Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Livestock Specialist
University or Organization :
University of Missouri Extension
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
None Stated
Descriptive Job Title :
Livestock Specialist
Keywords separated by commas :
Location :
Fulton, MO
Area, Department or Unit :
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Start Date:
None Stated
HEADQUARTERED: Fulton, Missouri and primarily serves Callaway, Cole, Maries, Miller and Osage counties in the East Central region, with additional coverage as needed.

University of Missouri Extension regional specialists provide collaborative leadership and subject-matter expertise to develop, deliver and evaluate educational programs focused on improving lives, communities and economies. In general, regional specialists provide educational opportunities that enable businesses, farms, families and communities to strengthen the economy and enhance quality of life. In addition, regional specialists create partnerships with civic and business organizations, educational institutions, local leaders and key stakeholders to identify priorities, increase financial and in-kind resources, and strategically address needs with research-based education.

This position is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs in the following subject-matter areas: livestock production, management, nutrition, genetic, animal health and marketing. In addition to applying knowledge related to general agricultural and agronomy needs in the counties served.

The MU Extensions Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Extension program is strategically focused on the goal of improving Missourians quality of life, enhance the economic viability of Missouri enterprises, while protecting the environment and the states natural resources. Livestock production accounts for approximately 53% of the states agricultural receipts. MU Extension livestock research-based programs promote, enhances, and develops efficient and viable production, management and sustainable systems.

This is a 12-month academic position. Appointment may be made as non-tenure track ranked (NTT), depending on University approval of the academic credentials and qualifications of the successful candidate.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

1. Work with constituents, colleagues, regional director, program director, and campus faculty to establish program goals. Develop and provide high quality educational programs. Participate in interdisciplinary teams, committees and task forces. Collect qualitative and quantitative data to evaluate impact of programs and services.

2. Generate and manage revenue to sustain and grow essential programs. Develop and maintain essential partnerships. Market and promote educational offerings and the mission of MU Extension. May be assigned county program director responsibilities.

3. Remain up-to-date on trends and research-based knowledge. Actively participate in professional development opportunities. Ensure core competencies are demonstrated. Regular travel in and out of state using own transportation is required. Work some evenings and weekends to meet the needs of learners and constituents.

A full position description may be viewed at:
Position Category:
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
to carry out the functions
of this job? :


Minimum education level :

An earned masters degree in Animal science or related field. Emphasis in ruminant nutrition, genetics, reproduction, production and management of beef and/or swine enterprises is desired. Related areas of study in agriculture with a concentration of coursework in animal science related to beef and/or swine production will be considered. Demonstrated ability in applying and transferring research-based knowledge in the above subject matter areas.

College-level coursework in production agriculture related to grain & forage production, entomology, horticulture, and/or basic agricultural engineering including agricultural economics helpful.
Years of experience :
Ideal candidate will also have at least two years of professional experience related to production, marketing, or management of Midwest beef and swine practices.
Travel Requirements:
Other Requirements:
Successful candidate will also demonstrate the following:

Effective and innovative teaching strategies that engage others. Must be able to integrate new and emerging technology into teaching strategies.

Effective listening, written and oral communication skills including public speaking and presentation abilities.

Organizational skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving abilities and collaborative leadership experiences.

Flexibility, resiliency, and the ability to operate with minimal guidance.

Positive outlook, high personal standard of excellence, and passion for the vision, mission and values of MU Extension.


Application URL:
This is the link to the official application website.
Link 2 :
Link 3 :


Contact :
Haley Cline
Phone Number with Area Code :
Application Instructions :
Applicants must use the online application and submit a cover letter, list of 3-5 references, all academic transcripts, and resume or CV. It is recommended that these required documents be uploaded as one PDF file as a resume document.

In order to be considered for a non-tenure track (NTT) ranked appointment, a CV must be submitted at the time of application. More information on CVs may be found at

Review of applications and consideration of rank, if applicable, will begin after October 22, 2016 and continue until position is filled.

For questions regarding the on-line application process contact or call 573.882.7976. For technical problems with the on-line application process contact or call 573.882.5000. For questions regarding this position call 573.882.4721 or email