Assistant Professor and Extension Rangeland Management Specialist: Texas

Alpine, Texas.
Job Category
Faculty Appointments
Start Date
January 01, 2024
Last Date to Apply
Open Until FIlled
Assistant Professor and Extension Rangeland Management Specialist Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University and the Borderlands Research Institute Sul Ross State University POSITION: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service seeks applications for an Assistant Professor and Extension Rangeland Specialist position with an emphasis in Beef Cattle and Livestock. This position is 60% Extension, non-tenure track in the Department of Rangeland Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Texas A&M University and 40% in the Borderlands Research Institute at Sul Ross Statue University. Cooperation with district and county Extension faculty and other Extension faculty in planning, conducting, and evaluating educational programs is required. This position will be headquartered at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to develop a high profile, effective educational program in Rangeland Management, with emphasis on management practices important to beef cattle and livestock, which is recognized at regional, state, national, and international levels. Other major job responsibilities include: • Provide educational program support, training/professional development, technical expertise and program support to County Extension Agents in rangeland management, emphasizing beef cattle and livestock. • Cooperate with internal and external stakeholders, including other Specialists and AgriLife personnel, state and federal agencies, commodity groups, private industry, private landowners, and non-governmental organizations to develop educational programs for diverse audiences by implementing innovative approaches to solve emerging and priority rangeland problems. • Pursue and acquire external funding support for leveraging state funds to assist in the development of Extension education programs. • Develop a portfolio of education materials, publications, peer-reviewed articles, online and electronic applications, newsletters and scholarly output, such as podcasts and webinars, to support Extension programming efforts. • Work both individually and as a team member to educate adult and youth audiences to promote rangeland management through planning, implementing, and evaluating educational curricula, applied research and result/demonstration projects, field tours, field days, and other events/activities. • Develop relationships with appropriate media outlets (print, electronic, TV) and apply distance education approaches where appropriate to multiply Extension education and reach emerging, new and more diverse audiences. • Other duties may be assigned as required.
REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in Rangeland, Wildlife, or other Natural Resources related discipline. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse stakeholder groups, communicate effectively, conduct interdisciplinary program development, and effectively apply teaching and research methodologies as required. Evidence of conducting applied research and translating results relevant to the public is strongly preferred. The equivalent of two years in Extension, teaching, research, post-doctoral or related professional experience is preferred. The ability to travel and a valid U.S. driver’s license are required for this position. RESOURCES: The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a State of Texas agency housed with Texas A&M University (TAMU) with high-quality academic and agency units located across Texas. Opportunities will exist to collaborate with faculty, research scientists and staff across the Texas A&M University System. Access to facilities associated with the Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Texas A&M AgriLife, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will be available to the successful candidate. APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications will only be accepted through Workday at: Applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter of interest, (2) detailed curriculum vitae, (3) all college transcripts, (4) a two-page statement of Extension program development plans and (5) contact information for three professional references who can provide a critical evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications for the position. This position will remain open until a successful candidate is hired. Expected start date is January 1, 2024. For questions, email inquiries to the attention of Dr. Morgan Treadwell at: All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M University System are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employers committed to diversity. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work‐life balance. For more information, visit
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