POSITION X1919 Extension Specialist (Non-TenureTrack), Small Ruminant & Youth Programs
LOCATION Universityof Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Department of Animal Science, Statewide- Knoxville
EFFECTIVE DATEScreening of applicants'credentials will begin August 1.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salaryis commensurate with training and experience. Benefits include grouphospitalization and life insurance, State Employees Retirement; Workers'Compensation; sick and annual leave; numerous University of Tennessee and statebenefits programs, including liberal time off for holidays and longevity payafter three years of service; reimbursement for official travel.
*Provideleadership in planning, implementing, evaluating, and reporting the impact of astate-wide, county-based, small ruminant Extension program.
*Providecurriculum development and oversight to the UT Extension Master Small RuminantCertificate program
*Effectivelycommunicate with Animal Science Faculty, Extension personnel (on a State,Regional and County level), Tennessee Department of Agriculture, small ruminantproducers and other stakeholders.
*Developyouth educational programs, including curriculum and contest content, incooperation with the State 4-H office and other youth organizations related tosmall ruminant production.
*Providestate-wide support and leadership through in-service training, farm visits,phone calls/emails, publications, etc. for Extension personnel in the area ofsmall ruminant production systems, which may include frequent day and overnighttravel.
*Workcollaboratively with Animal Science and other UTIA faculty to producepeer-reviewed publications and grant applications.
*Securefinancial support for small ruminant programs through new and existingfee-based programs, along with maintenance and cultivation of cooperativerelationships with industry stakeholders.
*Executeother duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Animal Science DepartmentHead.
Internal Number: 179589
About Institute of Agriculture
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.