Postions Announcement - Posted on 1/10/2013
Position Announcement: Assistant Professor & Extension Range Specialist
Organization: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Location: San Angelo or Vernon, Texas
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Rangeland Ecology and Management, Ecosystem Science or other Natural Resources related discipline. The equivalent of two years in Extension, teaching, research, post-doctoral or related professional experience is preferred. Training and expertise in the use of prescribed burning or research in historical fire regimes as they relate to vegetation management is highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse stakeholder groups, communicate effectively, conduct interdisciplinary program development, and effectively apply teaching and research methodologies is required. Writing-proficiency is required and experience with web-based and other distance-based education is preferred.
Area Served: Position will be headquartered at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo or Vernon. Districts served will include designated counties in Panhandle District 1, South Plains District 2, Rolling Plains District 3, and West Central District 7.
Salary: Commensurate with ability, education and professional experience.
Administrative Relationships: The individual selected will serve as a faculty member in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University and will respond to AgriLife Extension Administration through the Department Head and Associate Department Head for Extension. Cooperation with district and county Extension faculty and other Extension faculty in planning, conducting and evaluating educational programs is expected.
Major Job Responsibilities:
- Develop a high profile, effective educational program in Rangeland Ecology and Management, with emphasis on Texas rangelands, which is recognized at regional, state, national and international levels.
- Work cooperatively with diverse stakeholders, including other state and federal agencies, commodity groups, private industry, private landowners and non-governmental organizations to formulate educational programs for diverse audiences and develop innovative approaches to solving a variety of environmental problems.
- Provide training, technical expertise and educational programming support for County Extension Agents in the discipline area of rangeland ecology and management with specific expertise in grazing management, brush and weed management, prescribed fire, watershed management and rangeland restoration.
- Work both individually and as a team member for effective technology transfer to adult and youth clientele to promote ecosystem management through planning, implementing and evaluating educational curricula, applied research projects, field tours, field days, seminars and symposia.
- Plan, develop and write appropriate Extension publications, peer reviewed articles, popular articles, newsletters, workbooks and other forms of written communication for effective technology transfer.
- Develop relationships with appropriate media outlets and embrace distance education technology to further reach diverse clientele with contemporary educational programs and information.
- Actively develop external funding support for leveraging state funds to aid in development of educational programs.
Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position has been filled. A candidate for the position will not be selected until after March 1, 2013. This is a 12-month 100% Extension, non-tenure track position. Apply online at http://greatjobs.tamu.edu for NOV 06597.
For more information contact Dr. Robert K. Lyons, Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org 830.278.9151
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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