Associate Dean for Extension/Assistant Director for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource

first_img* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?Advertisement/PublicationWebsitePublic Job Posting (auemployment.com site)Academic ConferenceAgency ReferralInternal Job PostingPersonal ReferralVeterans Assistance Services (Veteran Job Boards, Military BaseServices, State Vet Rep, etc.)Disability Assistance Services (Disability Job Boards, ABLENetwork, Voc-Rehab referral, etc.)Other Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterStatement of Leadership VisionCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsOther DocumentationOther Documentation (2) Posting DetailsJob TitleAssociate Dean for Extension/Assistant Director for Agriculture,Forestry, and Natural Resource Extension ProgramsPosting NumberP0193FJob Description SummaryThe College of Agriculture ( COA ) at Auburn University(www.agriculture.auburn.edu/) and the Alabama Cooperative ExtensionSystem ( ACES ) (www.aces.edu) are seeking applications for theposition of Associate Dean for Extension and Assistant Director forAgriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Extension Programs.This 12-month administrative position will be located within theCOA at Auburn University and fits within the organizationalstructures of COA and ACES . The Associate Dean/Assistant Directorposition reports jointly to the COA Dean and the ACES AssociateDirector. The position is classified as a tenure-track ExtensionSpecialist with a COA and ACES administrative appointment. Thisposition is a five-year appointment, subject to review. TheAssociate Dean/Assistant Director will be a member of the COAadministrative team and a member of the ACES System Program Team tobring into alignment the programmatic visions and directions of theCOA and ACES .Responsibilities: The Associate Dean/Assistant Director providesvision and leadership in how Extension, research, academicprograms, and other allied programs develop synergy to enhancecollaborative research and evidence-based outcomes. The positionprovides coordination and leadership for Agriculture, Forestry, andNatural Resource Extension Programs carried out by ACES incollaboration with the COA, the School of Forestry and WildlifeSciences ( SFWS ), and Alabama A&M University. The position isresponsible for the coordination and integration of Extensionprograms that address timely issues in areas such as improving theproductivity, sustainability and profitability of the state’sdiverse agriculture and horticulture industries, promoting a safeand secure food supply, increasing environmental stewardship, anddeveloping informed consumers.. The Associate Dean/AssistantDirector will:• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with DepartmentHeads in the College, the SFWS Dean, ACES program units, and CountyExtension Offices;• Serve as a liaison between COA and ACES ;• Foster entrepreneurial approaches to engage faculty in thepursuit and procurement of revenue through grants, contracts, giftsand fees to expand programming;• Mentor new Extension Specialists in COA and SFWS for agriculture,forestry, and natural resource programming;• Provide input to Department Heads and SFWS Dean for theevaluation of Extension Specialists and professional staff withACES appointments;• Recommend changes to ensure constant improvement of Extensionprogramming.• Lead program needs assessment activities, priority program teamplan-of‐work development, delivery of transformational Extensionprograms, outcome evaluation and Impact reporting;• Be responsible for the recruitment, hiring, supervision,mentoring and performance assessment of Regional ExtensionAgents;• Provide leadership to assure program alignment with the annualplan‐of‐work and direction set by ACES, COA, and SFWS ;• Serve as the ACES representative to the Southern RegionAgriculture and Natural Resource Extension Program LeadersNetwork;• Provide leadership and guidance to priority program teamcoordinators and other team leaders;• Foster the use of emerging pedagogy and communicationtechnologies, including the appropriate media and social media, toengage new and diverse constituent audiences;• Build teamwork through communication with ACES and departmentalExtension Specialists, Regional Extension Agents, and others asappropriate.Minimum QualificationsQualifications:• An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in a fieldwithin agricultural sciences, forestry, natural resources orrelated field;• Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in leadership, as wellas development, delivery, and evaluation of Extension programs thatmeet the needs of a target audience and create measurable impacts;prior experience as a department head or chair is desired.• Strong working knowledge of current agricultural, forestry, andnatural resource management issues in the world, United States andAlabama;• A proactive vision of the future of Extension and the ability toeffectively communicate with information users on thesematters;• An outstanding performance record in previous employment and ademonstrated commitment to the Extension philosophy andmission;• Proven record in generation of revenue streams to supportapplied-research and/or Extension programming;• Demonstrated skills in interpersonal and written communicationand a proven ability to interact extremely effectively withfaculty, staff, administrators and external stakeholders;• Proven record of Extension leadership and scholarship to beeligible for tenure at the full professor rank in his/herappropriate academic unit in the College of Agriculture or Schoolof Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.• Commitment to Auburn University’s core values of excellence,diversity, global involvement, and accountability.The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to workin the United States at the time of appointment is scheduled tobegin and continue working legally for the proposed term ofemployment.Desired QualificationsSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsApplication Procedures: Applicants must submit the following in apdf file format: 1) letter of application; 2) a statement ofleadership vision for impactful 21st century Extension programs; 3)a complete curriculum vita; 4) names, addresses, phone numbers andemail addresses of five professional references; and 5) copy of alltranscripts showing degree(s) conferred. Apply online at:https://www.auemployment.com/postings/21725 .Only complete applications will be considered. The search willcontinue until the position is filled, but to ensure considerationfor the position, applicants are encouraged to apply by May 8,2021. Please email questions to Dr. Eve Brantley, search committeechair, at [email protected] .Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea andspace grant institutions with an enrollment of more than 30,000graduate and undergraduate students. The University is located inthe city of Auburn in east-central Alabama approximately 100 milessouthwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL and isabout 60 miles from the state capitol (Montgomery). Visitwww.auburn.edu for more information.ACES and Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employmentopportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex,religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protectedveteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, genderidentity, or any other classification protected by applicablelaw.Open DateClose DateOpen Until FilledYesReferences required for this position?YesIf yes, minimum number requested5Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).center_img * Please enter the specifics of the option you selectedabove:(Open Ended Question)last_img read more

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Four artist teams will present preliminary design concepts for an Art in State Buildings project

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The public is invited to attend a presentation by four artist/artist teams of preliminary concepts for a work of public art to be installed at the Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Lab in Randolph Center. The meeting will be held Wednesday, July 11 at 6 p.m. in Judd Hall at Vermont Technical College. During the meeting, the artists will present images, drawings, plans, or models as available.The project is part of the Vermont Art in State Buildings Program administered by the Vermont Arts Council in partnership with the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services.The four finalists are:Dan Snow, DummerstonOliver Schemm, Saxtons RiverHeather Ritchie/Ryan Mays, BarreJim Sardonis, RandolphThe finalists were chosen from a pool of 21 applicants. Following the public presentation, the Project Review Committee — made up of building employees, community members, and visual arts experts — will meet to determine which artist/team will be selected to create the final work.Those who plan to attend are encouraged to RSVP.  Judd Hall is physically accessible for visitors who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids and those who prefer not to use stairs. To RSVP or to ask questions regarding accessibility contact Michele Bailey by sending an email to [email protected](link sends e-mail) or by calling 802.828.3294. Voice and relay calls are welcome.The Art in State Buildings Program is a partnership between the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services. Funded by the Art in State Buildings Act, the program allows up to two capital construction projects be selected each year. For more information on the Art in State Buildings program or other public art projects, visit http://www.vermontartscouncil.org/grants-and-services/artists/art-in-state-buildings(link is external).The Vermont Arts Council envisions a state where everyone has access to the arts and creativity in their life, education, and community. Through its programs and services, the Council strives to increase public awareness of the positive role artists and arts organizations play in communities and to maximize opportunities for everyone to experience the arts. Since 1965, the Council has been the state’s primary provider of funding, advocacy, and information for the arts in Vermont. www.vermontartscouncil.org(link is external).Source: Vermont Arts Council July 3, 2018last_img read more

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SAL completes Horns Rev 3 shipments

first_imgTransition pieces measuring 32.27 m tall and weighing 530 tons (480.8 tonnes) were transported from fabrication yards in Aalborg, Denmark and Vlissingen, the Netherlands. Loaded on board the heavy lift vessel Lone, they were delivered to the Danish port of Esbjerg using a bespoke seafastening grillage and clamping system.A unique transition piece lifting tool was also designed to replace the usual crane hook for the lifting operations.According to Andrei Lupan, logistics manager at GeoSea, all the necessary structures were designed, manufactured, load tested, certified and delivered in time to guarantee a timely mobilisation.SAL Heavy Lift is a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) in Germany.sal-heavylift.comwww.deme-group.comwww.cargoequipmentexperts.comlast_img read more

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Researchers Replace RF Technology with Carbon Nanotubes to Boost Military Communications

first_imgThe University of Southern California (USC), under a project funded by the US army to boost 5G and mm-Wave technologies, has partnered with Carbonics Inc, a venture-backed startup working on the integration of carbon and silicon for superior wireless chip technology. The two will be developing a carbon nanotube technology that, for the first time, achieved speeds exceeding 100 GHz in radio frequency applications.The milestone eclipses the performance — and efficiency — of traditional RF-CMOS technology that is ubiquitous in modern consumer electronics including cell phones. According to Dr. Joe Qiu, the Program Manager, Solid State and Electromagnetics at the US Army Research Office, the milestone shows that carbon nanotubes, long thought to be a promising communications chip technology, can deliver. The next step now is scaling this technology, proving that it can work in high-volume manufacturing. Ultimately, this technology could help the Army meet its needs in communications, radar, electronic warfare and other sensing applications.The work, funded by ARO, an element of U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s (CCDC) Army Research Laboratory (ARL), is a part of a Small Business Technology Transfer Program. The program focuses on feasibility studies leading to prototype demonstration of technology for specific applications.For nearly two decades, researchers have theorized that carbon nanotubes would be well suited as a high-frequency transistor technology due to its unique one-dimensional electron transport characteristics. The engineering challenge has been to assemble the high-purity semiconducting nanotubes into densely aligned arrays and create a working device out of the nanomaterial. Carbonics and USC, successfully overcame this challenge. Projections based on scaling single carbon nanotube device metrics suggest the technology could ultimately far exceed the top-tier incumbent RF technology, Gallium Arsenide.Carbonics employs a deposition technology called ZEBRA that enables carbon nanotubes to be densely aligned and deposited onto a variety of chip substrates including silicon, silicon-on-insulator, quartz and flexible materials. This allows the technology to be directly integrated with traditional CMOS digital logic circuits, overcoming the typical problem of heterogeneous integration. According to Carbonics’ CEO Kos Galatsis, with this exciting accomplishment, it is the right time to leverage the CMOS-compatible technology for the 5G and mm-Wave defense communication markets. Carbonics is now engaged in licensing and technology transfer partnerships with industry participants, while it continues to advance this disruptive RF technology.In 2014, Carbonics spun-out from the joint center of UCLA-USC and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia called the Center of Excellence for Green Nanotechnologies. The research is based in part, on work funded by the Army more than 10 years ago at University of California Irvine. A graduate student who worked on that project for his doctoral thesis research, Dr. Christopher Rutherglen, is now Carbonics’ Chief Technology Officer.The CCDC Army Research Laboratory is an element of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command. As the Army’s corporate research laboratory, ARL discovers, innovates and transitions science and technology to ensure dominant strategic land power. Through collaboration across the command’s core technical competencies, CCDC leads in the discovery, development and delivery of the technology-based capabilities required to make US soldiers more effective in war fields. It is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Futures Command.Click here to view the research article.last_img read more

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Vanderbilt golf moves into 5th at NCAAs

first_imgGolf ball with shadowGolf ball with shadowVanderbilt roared up the leaderboard Saturday at the NCAA Championship at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.The Commodores shot a 4-under 284 to finish the second round in a tie for fifth at 9-over 285, after entering the day in 20th place. Southern Cal is leading at 2-under 574, the only team under par.Senior Hunter Stewart’s 3-under 69 led the way for Vanderbilt, which also counted a 71 from sophomore Matthias Schwab and a pair of even-par 72s from junior Carson Jacobs and freshman Theo Humphrey. Junior Zack Jaworski, who led the team on Friday with a 1-under 71, also posted a solid round with a 2-over 74.Stewart, the SEC’s Player of the Year and a finalist for the Jack Nicklaus Award, had only one bogey in his round.“This tournament is a marathon, and today was just another day of getting on this golf course and learning it,” coach Scott Limbaugh said. “This is a really hard golf course. I just felt that yesterday we came out in protection mode. It’s the first round of the NCAA Championship, so those things can happen. But, I really knew that the round Jaws played on Friday was big and I felt like we came out here today a little more aggressive and played more like Vanderbilt Golf.”Another round of stroke play continues Sunday, with the field cut to 15 teams and the top nine individuals not affiliated with those teams for Monday’s fourth and final round of stroke play.last_img read more

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