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Asst. Professor, Sustain. Ag. and Maple Educ. (Limington)

Company: University of Maine CE
Location: Limington
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Assistant Extension Professor, Maine Sustainable Agriculture & Maple Industry Educator The Sustainable Agriculture and Maple Industry Educator with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will have a two-fold focus involving research and programming in 1) commercial agriculture (in Androscoggin, Sagadahoc, and Cumberland counties), and 2) Maine s maple industry (statewide). Commercial agriculture in Maine has a diversity of agricultural enterprises including vegetables, small fruits, apples and other tree fruit, dairy, beef, sheep and other livestock. Programming may include areas such as on-farm climate adaptation, IPM, farm business management, farm machinery and safety, livestock production, and related topics. Educational programming will often be done in partnership with county-based colleagues and statewide specialists within Cooperative Extension. In support of Maine s Maple Industry, the Educator will provide statewide visionary leadership for research and program initiatives in support of Maine s maple production industry. The position will conduct applied research and scholarship in collaboration with colleagues within Cooperative Extension, University of Maine, and other relevant entities. Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Designs, implements, evaluates, and communicates to stakeholders a Plan of Work that aligns with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension mission and addresses high priority issues in the Maine Food System specifically, sustainable agriculture and maple production. Oversees program development, coordination, teaching and evaluation for sustainable agriculture and maple industry programming. This programming will use sound Extension methods and draws on the research base of the land-grant university and other credible sources of information that will enhance the knowledge and skills of community members, industry partners, and the academic community.Seeks and acquires external funding to support applied research and scholarly work; effectively manages ongoing grants, contracts, and special funds. Builds and sustains relationships and collaborates with community partners, colleagues in Cooperative Extension, faculty and staff from other UMaine academic departments, and faculty and staff throughout regional University systems.Partners with faculty and staff to engage in applied research and disseminate the results of applied research and other scholarly work.Interprets research findings on agriculture and maple production to incorporate into work with program teams and advisory groups.Designs and delivers workshops, short courses, newsletters, fact sheets, videos, and other electronic media that enhance client knowledge. Provide timely and accurate information in response to public requests for information. Communicates outcomes, impacts, and public values to a variety of audiences (including legislators, funders, consumers, and other decision makers). Compile and submit reports as requested or required (Civil Rights, Program Impact, and Plan-of-Work).Seeks ways to reach underserved and under-represented community members while ensuring compliance with affirmative action, equal opportunity, and civil rights guidelines.Hires, trains, and supervises professionals, hourly, and/or student employees as appropriate, including conducting or participating in required performance evaluations, and providing safety and environmental management oversight.Utilizes coaching and mentoring methods to create an environment that is anticipatory, supportive, and encourages constructive feedback on performance.Develops and maintains professional relationships that reflect courtesy, civility, and mutual respect.Commits to organizational improvement by identifying opportunities to improve and recommending possible alternatives.Performs other reasonably related duties as assigned. The Sustainable Agriculture and Maple Industry Educator will provide programming in agriculture in the southern Maine counties of Androscoggin, Sagadahoc, and Cumberland; and in the Maple industry statewide. Their office location will be at a southern Maine University of Maine Cooperative Extension office and will be determined prior to start date.Search Timeline is as follows:Review of applications to begin: June 29, 2022Interviews to begin no earlier than: July 8, 2022Tentative start date: August 15, 2022 For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair: Tori Jackson, By Clicking on apply to this position you will be redirected to the careers page at U of Maine to complete the application process.
Associated topics: administrative assistant, administrative assistant ii, adminv, analyst, analyst i, budget, coordinator, information analyst, information technology support, information technology support associate

Keywords: University of Maine CE, New England , Asst. Professor, Sustain. Ag. and Maple Educ. (Limington), Education / Teaching , Limington, Northeast

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