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Program Extension Agent I-III, Bay County
The UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Program Extension Agent will plan, develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive marine and natural resource extension and education programs. Programs will emphasize marine recreational and commercial fisheries and associated industries such as boating, marinas, and other fishing-related businesses. Bay County is located on the Gulf of Mexico, in the heart of Florida’s Northwest. Panama City, the county seat and the principle city in Bay County, is located 98 miles southwest of Tallahassee.
The agent is expected to conduct extension activities working with the private sector that support both economic growth and environmental sustainability such as educational programs associated with artificial reefs, marine resource and water quality, adult and youth educational programs related to fishing and fishing habitats, and issues related to coastal preparedness, climate variability, and sea level rise. Educational programs will be delivered using various approaches such as workshops, conferences, publications, and electronic media.
Duties may also include regional fishery activities. The agent will develop and use an advisory committee to provide local guidance ensuring that the agent develops and implements a highly relevant program with a high level of stakeholder engagement and collaboration with agencies, Bay County, and other partners in order to respond effectively and efficiently to priority coastal issues. The agent will accept other duties as assigned or determined to be relevant to marine extension education programs by the Bay County Extension Director and the District Extension Director and will also be expected to contribute to priority statewide initiatives.
To learn more and apply, go to: https://jobs.ufl.edu. Search Requisition No. 0903016. The position closes May 31, 2013.
Assistant Professor, Seafood Specialist for Extension Services and Research
This is a 12-month, tenure-accruing position that will be 70% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service) and 30% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) available in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida.
This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. Duties will include extension services and research addressing technical aspects of seafood and aquaculture product safety, quality and nutrition in both domestic and international commerce, as well as stakeholder interests in commerce and regulation from production and processing through food service and retail sectors. The intent is to maintain the productivity and reputation of the established seafood technology program currently shared by the FSHN Department and the Florida Sea Grant College Program working cooperatively across departments, universities and related programs locally, nationally, and internationally. The common link is seafood commerce and consumption in Florida. Tenure will accrue in FSHN.
Qualifications: An earned doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Food Science and Technology with a focus on seafood or a closely related discipline is required. Postdoctoral experience is desirable.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to:
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
University of Florida Food Science and Human Nutrition Department
PO Box 110370
Gainesville, FL 32611-0370
Phone: 352-392-1991, ext 205
Please refer to Requisition #0902031
To learn more and apply, go to: https://jobs.ufl.edu. Search Requisition No. 0902031. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.