Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Assistant/Associate Extension Educator, Extension Diversified Livestock
University or Organization :
UConn Department of Extension
State or Territory :
Connecticut
Application Deadline :
Dec 01, 2019
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Assistant/Associate Extension Educator, Extension Diversified Livestock
Keywords separated by commas :
Livestock
Location :
Brooklyn CT
Area, Department or Unit :
Extension
Full/Part Time :
Full
Salary :
Start Date:
Aug 23, 2020
Description:
The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) at the University of Connecticut contributes to a sustainable future through scientific discovery, innovation, and community engagement. CAHNRs accomplishments result in safe, sustainable and secure plant and animal production systems, healthier individuals and communities, greater protection and conservation of our environment and natural resources, balanced growth of the economy, and resilient local and global communities. We epitomize the role of a land-grant university, which is to develop knowledge and disseminate it through the three academic functions of teaching, research, and outreach. In so doing, we improve the lives of citizens of our state, region and country.The Department of Extension is seeking applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant/Associate Extension Educator, primarily based at the Windham County Extension Office in Brooklyn, CT (75% Extension), with teaching responsibilities (25%) at the UConn Storrs Campus. Position level/rank will be commensurate with experience working with Extension and/or teaching livestock production. Anticipated start date is July 2020.This is a joint appointment between the Department of Extension and Department of Animal Science with administrative responsibility in the Department of Extension. The successful candidate is expected to establish an externally funded Extension program that meets critical needs and builds the knowledge base with multidisciplinary, collaborative opportunities in livestock production. Livestock species shall include but are not limited to beef, sheep, swine, goats and poultry. Faculty member will assess clientele problems and needs for Extension programs, and is expected to partner with other disciplines, programs, agencies, organizations and groups. Integrated programs may address basic and/or applied issues relative to livestock production including but not limited to animal health and nutrition, food safety and nutrient management. This position will extend the reach of UConn Extension by integrating distance learning technology into program delivery through computer applications, web pages, electronic mailings, multimedia, and emerging technologies. This will be accomplished by utilizing innovative approaches to deliver timely, evidence-based solutions for livestock-related issues to diverse clientele. The candidate will also teach one course per semester in the Department of Animal Science (e.g. Livestock Management and Livestock and Carcass Evaluation). The incumbent is expected to effectively support and work across Extension and Animal Science teams, especially in applied research in the candidates area of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to work with other faculty members in a multidisciplinary team environment, develop a diverse portfolio of educational materials for Extension clients and scholarly materials for professional peers. To fulfill the extension mission, the successful candidate will perform other appropriate duties as needed or assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSAn earned PhD in animal science or closely related field required.Three years experience working with and teaching livestock production in Extension and/or informal classroom settings.Candidates must have a significant and demonstrated experience in the field of livestock production.Experience in scholarship and grantsmanship.Candidates must possess strong skills in leadership, written and verbal communication, and interpersonal relations.Personal transportation and a drivers license are required; mileage allowance is provided for Extension related travel.Evening and weekend work may be required.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSExperience with Extension and the land-grant university system.Demonstrated applied research interests associated with livestock production.Demonstrated experience with enhancing diversity in educational program delivery and participation.APPOINTMENT TERMSThis is a full-time position with generous benefits package. For more information on benefits, go to: http://www.hr.uconn.edu/benefits/index.html. Starting salary for this position will be commensurate with training and experience. This is an 11-month per year non-tenure track faculty position.
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Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
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of this job? :
yes

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
Amber Guillemette
Phone Number with Area Code :
860-486-7178
Application Instructions :
TO APPLYSelect Apply Now to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses qualifications identified in the advertisement, a resume, writing sample, and a list of three references with contact information. Please demonstrate through your application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications and any preferred qualifications for this position.Please reference Search #2020237 in your application submittal. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Preference will be given to candidates that apply within the first three weeks. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2020237)This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.