Department Contact Name Leigh Ann Marez
Department Contact Title Eastern District Department Head
Department Contact Phone 575-762-1052
Department Contact Email email@example.com
Requisition Number 2100035F
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
General Information of Campus and Unit
New Mexico State University invites you to apply to be a part of a diverse,
dynamic and welcoming learning and working environment in Las Cruces, NM. NMSU
seeks employees who are creative and flexible in developing and evaluating new
ideas and ways to evolve NMSU into the future. Located in the borderlands and
adjacent to the mighty Rio Grande, NMSU is a proud Hispanic-serving
institution in the minority-majority state of New Mexico. Southern New Mexico
features an average of 294 days of sunshine annually, making NMSU ideal for
job-seekers who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and bird-watching.
NMSU is committed to sustainability through improving and maintaining the
quality of human life while preserving the integrity, stability, and beauty of
ecological systems for the future. We are looking for student-centered
employees with a passion for success. NMSU invites you to take the first step
to your successful and rewarding career by applying today.
NMSU is New Mexico's land-grant and space-grant institution, a comprehensive
research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and
outreach. In addition, the NMSU system includes a satellite learning center in
Albuquerque, Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each of New
Mexico's 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. New
Mexico State University is the institution of choice for more than 15,000
students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries.
The City of Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico and is located
in Doña Ana County, approximately 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and 225
miles south of Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the economic and geographic center
of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio
Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. The Organ
Mountains, 10 miles to the east, are dominant in the city's landscape, along
with the Doña Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains, and Picacho Peak. Las Cruces
lies within a short driving distance of the Mexican border at Santa Teresa, as
well as many other locations in the broader borderland region.
Geography, climate, demographics, and ambiance of Las Cruces and NMSU combine
to offer a truly excellent place to thrive. Family members will discover a
warm, open community that offers an attractive array of activities and outdoor
recreation, amenities, services and opportunities, whether they are looking
for top-notch education, meaningful employment, or simply a safe and
comfortable place to live.
Position Number 718271
Position Job Title Extension Agricultural Agent
Rank Instructor, Assistant Professor
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track
THIS IS A NON TENURE TRACK POSITION.
Position is for Lea County, headquarters in Lovington, NM.
Successful candidate will:
-Provide leadership and guidance to Extension educational programs in
agriculture (both major area crop and livestock, including both beef and
dairy), urban horticulture, community and economic development, and natural
resources management throughout the county. Extension program delivery will
focus mainly on adult audiences, but may be expanded to include youth in
coordination and collaboration with County Extension 4-H Agent.
-Collaborate with other Extension Agents, with State Extension Specialists,
the Eastern District Department Head and other administrators as well as
outside agencies and organizations in planning and implementing the total
-Maintain a favorable public image and gain acceptance for self, Extension and
New Mexico State University among county citizens.
-Administratively responsible to the County Program Director and through
him/her to the Eastern District Department Head.
-Actively participate and play an important role in the recruitment of
students to New Mexico State University and to participate in student
-Support annual county fair efforts.
-Provide timely reports as required.
Master's degree (in hand by hire date) required. At least one degree must be
in Agriculture. Or may be under-filled as a College Instructor rank with a
Bachelor's degree in Agriculture and a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher required.
Must complete a master's degree within 5 years of hire date to continue
employment. Promotion to assistant professor rank will be based on performance
and Dean's approval.
-Must have the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing as
well as teach.
-Ability to relate effectively to people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds,
income and education levels in order to develop informal educational programs
that meet their needs.
-Successful candidate must have basic computer skills.
-Ability to implement educational experiences for both youth and adults in
furtherance of the mission of Extension required.
-Ability to provide the leadership role in management of volunteer
organizations including recruitment, training and support of volunteers.
Preferred Qualifications (optional)
Satisfactory experience in Extension or related field demonstrating ability to
work with youth and/or adults preferred. Previous extension experience
Special Requirements of the Position
Must live in county where employed and be willing to work odd hours as needed.
Personal auto required; reimbursed at IRS rate per mile. Valid driver's
Special Instructions to Applicants
Campus/Work Site Lovington, NM
Appointment Status Regular, Full-time
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0
Appointment Base Annual
Posting Date 04/14/2021
Closing Date 06/30/2021
Target Salary Rate
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding No
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Where did you become aware of this position opening?
Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
Chronicle of Higher Ed
New Mexico Department of Labor
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