Position Announcement: Faculty Specialist, Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of MarylandThe University of Maryland’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics seeks a highly motivated individual to provide legal analysis and develop extension programs for farmers, lawyers, and other agriculture professionals, on legal policy issues of importance to agriculture and natural resources in Maryland, Delaware, and the Mid-Atlantic region. Funding is secured on an annual basis, so reappointment is dependent on continued funding and satisfactory job performance.
•Provide legal analysis to the University of Maryland and University of Delaware by developing policy-oriented extension programs on legal issues of importance and emerging legal issues to agriculture, natural resources, food, and environmental in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region.
•Work with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics on research collaborations with faculty as well as graduate students.
•Work with Agriculture Law Education Initiative faculty and staff on extension and research collaborations.
•Work with University of Delaware faculty and staff on extension and research collaborations.
•Explore and utilize additional dissemination techniques including short online videos, webinars, and, social media (including but not limited to blog posting, Facebook, and Twitter).
•Occasional night and weekend travel and work is required.
•Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
The Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) is a collaboration of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB); the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP); and the School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). ALEI is an initiative of the University of Maryland: MPowering the State, a strategic alliance between UMB and UMCP created in 2012 to significantly expand research, business development, and student opportunities at both universities.
For more information and to apply, visit the University of Maryland Human Resources website.