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Lecturer in Agricultural Extension

Date Posted
19th January 2017
Reference
VAC-24795
Sector
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing, Education & Training
Job Type
Permanent
Location
St. Augustine
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the post of Lecturer in Agricultural Extension.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate must possess a PhD in Agricultural Extension or Extension Education with:

  • Experience in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate level in the areas of specialization
  • A record of research and publications in the field of extension and related areas in refereed international journals.
  • A sound record of work in the field of Agricultural Extension will be an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience of Caribbean extension services.
  • Knowledge of Agricultural Extension Systems worldwide.
  • Sound knowledge of the operations and management of Agricultural Extension programmes especially in the Caribbean
  • Familiarity with current; climate change, sustainable development issues, small island development states, issues.

 

 

Special Responsibilities

  • Must assist in the vision and leadership of the University’s Agricultural Extension programme
  • Must contribute significantly to teaching, research and curriculum development in Extension at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Conduct applied research in areas such as agricultural extension and other related fields.
  • Supervision of postgraduate student research leading to MSc./MPhil/PhD degrees.
  • Develop Caribbean Agricultural Extension Systems and Methodologies, and design modern Extension Programming approaches.
  • Contribute to outreach activities in the wider Caribbean.
  • Play an active role in the Caribbean Extension Providers Network (CAEPnet), including at the leadership levels.
  • Develop proposals for research funding.

 

Personal Attributes

  • Must have good command of English, good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The candidate is expected to be inspirational, dynamic and visionary, must work well with students and staff and must interact successful with farmers, other Extension clients, industry stakeholders.
  • Being a self-motivated person will be an advantage.
  • Be a team player, ability to work and collaborate with regional experts in field of Caribbean extension.

 

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