Public Service Assistant - Dairy

Mar 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Open Until Filled: No

Job Summary: The appointment will be 75% extension/25% teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other ADS dairy faculty in providing youth and adult education programs. The position is expected to establish and maintain linkages with the dairy industry through the development and implementation of dairy youth and adult extension programs. Dairy youth programs include, but are not limited to, dairy youth quiz bowls, dairy judging contests, dairy shows, dairy youth retreats and conferences, and other dairy youth activities. Together with the other ADS dairy extension faculty, the position will be expected to provide scholarly adult education programs in their area(s) of expertise. Teaching will involve primary responsibility for teaching courses in the dairy cattle area, depending on the successful candidate's background and area of training. Possible courses could include, but are not limited to, dairy cattle evaluation, dairy techniques, dairy cattle management, and/or dairy business/enterprise analysis. The person in the position will also be expected to mentor/advise undergraduates, assist in Departmental recruiting activities, and serve as an advisor to student club(s).

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a minimum of a Master's Degree in Dairy Science, Animal Science or a related field at the time of appointment. The successful candidate must have ability and interest in teaching people in all stages of development in topics pertaining to dairy production and management and the handling of dairy cattle. The ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form is required. The position requires extensive contact with Georgia Dairy Industry clientele, youth and undergraduate students; therefore, the candidate must be able to effectively teach and interact with people in widely varying circumstances.

Preferred Qualifications: Earned degree field in one or more of the following areas is desirable: nutrition, physiology, genetics, reproduction, mastitis control and/or production/management in dairy cattle.


Faculty Rank: Public Service Assistant

Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track

Employee Percentage: 100

Location od Vacancy: Athens Area

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