The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources of Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) at Rutgers University invites applications for a full time, 12 month calendar year, tenure track faculty position at the rank of County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor).
The position will provide leadership and support for the commercial agricultural industries in Salem County and throughout the southern region of NJ with specific emphasis and expertise in forage and grain; agribusiness planning, risk and financial management; with a working knowledge of animal agriculture systems.
BENEFITS: Excellent personal benefits package, including 22 days of annual leave per year, health insurance, life insurance, retirement program, and professional improvement opportunities.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's and Master's degrees required from an accredited institution in agronomy (forage and grain emphasis), animal science (large animal emphasis), or related field
Three years minimum of post-degree professional experience required for appointment to the rank of County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor)
Research experience in experimental design, data collection, evaluation and analysis is preferred
Effective public speaking and presentation skills for program delivery and communications to clientele are required
Supervisory or managerial experience is preferred. Evidence of successfully training, mentoring, and evaluating staff, ensuring the requirements and objectives of program outreach and impact
Have the ability to work cooperatively and communicate with staff and clientele
Computer proficiency is required
Willingness and dedication to commit to the long hours associated with the position are expected
Current NJDEP Pesticide Applicators License in the appropriate categories, or ability to acquire same within 9 months post-hire
A valid NJ driver's license or ability to acquire said license is a necessity for the performance of this position
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated expertise in and provide leadership to develop, implement, and evaluate educational programming and applied and evaluative research appropriate to the needs of the clientele in field and forage (grain) crops production; livestock and animal agriculture; pasture management; and animal waste management
Maintain knowledge and provide assistance in wholesale marketing and financial agribusiness management
Provide research for innovative practices, grain or crop production transition, and support for small farm / beginner farmer / lifestyle livestock and animal agriculture producers
Design and implement applied or evaluative research with measurable impacts on clientele and the profession
Collaborate with farmers and agricultural groups, municipal and county governments, non-governmental organizations in the county and region, and the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department's Forage and Grain and Animal Agriculture Working Groups
Assess needs, share research-based information to achieve knowledge gain and skills development, and document changes in clientele practice or conditions
Coordinate implementation of programmatic efforts with fellow RCE faculty and staff in the region and across the state to develop outreach/education methods and materials
Expected to garner external resources through grants and contracts, and alternative funding streams for support of the program
Participate in appropriate Departmental, Cooperative Extension, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), School of Environmental and Biological Science, Rutgers University and county administrative functions.
Expected to establish an outstanding program in forage and grain, animal agriculture and agribusiness management, the merits of which will lead to regional and/or national recognition.
Posting Number: 19FA1056
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 83295
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