Associate Extension Educator - Snr. Instructor, Soil Health

University of Idaho

United States

October 14, 2021


Posting Details Posting Number F000944P

Position Title Associate Extension Educator - Snr. Instructor, Soil Health Location Twin Falls, Off Campus Location - Other Southern Idaho locations with occasional travel to the Twin Falls region will be considered. Division/College Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences Department Soil and Water Systems Employee Category Faculty Classification Group Title Extension Faculty Tenure Tracking Non-Tenure Track Rank Senior Instructor Interim/Term Appointment No Pay Range $44,096.00 Type of Appointment Fiscal Year Full Time/Part Time Full Time Funding This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding. Internal Posting? Position Summary

The overall goal of this position is to build an Extension program focused on building more resilient agricultural systems through improved knowledge of soil health. This position will be the local proponent of applying the results of soil health research to the benefit of individual producers, conservation organizations, and the overall agricultural industry. The position is also expected to build lasting relationships and collaborations with soil and water conservation districts and other stakeholders to ensure that farmers and land managers are well informed and have the proper tools and knowledge to successfully build soil health on their farms. Major responsibilities include the development and testing of soil health curriculum that can be utilized by county Extension faculty across the state, in-person and/or webinar outreach events to disseminate soil health information, documentation of successful farmer-lead efforts to improve soil health and development of a regional repository of practical soil health knowledge that will be accessible to the public. Presentation of soil health educational materials at local, regional and national conferences, and development of resources focused on soil health testing and interpretation. Applicants should be interested in working as part of a team with other Extension faculty. This position is eligible for University retirement and health insurance benefits, provides the ability to continue your education at a reduced cost, and provides reduced tuition/fees for dependents.

A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy. Uncertain


Job Duty Function Teaching & Advising

Percentage Of Time 0 Job Duty Function Scholarship & Creative Activities

Percentage Of Time 0 Job Duty Function Outreach & Extension

Percentage Of Time 98 Job Duty Function University Service & Leadership

Percentage Of Time 2

Required Qualifications

- BS degree in soil science, agronomy, agricultural engineering, environmental science, agricultural extension and education or highly related field

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Knowledge of the soil health concept and soil science related research

- Knowledge of the Extension mission and system

- Excellent note and record keeping skills

- Interest in working as part of a team to develop educational materials

Preferred Qualifications

- MS in soil science, agronomy, agricultural engineering, environmental science, agricultural extension and education or highly related field

- Experience working with a diversity of stakeholders

- Experience working on Extension curriculum and/or educational materials

- Experience managing budgets

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

- This position may occasionally require working outside in various climatic conditions (hot, windy, rainy or cold). Driving to soil health workshops and to field sites is also required. Applicant must be able to follow safe- operating practices in laboratory settings.

Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of hire.

Posting Date 09/14/2021

Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

First consideration will be given to applicants who apply by October14, 2021. The position will remain open until a suitable applicant pool has been identified.

In addition to your application, please be prepared to provide resume/CV, a letter of application, a list of references and transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).

For additional information contact: Jodi Johnson Maynard – Search Chair

Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

Applicant Documents

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  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • List of References
  • Transcripts
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