Position Postings

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and Merrimack County invite qualified individuals to apply for the Merrimack County Economic Development Field Specialist position based in Boscawen, New Hampshire. The Field Specialist will provide educational outreach, technical assistance, community planning, and project implementation support that builds community and regional leaders’ capacity to implement effective strategies grow and sustain the economy and strengthen communities. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, economic development, Main Street/downtown development, business retention and expansion, regional collaboration, and stakeholder engagement to enhance implementation of community plans and projects. The position is a full-time, benefited position. For position description and to how to apply go to: http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/26165

Michigan State University’s School of Planning, Design, and Construction (SPDC) and MSU Extension seek a Director for their NCI unit. The position is 100% funded by MSU Extension through its Greening Michigan Institute. Formerly known as the National Charrette Institute, and based in a landscape architecture/urban planning tradition, NCI is currently focused on non-credit training and developing collaboration by design process techniques to address pressing social problems, with focus on urban and regional issues.  NCI brings nationally recognized training curricula and hands-on community-based procedures along with its established networks. To apply: Complete description/details - Apply for Posting #432559 at http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/listing/

University of Maine, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, Research Associate: The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine invites applications for a full-time Research Associate or Senior Research Associate. The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center is a nonpartisan, independent research and public service unit of the University of Maine. The Policy Center is dedicated to improving and promoting the quality of public dialogue about state, regional, and national policy issues through applied policy research and community engagement. Our research is interdisciplinary, cutting across departmental lines to bring together faculty, students, and external policy experts to address issues confronting Maine and the nation. The Research Associate will help us fulfill this mission. Applications received by May 15th will receive full consideration. Applications must be submitted at: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=40074&job=research-associate-or-senior-research-associate. Queries may be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

University of Minnesota, Director, Center for Rural Economic Development and Dr. Frank W. Veden Endowed Chair in Rural Economic Development.
Collaborating closely with administrators, faculty, students, staff, community members, and University partners; the Director and Veden Chair holder provides campus leadership, vision, and regional and statewide visibility for UMC’s economic development initiatives and strategies, with a special emphasis on rural economic development. Review of applications will begin March 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  Visit https://employment.umn.edu for complete instructions on how to apply electronically; search for Job Opening ID: 315825.

Kansas State University, Associate Director, Kansas Cooperative Extension Service. Kansas State University seeks an innovative and dynamic leader for the position of Associate Director for Extension. The Associate Director for Extension reports to the Dean of the College of Agriculture who is Director of K-State Research and Extension. The Associate Director is primarily responsible for administration of Cooperative Extension programs in Kansas. This is a 12-month position with competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Nominations should be sent to CES Associate Director Search at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  For complete detaisl and how to apply, http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/500801/associate-director-for-extension.

University of Tennessee, Assistant/Associate Full Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
The successful candidate will be expected to paln, direct, support, and lead activities associate with the MANAGE program; work directly with and provide leadership to Extnesion Area Farm Management Specialists; work sith Institute of Agriculture facluty (including multi-disciplinary teams), county agricultural Extension agents, and other Extension personnel, with with industry and producer groups as part of their education program; conduct applied research to support their educational program; provide input to, and serve as an educational resource for, regional and/or national groups; acquire extramural funding to support, develop, and enhance the educational program; and participate in service to the Department, Insititue, University and profession.  Complete details regarding the position and to apply.  Screening of applications will begin march 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Position available beginning June 1, 2017.

South Dakota State University, Community Vitality Extension Field Specialist I.
This position requires strong knowledge and experience in developing the learning of community leaders; ability to conduct impact programming based on local asset assessments; commitment to the development of emerging technology materials for program development and delivery; ability to collaborate on emerging issues; and ability to develop positive working relationships with pertinent stakeholders. This position also has a responsibility to secure program funding, conduct evaluation, and successfully engage with the public by bridging research to practice. Extension Field Specialists report to academic Department Heads who are located on the SDSU campus and SDSU Extension Program Directors.  They work collaboratively with Extension State Specialists and other faculty members in their respective department.  Full consideration given to applications received by 3/16/17.  To apply and for full details: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu view by position title.

University of Missouri, East Central Regional Director: provides strategic, collaborative and administrative leadership for the designated region. The Regional Director, in collaboration with the Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement (Director of Extension), Associate Vice Chancellor (Associate Director of Extension), Program Directors and Continuing Education Directors, is responsible for development and delivery of relevant, reliable, responsible educational programs; development and allocation of financial and human resources to support the programs; supervision of regional faculty and staff; engagement of programmatic and financial partners; and overall presence of the University of Missouri and MU Extension in the region. Complete position description and to apply. Review of applications will begin February 22, 2017.

University of Minnesota, Departement of Soil, Water, and Climate. (3 tenure terack and 1 non-tenure track). 
Assistant Extension Professor, Irrigation Specialist
Assistant Professor, Soil Fertility & Precision Nutrient Management
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Nutrient and Water Management

Assistant Professor, Manure Management and Water Quality Specialist

Oklahoma State University, Associate Professor/Professor/Director OK Water Resources Center. This is an 11-month, tenured faculty and administrative position with responsibility of providing vision and leadership for water related research, Extension, and education programs at Oklahoma State University (OSU). In addition to the primary role of leading the Oklahoma Water Resources Center, the Director will also provide leadership to multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary, and multi-institutional faculty teams assembled from across colleges and institutes at OSU in pursuit of water-related research and Extension grant opportunities.While applications and nominations will be accepted until a successful candidate has been identified, interested parties are encouraged to submit their information by January 30, 2017 to receive optimal consideration. Complete description and to apply.

Purdue University, Community & Regional Economics Specialist. This position will help advance Extension’s efforts to strengthen business and economic development activities, with priority given to economically distressed communities/counties in the state. In particular, the individual serving in this position will guide state, regional and local leaders, agencies, organizations and other key players in pursuing research-based strategies that build on the economic and workforce assets of counties and regions. In addition, the individual will provide educational programs and technical assistance activities to enhance the use of digital technologies by small businesses, activities that will expand their markets and improve the internal management of their operations. For complete details and to apply.

The University of Illinois seeks a Visiting Project Coordinator (Incubation and Entrepreneurship Outreach Coordinator) who will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of a startup incubator network throughout Illinois that partners higher education institutions and communities working on entrepreneurship. The Coordinator will facilitate sharing of resources and best practices between incubation programs. The role includes arranging and managing events, training sessions/webinars, traveling workshops, and other programming created for the network. Additionally this role supports the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) funded University Center at the University Illinois to support small businesses in downstate Illinois with student assistance resources. Position details and to apply

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
invites applications from outstanding senior scholars to serve as Director of the Public Policy Program, an interdisciplinary Ph.D. granting program that draws upon faculty and resources from three colleges. The term of the position begins on July 1, 2017. The Program Director reports to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the tenure home for the Director will be in a department in the College that is affiliated with the Public Policy Program. Applications must be submitted electronically: Details -  https://jobs.uncc.edu (use position number #004161)

University of Vermont, Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Community Entrepreneurship and Applied Economics. We seek a colleague to join the department of Community Development and Applied Economics (CDAE) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Vermont, starting at the rank of Assistant Professor. CDAE’s mission is to support sustainable local and international community development through teaching, interdisciplinary research, and outreach that serves the public interest. We seek a candidate with a focus on ecologically sustainable and socially responsible entrepreneurship in service to communities, with interests that span across our majors: Community Entrepreneurship, Community and International Development, and Public Communication. Qualified candidates must be able to articulate the relationship of entrepreneurship with applied economics and sustainable community development. Evaluation of applications will begin on December 5, 2016 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. Full details and to apply: https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/22242

The Ohio State University, Assistant/Associate professor of Community Development & Food Systems:  Seeks a candidate using a systems approach to develop a community-based applied research program focusing on community development processes and policies to achieve sustainable and healthy food systems. Potential research areas of focus could include, but are not limited to local policy processes, business and economic development, nongovernmental organizational behavior, consumer behavior, local and regional production and distribution systems, and land-use planning. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled. Full position description and how to apply:https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/74155 (job ID: 422861).

University of Arizona, Assistant Professor of Urban Geography:  School of Geography and Development invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of urban geography who can contribute diverse perspectives on cities to the School’s research, teaching, and engagement. The School of Geography and Development is among the top ranked geography departments in the United States and offers faculty numerous opportunities for cross-disciplinary scholarship. The University of Arizona is a Research One, land-grant university and is committed to enhancing its inclusive scholarship and impact. We welcome candidates whose experiences in research, teaching, and community service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016. For complete description and to apply go to: https://uacareers.com (Posting #F20714)