Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Crops Entomology Educator
University or Organization :
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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Application Deadline :
Sep 09, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Crops Entomology Educator
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Location :
Presque Isle, Maine
Area, Department or Unit :
UMaine Cooperative Extension
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None Stated
This position with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension has a primary responsibility to conduct educational programming related to the management of insect pests that limit potato and rotation crop production in Maine. A secondary responsibility is to conduct applied research related to pest management. Collaboration is required with Extension faculty, as well as with faculty in the School of Biology and Ecology, the School of Economics, and other University of Maine units relative to potato and rotational crops research. This position will be located in Presque Isle, ME.
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Minimum education level :
Master's Degree.
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Qualifications:Required: Masters Degree required in entomology or closely-related field Experience successfully conducting applied research in response to agricultural industry needs Demonstrated skill in developing and delivering educational programs Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills Computer and mobile device proficiency Ability to work independently and as part of a team Ability to be self-motivated and directed Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with other agencies and organizations, including private industry Demonstrated knowledge of Cooperative Extension, the Land Grant University, the Maine potato industry and agriculture in the state of Maine Travel in-state, normally requiring a valid Maine drivers license, is required with mileage reimbursement at the contract rate and some limited national or international travel Securing a Maine Pesticide Applicators license within the first 6 months of employmentPreferred: Doctorate in entomology or closely-related field Demonstrated success in obtaining research funding Post-doctoral or equivalent experience Knowledge and experience in agricultural economics or business management Experience and skills in supervising others Experience seeking participation from and working with diverse audiencesOther Information:A tenure track position is contingent on a Doctorate degree. Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position 2.) a resume/curriculum vitae3.) contact information for three professional references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Search Timeline is as follows:Review of applications to begin: 09/09/2019 and continue until a successful candidate is found. Materials received on or after September 9, 2019 will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Appropriate background checks are required. The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veterans status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).


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Angela Hart
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