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The Department of Extension is seeking applicants for a full-time (11-month) non-tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant/Associate Extension Educator rank to work with Pesticide Safety and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs. The candidate will work in areas complementary to pesticide safety and risk assessment, including but not restricted to traditional, organic, and genetically engineered pest controls, their ecological and evolutionary impacts, regulatory issues, human health, and socio-economic effects, or related topics. The focus will be to build an Extension program creating climate and economically resilient agricultural and general pest management systems. The successful applicant will develop an interdisciplinary education and applied research program in pesticide safety addressing diverse cropping systems that include ornamental and turfgrass crops, greenhouse, food and forage crops as well as other pest-related issues. The successful candidate will actively participate with the CAHNR IPM team to collaborate and create programs based on needs assessments, and applied research. The IPM program builds partnerships primarily focused on the needs of landscape professionals, growers, and agricultural professionals working with turf, field, and horticultural crops and plants. Responsibilities will include making recommendations for using appropriate management practices and the latest technologies to protect human health, soil health, water quality, and quantity as well as other natural resources of CT and Long Island Sound. The Extension Educator will collaborate with UConn personnel, state and federal agency partners, pesticide applicators, growers, and producers as appropriate. They will have familiarity with how to leverage federal, regional, and state programs and funding. Programs are delivered via educational meetings, field days, newsletters, podcasts, webinars, online courses, and supporting websites. The successful candidate will have previous experience in one or more IPM disciplines that builds on the technical foundation of the program, its faculty, staff, and partners. The successful applicant will serve as UConn’s Pesticide Safety Education Coordinator and maintain an active partnership with the Pesticide Safety and Environmental Education Program.
CAHNR has developed and implemented a Strategic Vision to guide the development and focus of our teaching, research, and Extension programs in the years 2020-2025. All faculty and technical staff are expected to contribute to the implementation of CAHNR’s five strategic priorities (https://cahnr.uconn.edu/visionandvalues).
Ensuring a vibrant agricultural industry and sustainable food supply
The University and CAHNR prioritize scholarship in areas that impact quality of life, including human, animal, plant, and environmental health and sustainability. We encourage and provide support for cross-disciplinary, collaborative scholarship across the College, University, nation, and globe. UConn is committed to Life Transforming Education for students and Extension audiences. UConn is recognized as one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly campuses by the Sierra Club. Through research, teaching, service, and extension, UConn embraces diversity and inclusion, and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.
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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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|Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
A?statement of academic disciplinary interests
Statement on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Three or more references (no actual letters, just names and email addresses help popup)
And anything else requested in the position description.
This is a full-time, 11-month position with an anticipated start date of August 2022. The successful candidate will be based at the University of Connecticut’s Hartford County Extension Center located in Farmington, CT. Travel to the Storrs campus, other extension centers, and elsewhere in the state is expected. Evening and weekend work may also be required. Salary and faculty job level will be commensurate with training and experience.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22048 and submit the following application materials:
A cover letter summarizing how your qualifications and experience meet the position requirements (maximum two pages)
At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.
This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.