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University of Idaho
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Posted: 08/4/2017
Extension Faculty-Livestock and Small Acreage

University of Idaho

Extension Faculty-Livestock and Small Acreage

Location: Off Campus Location - Canyon County Extension, Caldwell, ID

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: $43,000-$48,000 per year

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The Extension Educator will provide leadership in livestock (cattle focus), pasture and forage production, and small acreage management for county, multi-county, and district programs (90%). The educator will provide assistance in university outreach where appropriate. They will plan, develop, implement, evaluate, and report livestock, pasture and forage production and management programs for commercial livestock producers and small acreage landowners. In addition, the Educator will provide multi-county program support for 4-H Youth Development in livestock project areas (10%).

Faculty with extension responsibility work collaboratively with clientele to address key issues and solve priority problems. Extension education includes teaching, training, volunteer development, consultation, and information dissemination. Extension faculty (1) teach non-credit classes, seminars, workshops, and short courses; (2) develop educational materials including CIS publications, Extension bulletins, educational websites, on-line short courses, and curricula; (3) conduct demonstration trials, field days, and tours (if appropriate); (4) recruit, train and supervise paraprofessionals and volunteers; (5) provide consultation to individuals, businesses, and other professionals; and (6) provide information through mass media and appropriate social media. The role of extension faculty also includes that of facilitator in problem-solving and decision-making, a learning process not bound to classroom traditions. Extension Specialist and Extension Educator roles differ.

Extension Educators are expected to (1) implement long-term local educational programs based on expressed clientele needs; (2) develop volunteers and paraprofessionals; (3) assist clientele in problem identification and application of research and technology to solve those problems; (4) provide leadership, facilitation, or subject-matter expertise in community coalitions and faculty teams; (5) develop or adapt educational materials for use by clientele and peers, such as CIS publications, Extension bulletins, educational websites, on-line short courses, and curricula; and (6) utilize mass media or appropriate social media to transfer technology. An Extension Educator appointment requires a master's degree appropriate to subject matter area of responsibility. The Extension Education position usually is a promotable, tenure-track position. Extension educators can hold the faculty rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. (Can also be called Area Extension Educator; see FSH 1565 D-4b.-d.)

Scholarship in extension includes methods designed to identify key issues, solve priority problems through applied research or other methods, and disseminate information to bring about client and/or community change. These methods include, but are not limited to: (1) program development or improvement; (2) applied research; (3) curriculum design; and (4) innovation in extension teaching strategies. Scholarship in extension may result in published manuscripts describing the process of designing, implementing, evaluating, and reporting applied research, extension programs, and/or curricula to bring about change; or presentations of applied research findings, extension educational methods and practices to public and professional groups.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to Animal Science, Farm Management, Agricultural and Extension Education, Adult Education or a closely related discipline (the required degree must be completed by the date of hire).

• Ability to organize and work with people.

• Computer literacy and good written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to teach and lead group problem-solving and decision-making.

• Competence in using technology for program delivery, record keeping and reporting, and team-based communications.

• Ability to provide organizational structure and support for a variety of individuals and groups.

• Must be willing and able to travel and participate in evening and weekend programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

• At least 3 years of experience in Extension Education or demonstrated ability and skill in Animal Science or Farm Management (relevant experience acquired within the last 5 years preferred).

• Ability to work well in a team and provide effective instruction, support, marketing and promotion for Extension programs.

• Ability to adapt research materials for effective oral and written presentations.

• Experience in disseminating results through scholarly outlets.

• Demonstrated skills in organization and management.

• Previous experience working with underserved, un-served and minority audiences.

• Knowledge of Hispanic culture and ability to communicate in Spanish, both orally and in writing.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: F000603P

Posting Date: 08/03/2017

Closing Date: 8/31/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions:

In addition to the applicant documents requested with this application, please have three (3) letters of recommendation that address the responsibilities of this position sent to the following address (generic letters of recommendation will not be considered):

Jerry Neufeld, Search Chair

UI Extension, Canyon County

501 Main Street

Caldwell, ID 83605


Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.