Extension Specialist in Management of Tropical Soils and Mineral Nutrition
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez - Agricultural sciences - Agro-environmental sciences
|This is a 12-month contract that will be 75% extension (Puerto Rico Agricultural Extension Service) and 25% research (Agricultural Experiment Station), available in the Agro-environmental Science Department, College of Agriculture Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.|
The selected candidate will be responsible to develop a recognized extension program and applied research to assist agricultural producers to sustain or improve crop productivity through the implementation of soil management practices and techniques, maintenance or improving the quality of the resources of the agricultural system. The position involves collaboration and interaction with other specialists, agricultural agents, researchers, farmers, professionals from other related agencies, community groups and organizations. The person selected should have problem solving skills and be able to answer queries from farmers and extension agents. The faculty member will actively seek grant funding to support his/her research program and publish in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities. The candidate will participate in the dissemination of educational material to customers using traditional and electronic media (training, curricular guides, direct consultation, electronic publications, etc.).
To apply for this position, and be guaranteed for consideration, please apply by April 18, 2017 with the following documents: Letter of Application/ Cover Letter, transcripts (MS and doctoral degree), Curriculum Vitae and contact information for three references knowledgeable of your extension, teaching, and research accomplishments. The documents may be sent to Dr. Elvin Roman, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Elvin Roman, Director, Agro-Environmental Sciences Department, Call Box 9000, Mayaguez, PR 00681-9000. If you have any questions regarding this application process, please e-mail email@example.com or call 787-832-4040, ext. 2313.
|The successful candidate must have strong verbal and written communication skills (Spanish and English). Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies. This position requires a PhD by start date, in Soil Science or with studies related to Soil Chemistry, Soil Physics, Soil Conservation or closely related field.|