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Assistant Extension Professor - Apiculture
Auburn University

Date Posted Sep. 21, 2023
Title Assistant Extension Professor - Apiculture
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Entomology & Plant Pathology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Entomology
Job Description Summary
The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology of the College of Agriculture at Auburn University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Extension Professor.  This faculty position is a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure track 75% Extension and 25% research appointment that is based on main campus in Auburn, AL. This position includes benefits such as health insurance and retirement.  The projected start date is May 1, 2024.

Responsibilities:  In this position, you are expected to develop and maintain an impactful state and regionally-recognized Extension and research program that promotes the health and productivity of managed honeybees. This should include the development, and eventual adoption by beekeepers, of regionally appropriate best practices that address the beekeeping industry’s most critical threats. You will be the primary resource in Alabama for apiculture information and education through your contributions to existing and new Alabama Extension Beekeeping activities. You are expected to lead the Extension Beekeeping Team that currently consists of one faculty member and two regional extension agents stationed across Alabama.  You will also serve as an educational resource for the Alabama Master Beekeepers’ program.  Ultimately, your efforts will benefit the state and region’s beekeeping industries through increased efficiency and expansion of activities like honey production, queen/package/nuc production, and crop pollination.  Furthermore, your research efforts will include grant proposal writing, management of funded projects, scientific outputs such as papers and presentations, as well as mentoring of graduate students.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum qualifications are an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Entomology, Biological Sciences or a related discipline at the time employment begins.  The candidate must have beekeeping experience, as well as excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.  The incumbent must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.  
Desired Qualifications
Desired qualifications include experience with, and strong interests in, Extension programming, adult education, and natural and/or social science research techniques relevant to honeybees and beekeepers. 
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must apply for the position by visiting the link:   Required documents include your:  1) cover letter that addresses your experiences and skills pertinent to all of the position responsibilities and qualifications, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) copies of terminal degree transcripts, 4) one-to-two-page statement of Extension and applied research philosophies and goals for this position.  When prompted during the on-line application process, please provide names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references.  Only complete applications will be considered.  To ensure consideration for the position, applicants must apply by 5 pm Central U.S. time on October 30, 2023.  This posting may remain open until the position is filled.  Questions concerning the position should be directed to: Dr. Geoff Williams, Search Committee Chair, email:  Please include ‘Assistant Extension Professor’ in the email subject.

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