POSITION DESCRIPTION: EXTENSION ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Department of Community Development and Applied
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
University of Vermont
Extension Assistant Professor, Agricultural Business Management.
UVM Extension/Vermont Experiment Station, non-tenure track position.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Although the primary assignment is in Extension, the position carries a
significant research component. The person will be
expected to devote a major portion of program time to the dairy industry,
and will be expected to:
a.Develop and conduct Extension education programs that assist farmers
to adopt profitable and environmentally sound
b.Design and conduct competitively funded research that includes work on
current and emerging methods and technologies
to help farmers achieve their goals with respect to profit and risk
c.Cooperate with faculty and staff in the college of Agriculture and
Life Sciences, UVM Extension, and agricultural
industry leaders in the development and conduct of these programs.
d.Collaborate closely with Vermont communities, agencies, and
organizations in building a vital and sustainable working
The education and research programs supported by this position may include
Farm record keeping
Income and balance sheet preparation
Analysis and interpretation of farm records
Short and long term budget generation and cash flow planning
Strategic business planning and financial modeling
Risk management education programs
Human resource management
Sustainable farm management policy analysis
A Ph.D. in agricultural economics, applied economics, or closely related
field is required.
Experience in developing, leading and delivering extension educational
Degree specialization in farm management or production economics.
Farm experience background, preferably in dairy.
Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills for
professional and non-professional audiences.
Analytic, quantitative and computer skills appropriate to position.
Experience working in teams and on interdisciplinary projects.
Demonstrated potential to obtain and manage grants and publish in
Experience in policy analysis, particularly dairy production.
Applicants should submit the following information to Professor Charles W.
Bigalow, 101 Morrill Hall, University of Vermont,
Burlington, Vt, 05405-0106:
1.A letter of application explaining interest in position and relevant
skills and expertise.
2.A current curriculum vitae.
3.Three letters of reference.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 30, 1999
Multi-cultural individuals and women are encouraged to apply. The
University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Debra M. Heleba
UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture
590 Main Street, Room 200
Burlington, Vermont 05405
tel: (802) 656-0233
fax: (802) 656-8874
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