Forage Specialist - University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
University of Puerto Rico - agro-environmental sciences - agricultural 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. As Extension Forage Specialist (75%), extension programming in forage production will be conducted in close cooperation with other state-wide specialists and extension agents, with emphasis on electronic and distance education methods. Periodic in-service training programs will be delivered to keep extension agents and other agricultural professionals informed of current technology relating to forage crops and production practices. Applied and basic research (25%) on forage-livestock production interaction with the environment and ecosystem services, which may include studies on fertilization, irrigation, and conservation of forages, will be conducted and results published in refereed journals, and other appropriate media. The faculty member will actively seek grant funding to support his/her research program. 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 May 5, 2017 with the following documents: Letter of Application/ Cover Letter, transcripts (graduate and doctoral degree), Curriculum Vitae and contact information for three references knowledgeable of your teaching, extension, and scholary accomplishments. The documents may be sent to Dr. Elvin Roman, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Elvin Roman, Director, Agro-Environmental Science 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). This position requires a PhD by start date, in Pasture and Forage Management.|