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Assistant Professor and Wildlife Extension Specialist
Auburn University | Auburn, Alabama
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Job Title Assistant Professor and Wildlife Extension Specialist Posting Number P1694F

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Job Description Summary

The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System are seeking applications for a full time, 12-month tenure track Extension Specialist position at the Assistant Professor rank. The successful candidate will develop an extension and outreach program (70%) to educate landowners, natural resource professionals, and other stakeholders in topic areas of applied wildlife management, wildlife damage management, habitat and population management, and/or habitat restoration. The balance of the appointment (30%) may either be Research or Teaching based upon the applicant's interest. A 30% teaching appointment entails teaching 2 courses per year whereas a 30% research appointment requires an active extramurally funding research program mentoring on average 2-3 graduate students. The Extension Specialist will be a part of the Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources Extension Team and is expected to work independently and in collaboration with other faculty in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences along with several state, federal, and NGO partners. The successful applicant will synthesize, apply, and disseminate research-based information and expertise to address relevant and timely information needs in one or more of the above areas, develop and deliver educational programs through a variety of media including publications, social media, websites, distance learning, and demonstrations, and secure extramural funding to support Extension programming. The Extension Specialist is expected to provide programmatic leadership, training, and technical support to regional and county extension agents and other Alabama Cooperative Extension System personnel. Review of applications will begin April 1 and continue until a suitable candidate has been recommended for appointment.

Minimum Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD in Wildlife Sciences or related field at the time employment begins. The successful candidate must demonstrate a compelling interest and capability to deliver science-based information to a variety of audiences. Experience with Cooperative Extension and educational outreach programs desired. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the date the appointment is scheduled to begin and must be able to communicate effectively in English.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Desired Qualifications Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications must be submitted online at http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/4036 by April 1 and should include a 1) letter of application, 2) resume, 3) transcripts, and 4) full contact information for three references. Please specify interest in either Research or Teaching.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dr. Mark D. Smith, Chair, Search Committee, phone: (334)844-8099; email: mds0007@auburn.edu.

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Open Date Close Date Open Until Filled Yes References required for this position? Yes If yes, minimum number requested 3

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