Current Position Openings

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Open Rank Extension Educator – Beef Systems

Location: Saunders County

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Brief Description: Do you have the drive to help us with critical issues facing the beef industry? Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused, comprehensive learning programs on topics such as integrating the current technologies in ruminant nutrition, beef genetics, and reproduction in beef operation and planning resiliency to drought in grass and forage-based beef systems? 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 at Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, Nebraska and serving the geographic regions that includes the following counties in Nebraska: Butler, Saunders, Douglas, Sarpy, Seward, Lancaster, Cass, Otoe, Saline, Jefferson, Gage, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, and Richardson. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. The focus of this position will be Beef Systems with an emphasis on Ruminant Nutrition. This person will teach and coordinate Beef Systems programs regionally in a) improved profitability and sustainability; b) animal care to improve health, wellbeing, and product quality; c) enhanced resiliency of beef businesses; and d) expanded consumer and youth awareness of livestock systems and animal products.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree required in animal science or closely related field, with an emphasis in ruminant nutrition or closely related field. 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, presentations, web, and social media).
• Experience in beef production similar to those found in Nebraska.

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 beef and grassland systems topics in a formal or non-formal setting.
• Experience teaching beef producers or their advisors.
• Demonstrated ability to network with the beef industry.

Review of applications will begin January 2, 2020. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_190224. 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
- Transcripts (official or unofficial) or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade. Transcripts must be attached to the online application (as “Other Document”), attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to black out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Application Deadline: 01/02/2020


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Open Rank Extension Educator – Urban Entomology

Location: Lancaster County

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Brief Description: Are you interested in addressing emerging, persistent and resistant entomology issues in communities, structures and home landscapes? Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused, comprehensive learning programs addressing urban entomology issues? 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 Lincoln, Nebraska and serving Lancaster, York, Seward, Cass and Otoe Counties. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. The focus of this position will be Urban Entomology with an emphasis on plant and food related insect issues, but would also include those insects that affect humans like head lice and bed bugs.
Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree required; one degree in Entomology, Urban Entomology or closely related field. 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, presentations, web, and social media).
• Training and/or demonstrated ability in working with urban entomology related issues.

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 urban entomology topics in a formal or informal setting.
• Experience teaching or networking with homeowners, managers of public or commercial urban landscapes, or horticultural industry.
Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2020. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_190223. 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
- Transcripts (official or unofficial) or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade. Transcripts must be attached to the online application (as “Other Document”), attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to black out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Application Deadline: 01/02/2020


West Virginia University Extension
Extension Agent Agriculture and Natural Resources

Location: Clarksburg, West Virginia

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Brief Description: The WVU Extension Service, in Morgantown, West Virginia, is seeking a dynamic individual who will implement a comprehensive Extension program in agriculture and natural resources (ANR) with a major emphasis on local foods and horticulture. This is a county based position serving Harrison County and the region. The office is located in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

Major Responsibility of the County Extension Agent,
This position's major responsibility is the interpretation and delivery of relevant educational information to the citizens of the county and region, with specific emphasis on an effort to insure the application of this knowledge.

The Agent is responsible to the Program Unit Director for all programmatic and administrative matters. However, the Agent works cooperatively with the appropriate County Program Coordinator (CPC) to integrate his/her program efforts into the total County Extension program.

The amount of time which an Agent spends in specific program areas and/or in program components is determined in concert with the Unit Director and other the County Faculty.

Functions and Tasks of the Agent
1. Conducts educational programs in his/her designated program area to help people more effectively interpret and use findings of science and technology.
a. Assumes responsibility for developing and executing a Plan of Work.
b. Involves the appropriate program advisory committees in the development and implementation of programs.
c. Develop, market, deliver, facilitate and evaluate non-credit educational programming in response to locally identified priority needs in forage and livestock production.
d. Uses the resources of the West Virginia University and the community to effectively implement county programs.
e. Identifies, recruits, and develops volunteer leadership to assists with the carrying out the program of work in the county.
f. Develops and uses appropriate systems for reporting program accomplishments.
g. Functions at all times as a professional educator.
h. Actively participate with Extension work teams to help focus and develop regional and statewide programs in designated program areas.
2. Follows a sound process in developing educational programs in his/her designated area of responsibility.
a. Works with a program advisory committee in analyzing the county situation and in identifying priority problems.
b. Establishes clear objectives and uses appropriate subject matter content and learning experiences to reach these objectives.
c. Designs and implements a variety of program delivery methods to reach target clientele.
d. Takes necessary action to insure that sufficient groundwork is laid for programs to succeed.
e. Evaluates results and accounts to appropriate publics for program accomplishments.

3. Develops an understanding of the county, the needs of its citizens and Extension's role in meeting those needs.
a. Understands the county situation in terms of social and economic factors.
b. Understands the role of County Extension Service in effecting changes in the county situation.
c. Continuously examines his/her role as a change agent.

4. Understands the philosophy of Extension and utilizes effective methodology in program delivery and evaluation.
a. Understands and conveys the philosophy, objectives and policies of WVU CES.
b. Assists in determining and obtaining resources needed to implement the Plan of Work.
c. Plans and provides the training needed to equip volunteer leaders to carry out the program.
d. Develops and maintains two-way communications with volunteer leaders.
e. Establishes and maintains rapport with personnel of the mass media and arranges for appropriate releases in the program area.
f. Determines the impact and assesses the effectiveness of the program.
g. Uses the results of program evaluation to initiate changes in the implementation of the program.
h. Understands and implements the provisions of EEO, ADA, WVU's diversity plan, and other Affirmative Action programs within Extension.

Qualifications include:
• Completed master’s degree in in an agricultural related field of study is required. Training and experience in a plant science, animal science, or extension education field of study is highly preferred.
• If the required degree is not in the specified academic field, applicants may qualify with any degree plus three years of relevant work experience in the required fields. Demonstrated leadership and management skill through collaborations and partnerships with agencies and organizations is necessary. Extension or similar work experience is preferred; experience working with volunteers is desirable.
• Evidence of ability to use research skills, assess needs, evaluate programs, and conduct applied research related to area of placement is desired.
• Documented experience in volunteer management, supervision, resource development, and team leadership is preferred.
• Proficiency in oral and written communication and knowledge and use of computer technology for educational programming and management are required.
• Experience working with advisory committees.
• Experience working with the media and web-based information delivery methods.
Special Requirements:
• Ability to pass a criminal background check.
• Ability to meet travel demands of position (overnight stays), such as 4-H related events, conferences, professional development sessions/trainings.
• Willingness to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends.
• Valid WV Driver's License required.
• Ability to lift and carry materials needed to conduct trainings and perform duties of the position.
• Must be able to pass the Children on Campus and Title IX training.
Position Assignment:
• This is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track position.
• The successful candidate will be evaluated for providing a significant contribution in teaching and service with a reasonable contribution in research/professional development with WVU Extension Service.
• The position will provide agriculture and natural resources programming in Harrison County and the region with a primary focus on horticulture and local foods. The agent will also be a subject matter resource person for regional and statewide programming as needed.
• Appointment is subject to the approval of the Harrison County Extension Service Committee


Application Process:
If you meet the stated requirements and would like to be considered for the position, ALL of the following information must be submitted using https://careers.wvu.edu/career-opportunities:
• A cover letter indicating the position title and number that you are applying for and outlining experience and qualifications.
• Resume or curriculum vitae including date(s) of employment, supervisor(s) names, and contact information.
• A list of three references (including address, e-mail, and phone) who can reflect on your professional strengths.
• Transcripts conferring your Bachelor’s and Master’ degree. Required degree must be conferred by Fall 2019 semester.
• First consideration for applications received before December 8, 2019.
Special Notice: Upon completion of the application, screening, and interview process, a candidate will be presented to the Harrison County Extension Service Committee for their consideration. Final placement of the agent in the Counties is subject to the approval of the Harrison County Extension Service Committee.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
Meeting the needs of today’s professional couples is a critical factor in WVU’s success in recruiting and retaining new faculty and senior staff. Our Dual Career Program assists couples in your employment search. WVU belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit dualcareer.wvu.edu and ohwpawvherc.org for more information and job postings.

Application Deadline: 12/08/2019


Rutgers University
County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor)

Location: Salem County

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Brief Description: September 3, 2019
AGRONOMY AND AGRIBUSINESS EXPERTISE SOUGHT

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – CONTINUING SEARCH – TENURE TRACK FACULTY

County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor) – Salem County
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension of Salem County, Woodstown, NJ
Apply online at http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/83295

AVAILABLE: Immediately, open until filled

OVERVIEW: Salem County is located in southwestern New Jersey, with its western boundary formed by the Delaware River, while bounded to the northeast by Gloucester County and to the southeast by Cumberland County. As of the 2017 Census estimate, the county’s population was 62,792, making it the state’s least populous county. The county terrain is almost uniformly flat coastal plain, with minimal relief. The highest elevation in the county is likely one of seven low rises in Upper Pittsgrove Township that reach approximately 160 feet in elevation, with sea level the lowest point. The county’s natural features include six rivers, more than 34,000 acres of meadow and marshland, tidal and freshwater wetlands, 40 lakes and ponds, beaches, expansive woodlands, a critical underground aquifer, numerous streams, and important headwaters. The total annual precipitation is 44.04 inches; of this, about 23.5 inches, or 53%, usually falls in April through September, while the average seasonal snowfall is 19.2 inches. According to the 2012 Agricultural Census, Salem County has 825 farms comprising 101,847acres for an average farm size of 123 acres. That same census revealed $111.9 million in commodity sales, with crop sales totaling $94.0 million (84%) and livestock sales totaling $17.9 million (16%). Within the crop sales total, the “grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas” sector held the largest total with $37.2 million in activity (39.6%). This resulted in Salem County being ranked #1 in grain production and #1 in cattle and calves across the state in 2012.

NATURE & PURPOSE:
This tenure-track faculty position will provide leadership and support for the commercial agricultural industries in Salem County and throughout the southern region of NJ with specific emphasis and expertise in forage and grain; agribusiness planning, risk and financial management; with a working knowledge of animal agriculture systems. Coordinate implementation of programmatic efforts with fellow RCE faculty and staff to develop outreach/education methods and materials. Expected to garner external resources through grants and contracts, and alternative funding streams for support of the program. Participate in appropriate Departmental, Cooperative Extension, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), School of Environmental and Biological Science, Rutgers University and county administrative functions.

ACADEMIC RANK:
County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor), Tenure track, 12 months, 100% Extension appt. in Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

SALARY: $75,348

BENEFITS: Excellent personal benefits package, including 22 days of annual leave per year, health insurance, life insurance, retirement program, and professional improvement opportunities

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees required from an accredited institution in agronomy (forage and grain emphasis), animal science (large animal emphasis), or related field, with three years minimum professional experience required for appointment to the rank of County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor).
• Research experience in experimental design, data collection, evaluation and analysis is preferred.
• Effective public speaking and presentation skills for program delivery and communications to clientele are required.
• Supervisory or managerial experience is preferred.
• Evidence of successfully training, mentoring, and evaluating staff, ensuring the requirements and objectives of program outreach and impact.
• Have the ability to work cooperatively and communicate with staff and clientele.
• Computer proficiency is required.
• Willingness and dedication to commit to the long hours associated with the position are expected.
• A valid NJ driver’s license or ability to acquire said license is a necessity for the performance of this position

APPLICANT EXPECTATIONS
• Demonstrated expertise in and provide leadership to develop, implement, and evaluate educational programming and applied and evaluative research appropriate to the needs of the clientele in field and forage (grain) crops production; livestock and animal agriculture; pasture management; and animal waste management
• Maintain knowledge and provide assistance in wholesale marketing and financial agribusiness management
• Provide research for innovative practices, grain or crop production transition, and support for small farm / beginner farmer / lifestyle livestock and animal agriculture producers
• Design and implement applied or evaluative research with measurable impacts on clientele and the profession
• Collaborate with farmers and agricultural groups, municipal and county governments, non-governmental organizations in the county and region, and the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department’s Forage and Grain and Animal Agriculture Working Groups
• Assess needs, share research-based information to achieve knowledge gain and skills development, and document changes in clientele practice or conditions
• Coordinate implementation of programmatic efforts with fellow RCE faculty and staff in the region and across the state to develop outreach/education methods and materials
• Expected to garner external resources through grants and contracts, and alternative funding streams for support of the program
• Participate in appropriate Departmental, Cooperative Extension, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), School of Environmental and Biological Science, Rutgers University and county administrative functions.
• Expected to establish an outstanding program in forage and grain, animal agriculture and agribusiness management, the merits of which will lead to regional and/or national recognition.



EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military status or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. Individuals covered by Section 503 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 of Section 402 of the Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 197 4 may self-identify; please do so in the cover letter transmitting your curriculum vitae/resume. Employment eligibility verification required. To learn more about Rutgers University, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension and our employment opportunities, visit our websites at: http://www.njaes.rutgers.edu/jobs/. Public Safety Information regarding public safety at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is available in the annual security report "Safety Matters." This report may be viewed online at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.

Application Deadline: 12/10/2019


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