The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Cooperative Extension Advisor to conduct an extension, education and applied research program that will focus on livestock production and marketing, food safety, herd health and management, forage production, invasive species, and grazing management.  This advisor will also have a natural resource component to their program and address water quality, soil quality, wildlife habitat and management as well as forage production and grazing strategies that support ecosystem services.

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Position Announcement: Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences

The Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University in Corvallis invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor Position. It is expected that this appointment, with focus on Forage/Livestock, Teaching, and Research, will find support for and mentor graduate students as part of both research and teaching components.

Salary for an additional two months will be provided in at least the first two years of employment as part of the start-up package. Subsequently, the faculty member will be expected to obtain funds for summer salary through grants, contracts, fees or other sources.

This position will focus on grazing-based, sustainable ruminant production systems. It is intended to address important needs of society (such as food security, health, food quality and safety, environmental health) and stakeholder-oriented research that meets the needs of farmers, and ranchers in Oregon.

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Position Announcement: Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with lTenure Track Position- Forest and Range Soils:  Full-time, academic year, tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences (NRES) Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. Beginning date is 01-05-2015 but no later than 09-14-2015. This position is a full-time teaching appointment with expectations for professional development through research or project work. Rank and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Position Announcement: Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor Serving Modoc County

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Cooperative Extension Advisor to conduct an extension, education and applied research program that will focus on livestock production including nutrition, herd health and management, forage production, invasive species, and grazing management.  This advisor will also have a natural resource component to their program and address water quality, soil quality, wildlife habitat and management as well as forage production and grazing strategies that support ecosystem services.

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Position Announcement: Assistant Professor / Range Scientist, School of Natural Resource Sciences, North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor / Range Scientist, School of Natural Resource Sciences. Job responsibilities for the Range Scientist include developing a regionally and nationally recognized research program in rangeland ecology, restoration ecology, ecosystem management and habitat management; and collaboratively acquire extramural funding to support the research program; and teach one undergraduate course in sampling techniques and develop one graduate level research design course in range/natural resource management. For a full listing of the responsibilities and qualifications, and to apply, visit http://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/4731. Screening of applications will begin on July 15, 2014, but applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate pool is established. NDSU is an AA/EEO employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Women and traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Position Announcement: Range and Forage Management Specialist, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska, is accepting applications for a Range and Forage Management Specialist, a 50% research, 50% extension,  twelve-month, tenure-leading faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and located at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center (PHREC) in Scottsbluff, NE.  Tenure home for this position is the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, with administrative assignment to the PHREC.   Focus of extension and research programs will be on grazing management, rangeland health, ecosystem services and alternative uses of native rangeland, pastureland, and forage crops in western Nebraska.

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Position Announcement: Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, San Benito, Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties, CA

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Cooperative Extension Advisor to conduct an extension, education and applied research program that will focus on livestock production and marketing, food safety, herd health and management, forage production, invasive species, and grazing management.  This advisor will also have a natural resource component to their program and address water quality, soil quality, wildlife habitat and management as well as forage production and grazing strategies that support ecosystem services.

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Position Announcement: Montana State University Extension Sheep Specialist

Extension Sheep Specialist (Assistant or Associate Professor of Sheep and Wool Production), Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, USA. Tenure track, 12-month full time, can be hired at assistant professor or associate professor level depending upon professional qualifications. Position is 77% Extension teaching, 13% research, and 10% service. Earned PhD in Animal Science or closely related field required at hire date. Incumbent will provide educational leadership to individuals and organizations related to sheep and wool production and management, including county/reservation Extension faculty; livestock producers; youth; state livestock and commodity organizations; and related industries or organizations. Incumbent also will provide leadership and supervise activities at the Montana Wool Lab, one of only two active university wool laboratories in the US. Screening of applications will begin on July 1, 2014, but applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate pool is established.

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Position Announcement: PhD Graduate Assistantship Announcement, Department of Animal and Range Sciences, New Mexico State University, and USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range

A Graduate Research Assistantship (PhD) to study impacts of Criollo cattle grazing patterns on Chihuahuan Desert ecosystems is currently available. We are seeking to attract a highly motivated individual interested in studying habitat selection and movement ecology of livestock. Applicants must have earned a Master of Science degree in Rangeland Ecology, Animal Science (livestock behavior), Wildlife Science, Ecology, or a related discipline with a minimum 3.5 GPA.  Outstanding writing skills and knowledge of GPS/GIS are required. Spatial data analysis skills and proven ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals are highly desirable. Preferred starting date is Aug. 1, 2014 but is negotiable.

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Position Announcement: Grassland Management Graduate Certificate

Want to further your education regarding grasslands of the Great Plains?  Earn a graduate certificate from Kansas State University, University of Nebraska, Oklahoma State University, or South Dakota State University.  All courses are offered online.  Courses offered during the fall semester 2013 include Grassland Fire Ecology and Ecology of Invasive Species. Learn more about this graduate certificate at: www.agidea.org/programs/grass.

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Assistant Professor, Oregon State University Animal & Rangeland Science, Corvallis, OR Otila Zuschlagg, 541-737-1890, oti.a.zuschlag@oregonstate.edu 08/31/14
Assistant Professor - Forage/Livestock Systems, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR Reinaldo Cooke, 541-589-0055, reinaldo.cooke@oregonstate.edu 9/1/14
Senior Range Specialist, Synergy Resource Solutions, Inc., Bozeman Montana Jack Alexander, 406-388-9378, job@countgrass.com 8/31/14
Ranch Manager, Town+Country Resources, Private Estate, Sonoma County - California Nicole Jantze, 415-567-0956, nicole@tandcr.com 7/28/14
Senior Natural Resource Specialist, Synergy Resource Solutions, Inc., Belgrade, MT Jack Alexander, 406-388-9378, jack@countgrass.com Open Until Filled
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