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Extension Specialist-Crops

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Extension Specialist-Crops
Location Twin Falls
Division/College Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Department Agr Economics & Rural Sociology
Employee Category Faculty
Classification Group Title Research Faculty
Tenure Tracking Tenure Track
Rank Negotiable (must be justified)
Interim/Term Appointment No
Multi-Year Contract (Non-Tenure Track) Not Applicable
Position Type Permanent
Pay Range $100,000-$115,000 per year
Type of Appointment Fiscal Year
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Funding
Internal Posting?
Position Summary

A tenure-track, twelve-month position for an Assistant/Associate Professor, Extension Specialist. The person in this position will be responsible for developing a vigorous extension program based upon nationally-recognized research supported by extramural funding in agricultural economics. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, farm management, agricultural finance, production economics, agricultural marketing, or agricultural policy. Specifically, the areas of emphasis of this position could include the economics of crop production in the face of increased water competition, the economics of crop diseases and food safety, the economics of industrial organization of the production and processing sectors, and the interaction of agricultural and environmental policies with firm level decision-making. Will develop a productive relationship with stakeholders, and collaborate with UI research and extension faculty located throughout Idaho.

The research program is expected to be analytically rigorous and synergistic with the extension program, developing original research that leads to publications in appropriate disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarly journals; will be expected to secure extramural funding to support both extension and research efforts.

Responsibilities

Job Duty Function Extension
Job Duties/Responsibilities

The person in this position will be responsible for developing a vigorous extension program based upon nationally-recognized research supported by extramural funding in agricultural economics. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, farm management, agricultural finance, production economics, agricultural marketing, or agricultural policy. Specifically, the areas of emphasis of this position could include the economics of crop production in the face of increased water competition, the economics of crop diseases and food safety, the economics of industrial organization of the production and processing sectors, and the interaction of agricultural and environmental policies with firm level decision-making. The successful candidate will develop a productive relationship with stakeholders, and collaborate with UI research and extension faculty located throughout Idaho.

Job Duty Function Research
Job Duties/Responsibilities

The successful candidate’s research program is expected to be analytically rigorous and synergistic with the extension program, developing original research that leads to publications in appropriate disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarly journals. The successful candidate will be expected to secure extramural funding to support both extension and research efforts.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

•PhD in Agricultural Economics, Economics or a closely related field is required by start of employment.

•Excellent training in quantitative methods, econometrics, and applied microeconomic theory.

Preferred Qualifications

•Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, and implement an effective extension and outreach program based upon nationally recognized research.

•Potential for or demonstrated ability to develop and implement a nationally recognized research program leading to effective economic problem-solving and scholarly publications in peer reviewed academic journals.

•Knowledge of U.S. agriculture and the issues facing producers and processors.

•Potential for or demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding.

•Experience working in or demonstrated potential to work in disciplinary, multidisciplinary, multi-state and/or integrated interdisciplinary teams.

•Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with stakeholders, including those with diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

Posting Information

Posting Number F000604P
Posting Date 08/02/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications received by December 15, 2017 will receive first consideration. Submission of one research paper is required and may be submitted online under “Other Document 1” field. It may also be submitted via email to:
Ms. Gayle Gleason
ggleason@uidaho.edu
by mail to:
Ms. Gayle Gleason
AERS
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2334
Moscow, ID 83844-2334

Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates may be required to pass a criminal background check.

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any other reason prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. EOE AA/M/F/D/V

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1

Supplemental Questions

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