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>If you have an interest in the Farming Systems Network which focuses on
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>>From: Dr. Peter Hildebrand[SMTP:HILDEBRAND@fred.ifas.ufl.edu]
>>Sent: Friday, September 20, 1996 3:02 AM
>>Subject: (Fwd) position
>>Announcement of a Position Opening
>>Southern Rural Development Center
>>Mississippi State University
>>Mississippi State University (MSU) invites applications for the
>>position of Director of the Southern Rural Development Center. As one
>>of four regional centers, the Southern Rural Development Center
>>(SRDC) works with 13 Southern states, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
>>to initiate, foster and facilitate regional research and education
>>efforts that contribute to an increased quality of life for residents
>>of the Southern region.
>>Mississippi State University (MSU) is a comprehensive land-grant
>>institution and has the largest on-campus enrollment in the state.
>>MSU, with over 16,000 students and a highly-rated faculty, has a long
>>tradition of service to the people, governments and businesses of
>>Mississippi and the Mid-South. Located roughly equidistant from the
>>cities of Memphis, Birmingham, and Jackson, and with easy access to a
>>productive and diverse agricultural region, MSU is strategically
>>located to serve the rural South.
>>Duties and Responsibilities: The Center Director is responsible for
>>carrying out policies and procedures established by the SRDC Board of
>>Directors; managing the Center's budget, activities and programs;
>>generating and directing innovative multistate research and extension
>>programs; promoting the Center's mission, capabilities and program
>>with primary funding organizations, potential financial supporters and
>>clientele; providing synergistic leadership to public and private
>>rural development activities in the South; seeking funding and other
>>resources to support state and multistate development activities of
>>the participating states and institutions; and fostering more
>>effective and better funded partnerships among the region's 1862
>>and 1890 land-grant institutions.
>>Qualifications: The Director must have an earned doctorate in =
>>Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology, or a closely related area. It is
>>preferred that the candidate have an established record of
>>grantsmanship, knowledge of the USDA/land-grant system, administrative
>>experience, and an established record in rural/regional development
>>research or Extension activities. It is also important that the
>>Director have strong interpersonal skills as well as strong skills in
>>effective oral and written communications.
>>Salary and Benefits: A nationally-competitive salary will be
>>offered, commensurate with training and experience. The University
>>offers a comprehensive benefits package.
>>Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a letter specifying
>>academic interests and administrative philosophy, a curriculum vitae,
>>three letters of recommendation and materials
>>demonstrating accomplishments and writing skills to:
>> Chair, SRDC Search Committee
>> Mississippi State University
>> Box 9656
>> Mississippi State, MS 39762
>>Application deadline is November 1, 1996 or until position is filled.
>>Mississippi State University is an affirmative action and equal
>>Bonnie P. Teater
>>Assistant to the Director
>>Southern Rural Development Center
>>Mississippi State, MS 39762
>>Phone: (601) 325-3207
>>Fax: (601) 325-8915
>>SRDC HomePage: http://www.ces.msstate.edu/~srdc
Andy Clark, Ph.D.
c/o AFSIC, Room 304
National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351