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Assistant Vice President – Agriculture and Natural Resources

The Assistant Vice President-Agriculture and Natural Resources is an integral part of the University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service’s leadership team. This position reports to the Senior Associate Vice President for Agriculture-Extension and serves as a member of the Executive Team.

The Assistant Vice President-Agriculture and Natural Resources is responsible for providing statewide leadership for the development of Extension programs in the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR). This position works with relevant administrators and stakeholder organizations to set state and district priorities for ANR programs, provide visionary leadership for ANR personnel and direct the development of ANR educational curricula and professional development programs. This position serves as a liaison with research counterparts in the UA System as well as with other academic institutions, industry, and state and federal government to keep abreast of the latest developments and identify areas for future integrated research/extension programming. This position is responsible for identifying and developing opportunities to coordinate Extension programming efforts in agriculture and natural resources with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, the state’s 1890 Land Grant institution.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide visionary leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating Extension programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR).
  • Work with administration within the UA System Division of Agriculture and with the UA Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences administration, and Department Heads to establish and implement Extension hiring priorities.
  • Work with relevant administrators and stakeholder organizations to set state and district priorities for ANR programs on an annual basis.
  • Provide leadership for the development of statewide Extension plans of work and accomplishment reports for ANR programs.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Seek and develop financial support for Arkansas ANR programs including external funds, gifts, endowments, grants, and contracts.
  • Develop budget requests and manage budgets within the ANR program area.
  • Coordinate dissemination of research information.
  • Work with District teams within the state to identify agriculture/natural resource issues and problems which will drive program needs in ANR.
  • Establish and support interdisciplinary teams to address Agriculture and Natural Resources issues.
  • Facilitate and provide leadership for the development of educational curricula and effective professional development programs for employees and volunteer leaders.
  • Ensure that non-traditional programs are integrated into the total Extension effort.
  • Comply with applicable civil rights regulations in Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Develop operating policies, establish internal and external committees and councils as necessary for implementing programs.
  • Serve as a team member with other Assistant Vice Presidents in Community, Professional and Economic Development (CPED), Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS), and 4-H and Youth Development (4-H) to develop, coordinate and conduct the total Extension program.

 

Skills

  • Knowledge of the history, philosophy, objectives, and methods of Cooperative Extension work across all areas including ANR, CPED, FCS, and 4-H to foster interprofessional teamwork across the organization.
  • Ability to develop and manage innovative programs in Extension or related activities.
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of professional and lay audiences including commodity organizations and other groups concerned with the program areas served.
  • Ability to obtain and interpret research information.
  • Knowledge of the social, economic, political, and cultural factors affecting Extension work.
  • Functional knowledge of disciplines within agriculture and natural resources such as crop and soil science, animal science, agricultural economics, and forestry.
  • Ability to communicate and convey ideas effectively to faculty, stakeholder groups, and clientele.
  • Physical and mental ability to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities of the job, including irregular hours of work, as well as frequent in-state and out-of-state travel.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate in an agricultural discipline, natural resources or related field of study required.
  • Administrative experience and demonstrated ability to manage budgets and supervise personnel.
  • Five years of experience in a discipline related to Agriculture and Natural Resources required.
  • Five years of professional Extension experience required.
  • Experience in planning and implementing educational programs required.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of Arkansas agriculture and natural resources.

 

Additional Information

The following items will be required at the time of application:
1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Three letters of recommendation
4. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

 

Questions and/or other inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Michael Looper

Department Head

Animal Science Department

1120 West Maple

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

Phone: (479) 883-7782

Email: looper@uark.edu

Economist for Public Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management have an economist position in Cheyenne, WY (must relocate to office). 25% recruitment bonus offered for well qualified candidates. This work would help us support our multi-use mission of managing public lands.
Must be US citizen. Job posting closes April 26, 2024

Extension Specialist, Value-Added Agriculture Marketing

The Center for Profitable Agriculture is a center within University of Tennessee Extension and a partnership with the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation located in Columbia, Tennessee. The Center staff work to help farmers analyze and develop value-added agriculture enterprises across the state.The Extension Specialist – Value-Added Agriculture Marketing provides leadership for planning, implementing and evaluating statewide educational programs in value-added agriculture marketing. The Extension Specialist – Value-Added Agriculture Marketing is a full-time, non-tenure track, 100% Extension position. This is a full-time, non-tenure track, 100% Extension position.

Extension Specialist, Value-Added Agriculture Financial Analysis

The Center for Profitable Agriculture is a center within University of Tennessee Extension and a partnership with the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation located in Columbia, Tennessee. The Center staff work to help farmers analyze and develop value-added agriculture enterprises across the state. The Extension Specialist – Value-Added Agriculture Financial Analysis provides leadership for planning, implementing and evaluating statewide educational programs in value-added agriculture financial analysis and business development. The Extension Specialist – Value-Added Agriculture Financial Analysis is a full-time, non-tenure track, 100% Extension position.

 

Assistant Professor – International Trade and Marketing

Assistant Professor – International Trade and Marketing

36524BR

Position DescriptionContributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit. The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University is seeking to fill a nine-month tenure track assistant professor position with a specialization in international trade and marketing or closely related fields conducting teaching, research, and service.

Position Description

Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit. The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University is seeking to fill a nine-month tenure track assistant professor position with a specialization in international trade and marketing or closely related fields conducting teaching, research, and service.

Major/Essential Functions

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University is seeking to fill a nine-month tenure track assistant professor position with a specialization in international trade and marketing or closely related fields conducting teaching, research, and service. Duties include teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students, attracting external funding, and publishing research results in reputed national and international peer-reviewed journals. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.

The start date is as early as August 2024 and the salary will be commensurate based on the qualifications of the individual selected and the budgetary guidelines of the department, and competitive with other public universities.

Required Qualifications

• A Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agribusiness, Economics, Business Administration, or a closely related field.

• Excellent training in quantitative methods, microeconomics as well as topics related to agribusiness (international trade, industrial organization, supply chain and/or strategic management, managerial economics, marketing, finance, risk management, information management).

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Strong record of scholarship supported by extramural funding and proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University.

Preferred Qualifications

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/5000423

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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Assistant Professor – Rural Sustainability and Economic Development

Assistant Professor – Rural Sustainability and Economic Development 36110BR Position DescriptionContributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit. The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University is seeking to fill a nine-month tenure track assistant professor position in regional economic development. Start Date is September 1, 2024. Position Description Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit. The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University is seeking to fill a nine-month tenure track assistant professor position in regional economic development. Start Date is September 1, 2024. Major/Essential Functions The person filling this position will possess expertise in rural and regional economic development, economic impact analysis, integrated production systems, energy, small urban settings, and related fields. Interest in developing online curricula and experience in coordinating with communities and agribusinesses is desirable. CURES is a new, interdisciplinary University-wide Center being established to address the need for novel research in the neglected area of coupled urban/rural environmental sustainability. The successful candidate will join with existing faculty from around campus, as well as several new hires, to create a new and exciting collaborative, multidisciplinary, and federal-funding oriented entity. Faculty associated with the Center will be based and eventually tenured within an existing department but expected to engage with Center-wide research efforts. The goal is to gradually expand from a regional focus to one that is national, and eventually international in scope. Required Qualifications • A Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agribusiness, Economics, Business Administration, or a closely related field. • Excellent training in quantitative methods, microeconomics as well as topics related to rural and/or urban development, agribusiness, and entrepreneurship. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Strong record of scholarship supported by extramural funding and proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University. Preferred Qualifications To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4974244 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Copyright ©2022 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. https://www.jobelephant.com/

Postdoctoral Fellow

Augusta University’s Health Management, Economics and Policy Department is seeking on post-doctoral fellow with doctoral degrees in health economics, public health, or an allied science to work closely on several research studies mainly focused on social determinants of health.

This post-doctoral fellow will dedicate most of their time to collaboratively writing papers, researching proposals and analyzing related data. For those interested in developing teaching skills, we can assign one course in our MPH program. A mentorship committee will be supporting the fellow during the two years commitment.

The fellowship will be housed within the Department of Health Management, Economics and Policy at the Institute of Public and Preventive Health (https://www.augusta.edu/institutes/ipph/).

The fellow will be based at Augusta University (formerly known as the Medical College of Georgia) in Augusta, Georgia. This fellowship is a two-year, full-time position. The salary and benefits will be commensurate with NIH standards.  The start date is flexible, but an earlier start date is preferred.

A doctoral degree or equivalent in health economics, public health, or an allied science. Candidates must have recently earned a doctorate, or, if they are still in candidacy, must have scheduled their defense date. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues.  Experience or interest in meta-analysis and experiments is desired.

Augusta University supports a diverse and inclusive culture.

Packets may be sent to Dustin Tracy JTracy@augusta.edu. Please feel free to email Dr. Tracy with any questions.

Job ID:                                 249227

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