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Extension Associate in Small Ruminant Production and Management at Penn State University Park, PA

  Extension Associate in Small Ruminant Production and Management at Penn State

University Park, PA 🇺🇸 Email : rem9@psu.edu JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS: The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking candidates for an Extension Associate in Small Ruminant Production and Management. This position is located on the University Park campus. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will develop and deliver a comprehensive extension program to identify issues that impact the success of Pennsylvania sheep and goat farmers and provide educational resources to address these issues. As a member of the Penn State Livestock Extension Team, the candidate will serve as a liaison with the sheep and goat industries; assist with related county and state programs; and work collaboratively with faculty and staff in the Department and the College. Extension activities will utilize a variety of traditional and digital delivery methods to work with adult producers across the state and may also include some youth animal science education. Integral to these extension activities, the candidate will teach a one 3-credit course focused on production ad management of sheep and goats and give occasional guest lectures in other undergraduate courses as appropriate. The successful candidate will have access to Penn State's 75-ewe sheep flock for extension and teaching purposes. Required Education and Experience: Typically requires a Master's degree or higher (Ph.D. preferred) or equivalent degree with disciplinary depth in sheep and/or goat production preferred, plus 3 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates must have experience that will allow them to enhance the sustainability of small ruminant production in Pennsylvania and the Northeast region. Evidence of effective teaching skills in both formal and informal settings is required. Candidates must have strong written and oral skills to communicate effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, producers, and industry leaders.


Candidates should apply online to REQ_0000046293 at hr.psu.edu/careers. Review of applications will begin on August 14, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a cover letter, curriulum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and a statement that describes their philosophy of teaching in both formal (classroom) and non-formal (extension/outreach) settings. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, & of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their classroom, department, and the University. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with university policies.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Robert Mikesell, search committee chair, at rem9@psu.edu. animalscience.psu.edu/directory/rem9

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