Extension Instructor

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 013200 - Delta Research and Extension Center
Location: Stoneville, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Position Function:

This is a position in the Community Resource Development (CRD) Program area within the Mississippi State University Extension Service/Department of Agricultural Economics. The individual serving in this position will join the existing team of Community Resource Development faculty in designing and implementing a comprehensive statewide Extension education program addressing business, community, and economic development issues in Mississippi. This position is a 12-month, 100% Extension, faculty position headquartered at the Mississippi State University Delta Research and Extension Center, Stoneville, MS.

Salary Grade:  UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

The Delta Research and Extension Center is located in Stoneville, MS.

Area of Specialization:

Community Resource Development Program

Anticipated Appointment Date:

July 1, 2020

Tenure Track Status:

Non-tenure track 12-month position

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The instructor will build a strong and collaborative working relationship with state, area, and county-based Extension educators who are interested or engaged in rural health such as opioids or obesity. The instructor would also be expected to engage in business, community, and economic development programming.

Help coordinate, deliver and sustain a systematic training program that equips County Extension Directors, other Extension faculty and staff, and their partners with the knowledge base needed to deliver high-quality programming to various Extension audiences in the state. This includes preparing high-quality educational curricula and related resources that build on the training priorities of the CRD program. There would also be an expectation of underlying research to support Extension programming.
Establish and expand linkages with national, regional, state, and local agencies and organizations having an interest in and commitment to business development and community improvement activities in the state and region.
Review grant opportunities and assist in preparing proposals to secure extramural resources from entities within and outside the state that can be used to further advance the priority programming activities of the Extension CRD program. Act as the primary point of contact for sponsors of relevant programs and be able to maintain excellent relationships with sponsors.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a Doctorate degree in Economics or Agricultural Economics, Business Administration or closely related field. Good analytical skills, attention to detail, computer proficiency in the use of word processing programs, and an ability to effectively communicate and work with groups is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in designing, developing and formatting educational curricula is highly desirable, as well as experience in designing and using databases. A record of developing and delivering quality educational programs associated with business, community, or economic development-related subjects is also highly desirable.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach 1) curriculum vita; 2) academic transcripts; 3) cover letter including candidate's interest, qualifications, and vision for position; 4) three letters of reference, physical or digital to Dr. Steve Martin, Interim Head, Delta Research and Extension Center, P.O. Box 197, Stoneville, MS 38776, or

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with initial screening and interview arrangements to begin on April 30, 2020.

All transcripts prior to submission will need SSN redacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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