Job Opening

Position Title: Associate Professor/Professor & Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
Part/Full:Full Time
Date Available:1/2/2019

Responsibilities: Provide leadership and coordination for Extension educational programs in beef cattle management via applied research, result demonstrations, tours, workshops and field days. Provide technical expertise, training, and teaching materials for county Extension agents, specialists, clientele and organizations across the state. Work both individually and as a team member in planning, executing and evaluating result demonstration tours, field days and seminars. Develop and/or maintain close communication strategies with the Texas beef cattle industry through associations, organizations, cooperatives and individual producers.

Qualifications: A Doctorate in Animal Science, or closely related field. The equivalent of five years experience in Extension, teaching, research or similar work is required. Expertise is required in one or more of the following areas: nutrition, genetics, or reproductive physiology. Successful applicant must have demonstrated interest and/or expertise in working with beef producers, industry consultants, and allied industry. Understanding of the job responsibilities of an Extension Specialist is required, along with adequate training to conduct, interpret and publish translational research with direct application to the beef cattle industry. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with people, engage in a systems approach to problem solving, utilize a variety of modern education delivery and research methods, and a willingness to respond to policy, administration and supervision. Applicant must be proficient in oral and written communications and must have interpersonal relations skills to work closely with the beef cattle industry. Computer proficiency is required.

Facilities: The successful candidate will be headquartered in Amarillo, Texas and will have access to facility resources of the Texas A&M University Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Amarillo, Texas.

Administrative Relationships: The individual selected will be a member of the faculty in the Department of Animal Science and will respond to Extension Administration through the Department Head and Associate Department Head for Extension. The successful candidate will cooperate with Regional Program Leaders for agriculture and natural resources, district Extension administrators, resident directors of research, county Extension agents, other specialists and researchers in planning, conducting and evaluating educational programs and work closely with Extension beef and livestock specialists and with Texas A&M AgriLife Research faculty conducting research related to cattle management, herd health, environmental issues, etc. The potential exists to develop linkages with West Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University and Texas Cattle Feeders Association.

Web Page Information: Department of Animal Science:

Review of Applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. The successful candidate will not be selected until after December 31, 2018.

Application Process: Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, summaries of career goals and contact information for three references as follows:

Applicants may also apply online at:
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For additional information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Joe Paschal, Professor and Extension Specialist, Search Committee Chair;; 361-265-9203.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Company/Institution:Texas A&M University / Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
City, State:Amarillo, TX
Zip Code:79106
Country:United States

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