Current Position Openings

Oregon State University Extension
OSU Assistant Professor of Practice-Extension Field Crops – 2 Positions

Location: Salem, Oregon and Tangent, Oregon

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Brief Description: The Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences and the OSU Extension Service is recruiting for two (2) full-time, fixed-term, Field Crops Assistant Professor of Practice positions, one to be located at the Marion County Extension Office in Salem, Oregon and the other to be located at the Linn County Extension Office in Tangent, Oregon. The academic home for this position will be the Department of Crop and Soil Science. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To review posting and apply, please visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/50634. Apply to posting # P01663UF. Closing date: 11/30/2017. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

Application Deadline: 11/30/2017


Michigan State University Extension
Extension Educator - Consumer Horticulture Supervising Educator

Location: Pontiac (Oakland County), Michigan

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Brief Description: Position Overview
As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute (AABI), this position provides local as well as statewide leadership, educational programming and applied research expertise in alignment with Consumer Horticulture. This position collaborates across work groups, Institutes and community groups and works with faculty, specialists and educators for advancement of the needs of the Institute clientele; designs, implements and evaluates programming based on basic and applied research and the needs of clientele groups; ensures dissemination of research-based information through various methods, including multi-media, personal education and written articles; and, serves as an informational resource for Extension personnel and clientele. In addition, this position will provide supervision for county Consumer Horticulture Program Instructors based in neighboring counties. This position is based in Pontiac (Oakland County), Michigan.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)
• Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to horticulture must be earned by date of hire.
Supervisory experience, at least 2-years preferred.
Desired Qualifications
• 3-years’ experience in Extension program delivery or demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation (relevant experience acquired within the last 5-years preferred).

Application Process
To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the applicable Michigan State University careers page (internal candidate or external candidate) as noted under the To Apply section. Search for posting number 469068 using the Job Search field.
Applicants are asked to provide a current resume/CV, cover letter and four (4) professional references.
This position is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually based upon successful performance and continued funding.

Application deadline is November 19, 2017.

Application Deadline: 11/19/2017


Michigan State University Extension
Extension Educator - Swine Production Educator

Location: Gratiot County, Michigan

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Brief Description: Position Overview
As part of Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, this position will provide local as well as statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in program areas related to the pork industry. In addition, and as a result of the ongoing challenges relative to ensuring product safety and the ability to meet consumer demand, this position will also include a collaborative research and educational component focused on areas of concern to the industry such as disease transfer between and within herds, antimicrobial resistance, endocrine disruptors, and harmful exposures on-farm to biological, chemical and physical hazards. Following a research-to-practice (RTP) framework, collaboration with MSUE and industry specialists, emergency management teams, and other relevant stakeholders, will assure timeliness and value of this component of the position to the industry. The chosen applicant will work with all types of pork production systems across Michigan, including extensive and intensive operations, will collaborate across work teams, Institutes, and work with faculty, specialists and educators. This position will be the local point-of-contact and provide leadership on relevant topics. The successful applicant will design, implement and evaluate educational programming that is evidence (research) based, will address the needs of clientele groups and ensure dissemination of research-based information through various methods. The successful candidate will provide learning experiences and information for farmers, agri-business professionals, and consumers that will contribute to enhancing profitable agricultural products, contribute to the short and long-term viability of farms, the economic well-being of Michigan residents, and serve as an informational resource for Extension personnel. This position will be located in Gratiot County, Michigan.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)
• Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to swine production and management must be earned by date of hire.

Application Process
To view the full position description and required qualifications, visit the Michigan State University careers page (internal or external candidate) as noted under the To Apply section. Search for posting number 469140 using the Job Search field.

Applicants are asked to provide a current resume/CV, cover letter and four (4) professional references.
This position is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually based upon successful performance and continued funding.

Application deadline is November 19, 2017.

Application Deadline: 11/19/2017


ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY – DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CROP SCIENCES

Location: Normal, Illinois

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Brief Description: Brief Description: Full-time academic year (9-month) probationary tenure track position (75% teaching/25% research).

RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibility is teaching undergraduate courses in crop sciences and agronomy management. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a high quality research program that includes grant writing and publishing within the discipline. Additional responsibilities include developing and teaching crop sciences M.S. graduate courses, supervising M.S. graduate students, advising departmental student organizations, and participating in appropriate professional and university service.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a doctorate in crop sciences, agronomy, or a closely related area. It is preferred that candidates have a completed doctorate by the position start date of August 16, 2018, but applicants with an expected completion of a doctoral degree by May 2019 will also be considered. For consideration at the associate professor level, applicants should have an appropriate record of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

POSITION AVAILABLE: Starting date is August 16, 2018

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY and THE COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Illinois State University was founded in 1857 and is the oldest public university in Illinois. The Department of Agriculture is home to approximately 585 undergraduate students, 15 M.S. graduate students and 11 full-time faculty. Facilities include a 360 acre teaching and research farm with grain and livestock production. The College of Applied Science and Technology is home to 4,200 undergraduate students, 350 graduate students and 163 full-time faculty. The College of Applied Science and Technology includes the Departments of Agriculture, Criminal Justice Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, Military Science, and Technology, and the Schools of Information Technology and Kinesiology and Recreation (http://cast.illinoisstate.edu/). University-wide there are approximately 20,500 students in the six colleges. Illinois State (http://www.illinoisstate.edu) is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. Illinois State University ranks in the top 10% of all U.S. universities for 6-year graduation rate (73.4%) and freshman retention rate (81.1%).

BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL COMMUNITY: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to the Illinois Farm Bureau, GROWMARK, Country Financial Insurance, the Illinois Soybean Association, and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board. Many additional agronomic and agribusiness firms operate out of central Illinois. The community also is home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. For the third consecutive year, Illinois State University was named a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Initial review of applications will begin on November 3, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

To assure full consideration, apply online to posting number 0709912 at https://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/ and attach a letter of application, full vitae, transcripts, and contact information for three references (name, phone number, email address) by November 3, 2017. Inquiries may be directed to:

Mrs. Kathy Scott, Administrative Assistant to the Chair
Phone: (309) 438-5655
E-mail: kjscot2@ilstu.edu
Visit our Web site: http://agriculture.illinoisstate.edu/

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Application Deadline: 11/03/2017


University of Idaho Extension
Extension Educator – Livestock and Small Acreage

Location: Canyon County – Caldwell, Idaho

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Brief Description: University of Idaho Extension
Extension Educator – Livestock and Small Acreage

Location: Canyon County – Caldwell, Idaho

Position Summary: The Extension Educator will provide leadership in livestock (cattle focus), pasture and forage production, and small acreage management for county, multi-county, and district programs (90%). The educator will provide assistance in university outreach where appropriate. They will plan, develop, implement, evaluate, and report livestock, pasture and forage production and management programs for commercial livestock producers and small acreage landowners. In addition, the Educator will provide multi-county program support for 4-H Youth Development in livestock project areas (10%).

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to Animal Science, Farm Management, Agricultural and Extension Education, Adult Education or a closely related discipline (the required degree must be completed by the date of hire).
• Ability to organize and work with people.
• Computer literacy and good written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to teach and lead group problem-solving and decision-making.
• Competence in using technology for program delivery, record keeping and reporting, and team-based communications.
• Ability to provide organizational structure and support for a variety of individuals and groups.
• Must be willing and able to travel and participate in evening and weekend programs.

Preferred Qualifications
• At least 3 years of experience in Extension Education or demonstrated ability and skill in Animal Science or Farm Management (relevant experience acquired within the last 5 years preferred).
• Ability to work well in a team and provide effective instruction, support, marketing and promotion for Extension programs.
• Ability to adapt research materials for effective oral and written presentations.
• Experience in disseminating results through scholarly outlets.
• Demonstrated skills in organization and management.
• Previous experience working with underserved, un-served and minority audiences.
• Knowledge of Hispanic culture and ability to communicate in Spanish, both orally and in writing.

Application Deadline: October 24, 2017

For full position description and to apply: http://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/18710

Application Deadline: 10/24/2017


Oregon State University
OSU Assistant Professor of Practice-Extension Field Crops and Watershed Management

Location: Malheur County, Oregon

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Brief Description: OSU Assistant Professor of Practice-Extension Field Crops and Watershed Management

The Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences and the OSUExtension Service invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Professor of Practice, Extension Field Crops and Watershed Management position located in Malheur County, Oregon. The academic home for this position is the Department of Crop and Soil Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU). Reappointment is at the discretion of Regional Administrator, Department Head, and the Program Leader.

This position has a scholarly outcome expectation as outlined in the OSUFaculty Handbook and the Academic Affairs document “Scholarship defined for Professors of Practice”.

As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research and outreach and engagement, OSU promotes economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation and the world. This position contributes to the mission of the College of Agricultural Sciences, with principal responsibility for needs assessment, Extension educational program development, delivery, and evaluation, and for conducting applied research needed to support Extension activities.

The person in this position is a spokesperson for some sectors of Treasure Valley agriculture. It is essential that the field crops extension faculty member have an in-depth understanding of the cropping systems of the area such that they can serve as a technical advisor for local industry groups and provide science and research based guidance to other governmental agencies that are developing policies that would affect the natural resource industries of the county.

Applied research that addresses cropping system needs and that can result in scholarly outputs appropriate for this position is expected. What are considered to be “minor crops” on a national level (onions, alfalfa seed, dry beans, etc.) are the backbone of agriculture in Malheur County. Given this minor crop status, maintaining current and seeking new local pesticide registrations is critical to maintenance of agricultural industry success in the County. The faculty member must assist in doing needed research and paperwork to obtain local pesticide labels. This work is to be done in cooperation with other OSU and University of Idaho colleagues in the Treasure Valley. The faculty member will be part of a two-person extension team that shares responsibilities for field crops work in the County with each person having primary responsibilities for different crops.

This position will require traveling.

Active and effective communication with staff and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position. This position will require traveling.

Oregon State University is committed to practicing and delivery of tools for state-of-the-science interaction and engagement of partners and stakeholders. This faculty member is required to use modern learning tools, employ and practice engaged scholarship, promote integration of programs across disciplines that are demand-driven and use open source tools that continually align with innovation and shifts in educational program delivery.

College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing student success by engaging students in quality academic, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. Positions with primary responsibility for Extension and Outreach are likewise committed to learner success through programming appropriate for diverse audiences.

Oregon State University and the OSU Extension Service are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All employees of Extension are responsible for helping to ensure that these commitments are achieved. In addition, all faculty members will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that all people have equal program participation opportunities.

To review posting and apply, please visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/49227. Apply to posting # P01591UF. Closing date: 10/13/2017. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

Application Deadline: 10/31/2017


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Extension Educator –Cropping Systems

Location: (Clay, Nuckolls, Thayer & Fillmore Counties)

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Brief Description: Do you have the drive to help feed the world by teaching emerging on-farm research discovery and agricultural science to top crop producers and agribusiness professionals? Can you be a strong regional leader and develop focused, comprehensive educational programs in Irrigated and Rainfed Cropping Systems? We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Clay Center, Nebraska that serves Clay, Nuckolls, Thayer and Fillmore counties.

Nebraska Extension is an organization that values individuals who are self-directed, excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others and are excellent communicators. As a member of the Nebraska Extension team you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree with one degree in Agronomy, Weed Science, Crop Science, Soil Science, Biological Systems Engineering, Doctor of Plant Health, Mechanized Agriculture Systems or other closely related field required. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
• Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, web media, presentations).
• Minimum of 2 years experience with agricultural production similar to Nebraska systems.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
• Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery.
• Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.
• Successful experience in teaching Cropping Systems education in a formal or informal setting, experience teaching crop producers or their advisors, and a demonstrated ability to network with agricultural industry or public agencies.

Review of applications will begin on 10/31/2017. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu (Requisition number: F_170053). Click on the “Apply for this position” button above or below; or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Resume
- List of three professional references
- Unofficial (or official) transcripts, or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade, must be attached to the online application (as “Other”), or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to blacken out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Application Deadline: 10/31/2017


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Extension Educator – Cropping

Location: (Platte County)

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Brief Description: Do you have the drive to help the world by conducting on-farm research and transferring science-based information into the hands of top crop producers and agribusiness? Can you be a strong regional leader and develop focused, comprehensive educational programs in Cropping Systems and Agricultural Technologies? University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is an organization that values individuals who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators. As a member of the UNL Extension team you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Columbus, Nebraska and serving east central Nebraska. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. The focus of this position will be on rainfed and irrigated crop production systems, cover crops, and alternative forages and crop residue management to build resiliency and protect soil and water resources. This person will teach and coordinate Cropping Systems programs regionally in a) improved profitability and sustainability; b) reducing environmental risk and encouraging resource stewardship; c) enhanced resiliency of cropping systems from climate variability; and d) expanded consumer and youth awareness of cropping systems and grain, fiber and oil products and bi-products.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree required; one degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Agricultural Mechanization with emphasis on corn and soybean production systems, or closely related field. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
• Successful experience teaching in a formal or informal setting.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web and social media).
• Experience working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
• Working knowledge of corn and soybean production systems and equipment or experience with the use of cover crops for improving soil health.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
• Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.
• Experience in the development and implementation of social media policies and procedures, including maintenance of a website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter and Pinterest accounts for a professional organization.

Review of applications will begin on 10/19/2017. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu. (Requisition number: F_170114). Click “Apply for this Job” or sign on and complete or review existing information form. You will be required to attach the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Resume
- List of three professional references
- Unofficial (or official) transcripts, or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade, must be attached to the online application (as “Other Document”), or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to blacken out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Application Deadline: 10/19/2017


University of Maine Cooperative Extension and School of Food and Agriculture
University of Maine Cooperative Extension and School of Food and Agriculture

Location: Orono, Maine

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Brief Description: The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and School of Food and Agriculture invite applications for a joint full-time, fiscal-year, continuing contract eligible faculty appointment as Extension Ornamental Horticulture Specialist & Assistant Extension Professor and Assistant Professor of Environmental Horticulture, effective February 1, 2018. This position will provide specialized support in ornamental horticulture for Cooperative Extension and for the School of Food and Agriculture's environmental horticulture and sustainable agriculture programs. Related applied research is also expected. The faculty member will have a joint appointment consisting of 83% Cooperative Extension and 17% teaching in the School of Food and Agriculture.

This faculty position will be housed at the University of Maine in Orono and will affiliate with the Maine Food and Agricultural Center on campus. This faculty member will develop and conduct educational programs and applied research projects throughout the state with an emphasis on Maine's green industry, potentially including floriculture, nurseries, garden centers, arboriculture, greenhouse production and clients involved in consumer horticulture. This position works with other Extension faculty, advisory boards and commodity associations to offer programs addressing the educational needs of Maine's landscape designers, landscape professionals, nursery growers, propagators, arborists, growers and professional gardeners.

The successful candidate will also be expected to develop and teach one introductory undergraduate course, PSE 100 Plant Science, and its associated laboratory sections, every fall semester within the 17% teaching appointment. This course is taken by all undergraduate majors in the Environmental Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture programs. This position will not be expected to advise undergraduates. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

For a full job description and to apply: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=43684&job=extension-ornamental-horticulture-specialist-assistant-extension-professor-and-assistant-professor-of-environmental-horticulture

Application Deadline: 10/16/2017


Position announcements on the NACAA website are available by contacting Scott Hawbaker, NACAA Executive Director at (217)794-3700, or email exec-dir@nacaa.com . Costs associated with postings are 30 days - $100, 60 days - $150 or 90 days $200. Payment can be made via credit card or Purchase Orders.