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University of Idaho
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Posted: 01/29/2016
Research Faculty - Extension Specialist

University of Idaho

Research Faculty - Extension Specialist

Location: Boise

Division/College: College of Natural Resources

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: $68,016 - $76,000

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The University of Idaho invites applications for an extension and research faculty position in rangeland ecology and management to be located the in Boise, ID. The successful applicant will be affiliated with the UI Rangeland Center, hold an appointment in the Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences Department, and will be a part of University of Idaho Extension.

Extension Specialists are expected to (1) work closely with Extension Educators to develop or coordinate district or statewide extension programs in a discipline; (2) plan, implement, and evaluate demonstrations of research-based information such as field plots or trials; (3) develop district or statewide interdisciplinary programs; (4) keep Extension Educators up-to-date on new research and extension information through in-service trainings, webinars, conference calls, etc.; (5) build coalitions and develop collaborative programs statewide with communities, commodities groups or agencies to address long-range problems; (6) make invited presentations to decision makers, clientele groups, and professional organizations; (7) author UI Extension and Experiment Station publications and regional publications; and (8) publish in trade journals, proceedings, handbooks, magazines, newsletters, refereed journals and mass media; (9) develop and maintain educational websites and online short courses. An Extension Specialist appointment requires a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree. The Extension Specialist position usually is a promotable, tenure-track position. Extension Specialists can hold the faculty rank of assistant, associate, or full professor.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Ph.D in natural resources, agriculture, or closely related field earned by July 1, 2016

• At least on University degree must focus on rangeland ecology and management

• Training and or experience in the management of rangeland ecosystems with particular understanding of the implications and management of grazing

• Excellent communication skills for effective interaction with colleagues, land manager and owners, and others interested in rangelands

• Demonstrated ability to initiate, complete, and publish research

• Experience securing external funding for research, extension, and outreach activities

• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the use of information technologies in extension activities

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrated understanding of the ecological and social basis for land management policies that influence rangeland management

• Understanding of rangeland management challenges specific to settings with integrated land ownership patterns, including private, state, and federal land

• Experience and interest in developing and conducting workshops and short courses on rangeland ecology and management for a variety of audiences

• Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and stakeholders in team-based research and educational programs

• Effective skills in collaboration and dealing with controversial rangeland issues

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: F000380P

Posting Date: 01/27/2016

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Application review will begin after February 27, 2016.

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.