Kansas State University Hiring Sheep Extension Specialist
April 28, 2017
The Department of Animal Sciences & Industry and the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University invite applications for a tenure track, assistant professor position in the area of sheep and meat goats. This position is 30 percent teaching and 70 percent extension.
The successful candidate will have the ability to: develop and lead extension, applied research and teaching programs in sheep and meat goat production and management; develop multi-disciplinary extension collaborations to deliver technical/scientific information; oversee the K-State Sheep and Meat Goat Center; teach undergraduate sheep and meat goat science, advise undergraduate and graduate students and supervise collegiate wool judging team; secure extramural support for funding of both extension and applied research programs; serve as liaison between producers, youth operations, allied industry and Kansas State University; and work in a diverse and multicultural environment.
Minimum requirements include: a Ph.D. in animal science and/or DVM, or related area by the start date; trained and experienced in the production and management of sheep and/or meat goats; demonstrated evidence of being a successful team member and leader, including the ability to collaborate with a diverse team of colleagues, staff, students and sheep and meat goat stakeholders; documented oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write scholarly and industry-relevant publications/conduct workshops to effectively communicate with stakeholders; and established proficiency in the interpretation and translation of scientific/technical information into educational resources for extension and teaching programs.
Screening of applicants will begin on May 31. For more information, visit: http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/501112/assistant-professor-sheep-and-meat-goat-extension-specialist.