Specialist - Outreach, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

East Lansing, MI
Mar 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Posting Number: 5130

Internal Posting Date: 03-15-2017

Internal Closing Date: 04-02-2017

External Closing Date: 04-02-2017

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Specialist - Outreach

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Multiple Position Numbers: No

Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Primary Department: 10002268 ENTOMOLOGY - ANR

Position Employee Group: Fixed Term Academic Staff-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Fixed Term Academic Staff

Employment %: 100


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Faculty: Salary Range Support Staff: Pay Minimum $47,476

If flex, dates of annual flex leave: Traverse City, Michigan

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Position Summary: Academic Specialist - Outreach

The Department of Entomology at Michigan State University in coordination with The Bee Informed Partnership (www.beeinformed.org) is seeking an Academic Specialist ? Outreach to work with commercial beekeeping operations based in Michigan and possibly adjacent states. This position will be part of the Technical Transfer Team and will serve beekeepers while their colonies are in Michigan as well as when they move their colonies out of state for almond pollination in California and to wintering locations in Florida.

The duties include intense fieldwork, extensive travel, close interaction with beekeepers and many other members of the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) team. These interactions require the applicant to be an experienced beekeeper, work well in a team environment, listen well, be non-judgmental, communicate effectively with team members, be self-starting, hardworking, and sensitive about privacy and security of all data.

This position also works with the Bee Informed Partnership scientists to develop and conduct applied research, write a weekly BIP blog, process samples for Nosema and Varroa mite loads, keep up-to-date records, including data summaries and reports, develop and give presentations, posters and other media to communicate project related goals; present relevant findings to local, regional, and national bee groups and other pollinator or agricultural related groups or schools at meetings, symposiums, field days and outreach events; keep abreast of and communicate new developments in relevant topics.

The position is an Annual Year (12 month) fixed term position with an end date of 4/30/18. The position is renewable annually based upon performance and availability of funding.

This position will be located in Traverse City, Michigan.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Bachelors degree in Agriculture or related field. At least 2 years beekeeping experience, preferably in a commercial beekeeping setting.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter

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Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Department Website Address: www.ent.msu.edu

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Meghan Milbrath/Academic Specialist/mpi@msu.edu

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

If flexible appointment, indicate end date of annual flex leave:

If flex, number of months worked per year:

Web Address for Posting: jobs.msu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=70158

Union Affiliation: Non Union

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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