The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the University of Maine at Presque Isle College of Arts and Sciences invite applications for a full-time, fiscal-year, continuing contract eligible faculty appointment as Assistant or Associate Extension Professor and Assistant or Associate Professor of Crop Production. This position is a 90% Extension appointment through the University of Maine (UMaine) and a 10% teaching appointment through the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI). The successful candidate will work out of the Aroostook County Extension Office (UMaine) in Presque Isle, Maine with classroom instruction occurring on the nearby UMPI campus. The faculty member in this position will develop and lead educational outreach and applied research with an emphasis on agriculture in Aroostook County, Maine; work with other UMaine faculty, county Extension Association members, advisory boards and volunteers to offer off-campus programs addressing the educational needs of the Maine potato industry and other agricultural industries; and teach undergraduate courses and offer limited student advising within the UMPI Sustainable Agriculture Concentration.
This position requires:
Ph.D. in agronomy, plant science, soil science or related field.
Excellent interpersonal, technical writing, and public communication skills.
Self-motivation, direction, and skill in achieving goals and managing multiple tasks in an autonomous work environment.
Ability to design, develop, and deliver effective educational programming.
Documented record of conducting high-quality, applied scientific research, demonstrated by publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Pesticide applicator certification within six months of hire.
Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Ability to travel, usually requiring a valid driver's license, both in- and out-of-state.
Work schedule flexibility to meet client needs.
This Position Prefers:
Experience in providing evidence-based recommendations to agricultural producers by applying field specific knowledge and compiling research-based information, especially in one of the following topics: nutrient management, soil fertility, crop water management, precision agriculture, weed management, and alternative crops.
Established record of effectiveness in Extension educational programming and undergraduate teaching.
Experience in grant writing and the financial management of grant funds.
Demonstrated experience serving a diverse audience.
Successful supervisory experience.
About The University of Maine
About the University:
University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Aroostook County gives local residents access to the resources and expertise of the University of Maine. Maine Extension delivers unbiased, research-based information to Aroostook County citizens. For more information about Cooperative Extension, please click here.
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels. Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/
For more than a century, the University of Maine at Presque Isle has been helping students find their path to great professional careers providing its 1,400 traditional and non-traditional students from all areas of the state, country, and world with life-changing opportunities in a caring, small-university environment. UMPI combines liberal arts and selec...ted professional programs and serves as a cultural and educational resource for the entire region. The campus sits on 150 acres surrounded by the rolling hills and potato fields of northern Maine and the University strives to be the region’s premier learning institution while helping to stimulate cultural and economic development in Aroostook County and the State of Maine. The University serves as an educational and cultural center for the area and its facilities are utilized for lectures, programs, concerts, dance performances, exhibits, and plays that benefit the entire region. Further information about UMPI can be found at umpi.edu.
The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.