|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:12:58 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... Job opportunity at Cornell University Director - Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture Senior Extension Associate College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Cornell University Summary The Director of the Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture at Cornell University will provide critically important leadership that will help to facilitate, coordinate and enhance climate change research and outreach related to agriculture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). With climate change impacts already occurring and expected to intensify in coming years the Institute will play an increasing role in leading/facilitating initiatives related to the impacts of climate change on agriculture, development and delivery of decision-making tools for producers, collaborations among research, extension and stakeholder communities, and communication and outreach. Cornell’s capacity to contribute to the challenges and opportunities posed to agriculture by climate change is extensive and includes programs in plant breeding, biological and environmental engineering, animal science, horticulture, soil science, pest management, communication, economics, and earth and atmospheric sciences. The Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture will raise the profile of Cornell’s contributions and thereby become a point of contact for current information of crucial importance to the agricultural community and related stakeholders. As such, the Institute will also position Cornell for additional funding in support of research and outreach. The Director, with support and guidance from the Institute’s advisory committee, will prioritize and manage a multitude of opportunities and challenges available to the Institute. This position requires a high degree of critical thinking skills, a proven track record of forming successful relationships with government agencies, NGO’s, stakeholders groups, members of the agricultural community, and credibility with faculty to support and/or manage projects central to the core mission. Qualifications M.S., (Ph.D. preferred) in agriculture, natural/social sciences, atmospheric sciences or related field with experience in multidisciplinary programs, as well as leadership/facilitation skills applicable to an academic setting. Broad knowledge of agriculture and climate change issues and a demonstrated ability to effectively interact and communicate with academics, extension personnel, and government entities is required. An ability to synthesize and translate research results, excellent meeting facilitation and writing skills and the ability to lead and/or collaborate on funding initiatives to public and private entities will be critical. Collaborations will include those within Cornell as well as across institutions to facilitate multi-institution funding opportunities. The Director must be able to work independently and have strong interpersonal skills and utilize a team-oriented approach. Successful candidate must be able to demonstrate leadership skills and function in a managerial capacity. To apply: Send letter of application and CV/resume as a single PDF to Bonnie Ferguson at <CUAESinfo@cornell.edu>. Applications will be reviewed as received, continuing until a suitable applicant is identified. For information about climate change research and outreach at Cornell see <www.climatechange.cornell.edu>; <www.nrcc.cornell.edu> Cornell University is a community of scholars, known for intellectual rigor and engaged in deep and broad research, teaching tomorrow's thought leaders to think otherwise, care for others, and create and dissseminate knowledge with a public purpose. Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator. To apply for the Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture’s Director position at Cornell University, please use the following link: <https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=309009&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.UD9eIWcoPWc.mailto>
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