Annual Open Forum on Sustainable Agriculture

Sponsored by the South Carolina Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program.

You’re invited to the annual Open Forum on Sustainable Agriculture to discuss critical issues, challenges and needs related to Sustainable Agriculture development in South Carolina. The meeting is open to all South Carolina farmers, educators, policy makers, state and federal government and non-governmental agricultural agency personnel, and other South Carolina citizens with an interest in sustainable agriculture. Input from this public meeting will be used to prioritize critical issues and needs and to formulate plans for statewide sustainable agriculture training and education programs in 2017.
 
The Open Forum meeting will be held on the 2nd of December, 2016 at the Lake House at Sandhill Research and Education Center on Clemson Rd. in Columbia, SC. Continue reading

Business & Tech App Analyst – Center for IPM

This is technical and analytical work in developing, designing, and/or analyzing technical solutions for clients through an appropriate blending of technical knowledge and business solutions. Employees participate in the development of solutions using programming expertise for day-to-day problems to include maintenance, modification or development of complex inter-related applications/solutions. Solutions link technical knowledge with business solutions and may range from consulting services (software or hardware recommendations) to developing integrated-automated systems. Duties include client needs assessment as well as evaluating hardware availability and software requirements.

Bachelor’s degree with nine credit hours in programming and one year of experience in business application consulting or development; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

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Assistant Professor of Insect Ecological Physiology

The School of Integrative Biology and the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, seek an outstanding scientist with a background and experience in insect ecological physiology for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level with the anticipated start date of August 16, 2017. A Ph.D. or equivalent in entomology, ecology, evolution, physiology, biology or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with rank and qualifications. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, and collaborate with other faculty to develop research initiatives relevant to ecological physiology. Applicants will be evaluated on their record and promise of excellence in research and teaching. Continue reading

Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist – UC Riverside

The Department of Entomology invites applications for an Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist in the area of integrated management of invasive and endemic arthropod species attacking orchard crops at the University of California, Riverside. This is a fiscal year position and is available July 1, 2017 with a 90 % Cooperative Extension/10% Organized Research appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station (http://cnas.ucr.edu/about/aes/) .

The position will be housed at the University of California Division of Agricultural and Natural Resources Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Parlier, CA. Continue reading

Executive Director for New National Pesticide Safety Education Center

The National Pesticide Safety Education Center is a new entrepreneurial venture led by university extension Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) state and territory coordinators. Planned to become the premier national provider of pesticide safety education, its focus will be in establishing a national website that aggregates, cross-references and expands access to individual state’s pesticide safety offerings in a way that ensures high quality research-based education and generates revenue for local Cooperative Extension programs. The successful candidate will be an independent contractor, working virtually using eXtension’s resources. The position requires an entrepreneurial leader who can build a financially self-sustaining organization within two years. Deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Friday, October 21, 2016.

A detailed position description can be found here:  https://catalog.extension.org/catalog?pagename=NPSEC-ExDir.