| Position: Assistant Professor and Extension Swine Specialist. A 12-month, non-tenure track position with joint appointments in Texas A&M AgriLife Extension (approximately 75 percent Extension) and West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) (approximately 25 percent teaching). |
Extension (Texas A&M AgriLife / Department of Animal Science): Provide leadership and coordination for Extension educational programs in swine production and management by providing technical expertise, training and resource materials to enhance education programs for county Extension agents, clientele, allied industry, youth and commodity groups. Work individually and as a team member in planning, executing and evaluating multidisciplinary result demonstrations and applied research. Develop and/or maintain close communication strategies with the Texas swine industry through associations, boards, cooperatives and individual producers. Engage in workforce development opportunities for the swine industry and youth development in conjunction with the Texas Pork Producers Association.
Teaching (West Texas A&M University / Department of Agricultural Sciences): Teaching duties will include courses at the undergraduate or graduate level taught in the fall/spring semesters. Direct and supervise a robust internship program in the Swine Industry in conjunction with the department’s internship coordinator. Involvement as an active member of the WTAMU faculty is expected.
Facilities: The successful candidate will be headquartered in Canyon, Texas and will have access to facility resources at West Texas A&M University to include an on-campus office with computer, telephone and access to the university’s network system.
Administrative Relationships: The successful candidate will be a member of the faculty in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University and will respond to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension administration through the Department Head and Associate Department Head for Extension. The teaching component of the position will be administered through the Department Head at West Texas A&M University. As such, the incumbent will be subject to an annual evaluation directed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension leadership and the Heads of the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M and the Department of Agricultural Sciences at West Texas A&M. Consideration for promotion will be directed by appropriate Texas A&M University System policies and procedures. The incumbent 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 specialists and with Texas A&M AgriLife Research faculty conducting research related to swine management, swine herd health and environmental issues. The position will be jointly appointed to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and West Texas A&M University to facilitate cooperative linkages on issues relevant to the Texas swine industry. The potential exists to develop linkages with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and Texas Tech University.
Web Page Information: Department of Animal Science: http://animalscience.tamu.edu Department of Agricultural Sciences: http://www.wtamu.edu/academics/agricultural-sciences.aspx
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.
Date Position Available: April 1, 2017
Application Process: Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, summaries of career goals and contact information for three references to:
Dr. Ted McCollum Search Committee Chair Department of Animal Science Texas A&M University 2471 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-2471 Submit via firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants may also apply online at: http://greatjobs.tamu.edu.
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