Extension Associate Institute Director

The Michigan State University Extension (MSU Extension) Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute (AABI) seeks a qualified candidate to assist with providing statewide leadership and support of agriculture and agribusiness programs. In collaboration with the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute Director, the AABI Associate Institute Director will provide support for AABI staff and program management, such as new AABI staff hiring and mentoring, AABI work team support, identification of AABI needs and trends, internal and external communications and partnership building. Work will be done in collaboration with Michigan State University Extension work teams, other Michigan State University faculty, external partners, and the AABI Institute Director. This position is full-time and will be based in the MSU Extension offices located on the campus of Michigan State University.

Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in an agriculture related discipline or closely related field;

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Extension or similar organization with an emphasis on agriculture or agribusiness related programming;

Desired Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in an agriculture discipline or closely related field

  • Successful proposal development and grant execution experience;

  • Record of success in an agriculture-related field at the local, state, state and/or international level.

Application Process

To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the applicable Michigan State University careers page http://careers.msu.edu. Search for posting number 440336 using the Job Search field.

Applicants are asked to submit a current resume/CV and a cover letter that includes the names and email addresses of four professional references.

This assignment is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually. However, processes for review and granting of tenure with Michigan State University will be considered for those applicants currently holding tenure status.

Application review will begin July 17, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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Job Listing Expiration: 
60 Days
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Michigan State University Extension
Name of Contact Person: 
Dr. Ron Bates, Director
East Lansing
United States
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