Position Summary

Position Description


The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wyoming seeks applicants for a full-time benefited Extension Educator specializing in livestock production and marketing. Preferred candidates will have expertise and interest in the economics of livestock production and livestock marketing, a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches to solving applied problems, and a commitment to inclusive outreach and engagement.  This full-time, 11-month appointment will have responsibilities for Extension (95%) and service (5%).

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AGEC) has one of the largest degree programs in the College of Agriculture, Life Sciences, and Natural Resources; supports UW Extension with outreach and engagement in production economics, risk management, regional economics, and environmental and natural resource economics; and conducts applied research to address the challenges facing individuals, communities, and business across the west, nation, and world.  As a member of AGEC and UW Extension, this position provides local as well as statewide leadership and educational programming expertise on livestock (cattle and sheep) production and marketing. This position will collaborate across Extension teams and community groups, working with faculty, Extension specialists, and county educators for overall advancement of the needs of Wyoming’s livestock industry.  We seek candidates who are eager to contribute to the outreach and engagement mission of the land-grant university and foster the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Extension Educators are part of the University’s educational outreach system. In keeping with the University’s status as a landgrant institution, Extension Educators form an essential link between the people of Wyoming and the teaching, research, and service missions of the University. The primary function of these employees is to provide non-credit education to an off-campus clientele. Extension Educators provide Wyoming youth, adults, and communities with life-long learning opportunities, especially through the application of research-supported information and leadership skills.



The successful candidate will be expected to develop Extension programming to address stakeholder information needs related to livestock (cattle and sheep) production and marketing, including (for example):

Market/price outlook
Partial budget analysis
Range livestock management
Risk management
Human resource management
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct statewide needs assessments, collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to identify research/outreach needs, collaborate on grant proposals (as appropriate), and work directly with stakeholders and other Extension personnel. This position will also have the opportunity to contribute to non-credit education/certification programs within the new Ranch Management and Agricultural Leadership initiative.

Required Qualifications

Education: A Master’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will also be given to applicants with: Experience or focused interest in western range-livestock production Experience or focused interest in livestock markets/marketing Experience or focused interest in agribusiness record keeping and partial budget analysis Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills A willingness to collaborate with interdisciplinary research/outreach teams A dedication to outreach and engagement Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and tasks simultaneously A dedication to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout their programs

Travel Requirements

Yes, up to 20%

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?


Contact Name

Trish Hysong

Contact Email


Contact Phone


Application Instructions

Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: 1) Cover Letter clearly describing interest in the position and how minimum and desired job qualifications are met 2) Resume 3) Unofficial Transcripts 4) Four to five names (with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) from whom references can be solicited (candidates will be notified before references are contacted). For questions regarding the application process, please contact Trish Hysong (psmith14@uwyo.edu).

Equal Employer Statement(s)

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives. HIRING STATEMENT: This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 03/19/2023 will receive full consideration. UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu

About University of Wyoming - Agricultural and Applied Economics


The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/