Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor (AP#18.12) – UC ANR
POSITION PURPOSE: The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for livestock and natural resources will conduct a multi-county based extension, education and applied research program that will focus on livestock production systems including grazing management, pasture management, nutrition, herd health, animal husbandry, genetic selection, reproduction, and marketing. This position will have a strong animal husbandry focus and will contribute to a more complete and balanced team throughout the region. The natural resource component of this position will focus on developing effective solutions to issues relating to commercial livestock production systems and natural resource issues such as water quality, rangeland health, wildlife habitat, and public lands management.
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The CE Advisor for Livestock & Natural Resources will:
- Develop and implement effective UC ANR Cooperative Extension applied research and educational programs to address the identified priority needs of the clientele that are consistent with ANR’s Strategic Vision and ANR initiatives.
- Conduct and report regular needs assessments to identify priority issues or problems relevant to the local clientele groups being served.
- Conduct applied research designed to solve locally relevant problems and monitor change.
- Disseminate useful, science-based information to inform clientele, using extension methods that are responsive to clientele needs and appropriate for the audience and situation.
Collaboration, Teamwork & Flexibility
- Develop collaborative teams with other UC ANR academics, including CE specialists, AES faculty, CE advisors and/or others, to address priority issues for UC ANR.
Professional Development & Lifelong Learning
- Maintain a program of continuous self-improvement by participating in in-service training, seminars, workshops, work group & program team meetings, short courses, professional society meetings and other relevant opportunities. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of an earned master’s degree, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines such as animal science, rangeland management or other closely related fields, is required by the appointment start date. Applicants who are currently enrolled in a masters program must be within 12 months of completing their degree in order to be considered. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member with other professionals. Willingness and ability to embrace change as clientele and organizational needs evolve. Demonstrated relevant course work, training, and practical experience in both animal science and pasture management. The ability to build partnerships and to work with multidisciplinary teams to address production and environmental challenges. Experience in applied research and extension. Incumbent is required to become a Certified Rangeland Manager within five years of date of hire; see http://casrm.rangelands.org/HTML/certified.html.
TO APPLY: For full position vacancy announcement and UC application, please visit our website at http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/. For full consideration, application packets should be submitted in their entirety no later than January 11, 2019 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to position AP#18.12. For questions regarding this position, please contact LeChé McGill at email@example.com.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.Apply by: 01/11/2019
How to apply:
National Program Leader for Land and Air Management – USDA-ARS
National Program Leader Position for Land and Air Management
The USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Office of National Programs, Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems in Beltsville, MD, is seeking a National Program Leader for Land and Air Management. In this role, the incumbent will provide leadership and expertise of agricultural research over a breadth of topics at the soil/plant/atmosphere interface, including crop and animal production systems, weather adaptation, climate change, air quality, soil conservation, livestock manure management, odor control, landscape ecology, environmental or ecosystems services and rangeland management. As the National Program Leader for Land and Air Management, the incumbent will provide technical leadership and coordination to field scientists on the interactions of soil and air science.
Recruitment is at the GS-15 level ($134,789 – $164,200 per annum). To obtain specific qualification requirements and instructions on how to apply, please visit www.usajobs.gov and search for ARS-S19EPO-0025.
USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.Apply by: 12/19/2018
Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources – University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming (UW) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The new Dean will serve as a passionate advocate and enthusiastic champion for the College’s mission to improve the quality of life for people in Wyoming and the global community through implementing UW’s land-grant mission in teaching, research, and extension.
The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, with responsibility for the academic and outreach leadership of the College and the management of its resources, including faculty and staff, physical facilities, and budget. The Dean will oversee the College’s critical research and educational programs that address the needs of the State and fulfil its vision of supporting thriving agriculture, natural resources, people, and communities by integrating quality education, innovative research, and impactful engagement. The Dean of COANR will interface with UW and College leadership, faculty, industry leaders, policy makers, the College’s Advisory Board, and others who have a vested interest in the College’s teaching, research and extension programs, and their impact on Wyoming and the region. In partnership with College faculty, state and national research and educational priorities will be determined and influenced by the Dean’s engagement with statewide stakeholder groups.
In serving as the COANR’s lead advocate, the Dean will facilitate interactions of common interest among the other colleges and schools on campus to coordinate COANR research and service activities pertaining to agriculture, natural resources, and other related issues.
Candidates for the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming will possess an earned doctorate from an accredited institution and an outstanding record of scholarly achievement commensurate with appointment as full professor with tenure in one of the departments in the College.
In addition, strong candidates will also exhibit:
- Academic administrative and/or leadership experience at a research university;
- A demonstrated ability for leadership and management, including excellent organizational, strategic planning, supervisory, and problem-solving skills;
- Knowledge and understanding of budgeting, financial controls, fiscal interests and issues;
- A proven track record of engaging external stakeholders and the complex issues impacting the agricultural and/or natural resources communities; experience building partnerships, trust, and confidence within these stakeholder groups;
- An appreciation for and commitment to the value of diversity in the ranks of faculty, staff, and students;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to build and enhance relationships with the staff, community and various constituent groups;
- Knowledge of government policy, advocacy organizations, and legislative processes that influence and affect agriculture and environmental sciences.
For a complete position profile and list of qualifications, please visit https://www.storbeckpimentel.com/pd/UW/COANR.pdf.
Application and Nomination Process
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and a letter of interest describing relevant experience. Submission of materials via e-mail is strongly encouraged. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in confidence. Applications will remain confidential until the selection of the finalists, whose names and application materials will be made public.
Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:
Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Salvador Venegas, Senior Associate
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
6512 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601
Refer to code “UW-DeanCOANR” in subject line
The University of Wyoming embraces the principles of affirmative action and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of any race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation.Apply by: 01/04/2019
How to apply:
Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nau Endowed Chair (Professor) in Habitat Mgmt
Develop and lead a nationally recognized habitat research program within the Borderlands Research Institute that is extramurally funded. Candidate will be expected to teach 2 courses each long semester; serve as academic advisor to undergraduate and graduate students; direct graduate student thesis projects; participate in appropriate conferences and meetings; serve on university committees; and provide service through outreach activities.
Earned doctorate in Wildlife Science, Range Science, or closely related field from an accredited university, with a preferred emphasis in habitat research and management. Evidence of a nationally recognized program in habitat-related research with record of research productivity. Demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding from public and private sources. Proven track record to effectively teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Range and Wildlife Management including, but not limited to: Habitat Management, Rangeland Ecology, Range Inventory, and Habitat Restoration. Ability to communicate effectively with students, natural resource professionals and scientists, ranch managers and landowners, and the general public. We are seeking an enthusiastic team player who is willing to work in a multidisciplinary program.Apply by: 03/31/2019
How to apply:
Application instructions can be found at https://sulross.peopleadmin.com/postings/4355