The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) https://njaes.rutgers.edu/anr/ within the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey https://njaes.rutgers.edu/extension/ is seeking qualified candidates for multiple full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor).
New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the nation, thereby demanding an ever- increasing diversity in our outreach and clientele engagement. We serve the residents of New Jersey through the development and dissemination of research-based information. Our goal is to teach people new skills and information so they can make better informed decisions and changes in themselves, their businesses, and personal lives. Our work with commercial clientele and governmental agencies is intended to improve public understanding of the relationship between agriculture and open space and the general economic and environmental vitality of the state. Our focus areas include commercial agriculture and horticulture, fisheries and aquaculture, environmental and natural resources, farm business development and marketing, agritourism, integrated pest management (IPM), consumer horticulture, volunteer training and engagement, and other related subjects as needs arise.
Rutgers University and the ANR Department have a strong commitment to attracting diverse faculty and providing excellence in community engagement in accordance with the Rutgers Diversity Strategic Plan (https://diversity.rutgers.edu/university-plan) and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) Diversity Plan https://execdeanagriculture.rutgers.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion/), which is why we encourage candidates from diverse, underrepresented communities to apply.
Candidates must demonstrate excellence in written, oral, interpersonal and information technology communication skills. The successful candidate should have a deep understanding of issues pertinent to the position, and be able to design, communicate, implement, and evaluate a program that responds program strengths, assets, and needs, the results of which would lead to a vibrant and robust program and to national recognition. There is an expectation for outreach to a diverse population and an inclusive approach to engagement.
Current ANR openings include:
· State Program Leader in Tree and Small Fruit IPM
· State Program Leader in Consumer Horticulture and Master Gardener Program
· Agriculture Viability and On Farm Food Safety – Somerset County
· Animal Agriculture and Agronomy – Warren County
To view the specifics of each search, and to apply, please visit our career website at https://sites.rutgers.edu/rce-search/anr/.
Talia K Zirin
Apply to available postings at https://sites.rutgers.edu/rce-search/anr/