave).  Requires 2 years full time cook experience in a food service operation. Posting # 0016388.  Closes Nov. 13.

The School of Psychological Science is seeking a 9-month, tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor in Human Neuroscience. Posting #0015412.  Full consideration Nov. 13.

NEW! Accountant 1 – The Arts & Sciences Business Center (ASBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Accountant 1.  Posting 0016480.  Closes Nov. 15.

Trades/Maintenance Coordinator (Facilities Maintenance Coordinator), OSU-Cascades in Bend invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Facilities Maintenance Coordinator position. Posting # 0016362.  Closes Nov. 15.

Administrative Coordinator – The Office of University Compliance invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Administrative Coordinator position.  Posting # 0016389. Closes Nov 15.

Policy Standards Program Manager – The Office of University Compliance invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Policy Standards Program Manager.  Posting # 0016393. Closes Nov 15.

 Coordinator– The Human Services Resource Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12 month, Coordinator. This position will manage and coordinate services for students primarily focused on food insecurity, homelessness and other issues related to poverty. Posting #0016341. Closes Nov. 15.

Graduate Program Coordinator –  School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Graduate Program Coordinator. Posting #0016380. Closes Nov. 15.

Veterinary Technician – Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks a full-time Certified Veterinary Technician for employment in our Small Animal Hospital Surgery Service.  The hospital is part of OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and provides excellent benefits and a competitive salary.  Posting #0015391. Closes Nov. 15.

Assistant Professor (Practice) –  The Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences invited applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position that will serve the area of Umatilla and Morrow Counties in the Columbia Plateau Region. Posting #0016084. Closes Nov. 15.

Assistant Professor (Practice) –Oregon 4-H Youth Development serving Morrow and Umatilla counties invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), fixed-term, Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0016269. Closes Nov. 15.

The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Integrated Human and Ecological Systems. This is a 9-month, 1.0 FTE, tenure-track position with responsibilities for teaching, advising, research and outreach responsibilities. Posting #0016220. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 15.

Administrative Program Assistant—Precollege Programs is seeking a full-time Administrative Program Assistant to coordinate workshops and events and manage office operations.  Posting # 0016339, Closes Nov. 16.

Chef de Cuisine, OSU Catering, University Housing and Dining Services.  Filling one F/T Management position. Annual salary range $36,000 – $48,000, and includes a comprehensive benefits package (health care, vacation & sick leave). Posting #0016368.  Closes Nov. 16.

Finance and Accounting Manager (FAM) – The Arts & Sciences Business Center (ASBC) invites applications for a 12-month, full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed-term position as Finance and Accounting Manager (FAM).  Posting 0016417.  Closes Nov. 18.

 Assistant Professor (Practice) –  The Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences invited applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position that will serve the area of Umatilla and Morrow Counties in the Columbia Plateau Region. Posting #0016084. Closes Nov. 20.

Assistant Professor (Practice) – Oregon Extension services in Lane County and the College of Forestry invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Assistant Professor (Practice) position. Posting #0016145. Closes Nov. 20.

Coordinator – 4H Program – OSU Extension Service invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12 month fixed-term, 4-H Youth Development Outreach Program Coordinator position with the 4-H Youth program serving Marion County. Posting #0016405. Closes Nov. 23.

Oregon Sea Grant is seeking a 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position for Oregon Sea Grant (OSG) and Oregon State University Extension Service (OSUES) serving the Oregon Coastal Region with specific emphasis on the North Coast & lower Columbia River. The position will be based in Astoria. Too apply, visit posting #0016398. Posting closes Nov. 26.

Program Coordinator—Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE) Program, temporary part-time (.6-.8 FTE).Posting # 0016367, closes Nov. 27.

Accounting Technician – The Agricultural Sciences & Marine Sciences Business Center (AMBC) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE) position as Accounting Technician.  Posting #0016408.  Closes Nov. 30.

Assistant Professor Senior Research– The Department of Nuclear Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, Assistant Professor Senior Research position. Posting # 0016322. Closes Nov. 30.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Crop and Soil Science is seeking applications for a full time (1.0 fte), 9-month, tenure-track, Invertebrate Crop Pest Scientist.  Posting # 0016319. For full consideration apply by Nov. 30.

NEW! The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position (depending on qualifications) in Nature-Based Recreation Management, with appointment starting in September 2016. Posting #0016472. For full consideration, apply by Dec. 4.

NEW! Instrument Technician 1 – Mechanical – The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Instrument Technician 1 – Mechanical,  position. Posting # 0016499. Closes Dec. 5.

Equity Associate – The Office of Equity and Inclusion invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Equity Associate position. Posting # 0016450. Closes Dec. 6.

The School of Psychological Science is seeking for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position in Engineering Psychology. This position is at the assistant professor level, although more senior applicants will also be considered. Posting #001607.  For full consideration apply by Dec. 30.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor– The Department of Civil and Construction Engineering invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate or Full Professor position to begin Fall 2016. Posting # 0016434. Closes Feb. 15,  with a full-consideration date of Dec. 31.

Bio Science Research Technician 1 – The Malheur County Extension office in Ontario, Oregon invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), Bio Science Research Technician 1 position. Posting #0016303. Closes Dec. 31.

Student Outreach Assistant (Accelerator Interns) – VP for Research invites students to apply for a part-time position as an Accelerator Intern. The program is designed to give hands on experience researching the commercialization potential of business concepts originating from the Oregon State University community. Job posting # 0014876. Closes Dec. 31.

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology (BPP) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant position. Posting #0013984. Closes Dec. 31, 2015.

Assistant/Associate ProfessorThe School of Nuclear Science and Engineering invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE) 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level, depending on qualifications. Posting #0016435. Closes Jan. 1, 2016.

NEW! Assistant Professor, Viticulture-The College of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for a 9-month 1.0 FTE tenure-track position at the Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center in Central Point, OR.  Posting #0016458. Closes Jan. 15, 2016.

Assistant/Associate Professor– The College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Assistant or Associate Professor in BIS. Posting #0015932. For full consideration apply by Jan. 15, 2016.

The Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning is looking for a Faculty Research Assistant (FRA) to work with an experienced team of educational researchers to improve training and development of informal science professionals. The position is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s AISL program. To read more about the position, follow this link: http://stem.oregonstate.edu/jobs/AISL-FRA-2015

Oregon State University is seeking two Postdoctoral Scholars to work with a transdisciplinary team focused on improving postsecondary STEM education through various curricular and instructional reforms leading to organizational change. The positions are funded by NSF grants from the WIDER, PRIME, and FIRE programs. To read more about the positions, their requirements, benefits, and how to apply, please see http://stem.oregonstate.edu/ad-transdisciplinary-postdocs.


Corvallis: “I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October… It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer’s death as winter tightens its grip.” ~ Henry Rollins. Areas of fog, then mostly sunny, high of 57, low of 42. Rain tomorrow, showers on Sunday.

Central Oregon: Mostly sunny today, high of 54, low of 32. Slight chance of rain tomorrow, rain and snow Sunday.

Newport: Mostly cloudy today, high of 59, low of 49. Rain tomorrow, showers Sunday.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/


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