Location: Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Time Line: Formal review of applications will begin December 10, 2013 and will continue until viable applicant pool is established. The anticipated start date for this position is May 15, 2014 or sooner, with specific start date negotiable.
Applications are invited for the position of Director of Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service. The Director will report to the Associate Vice President for Public Service and Agriculture. Background information about the position and the search process can be found at http://www.clemson.edu/extension/director-search/
Roles and Responsibilities
Basic Candidate Qualifications
Clemson University (http://www.clemson.edu/) is the Land-Grant University of South Carolina encompassing many academic disciplines with an enrollment of almost 20,000 students. Located in Clemson, South Carolina, Clemson University is an exciting research university at the center of the dynamic I-85 corridor between Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA. The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University Farms and experimental forestland devoted to teaching, research and Extension. A warm campus environment, great weather, and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural environment and large cities are a part of the Clemson Experience.
Clemson University’s Cooperative Extension Service (http://www.clemson.edu/extension/) engages citizens to improve economic development and quality of life by delivering research-based information in agriculture, natural resources, food safety and nutrition, economic and community development, and 4-H youth development. South Carolina Cooperative Extension is based at the state’s two land-grant institutions — Clemson University and South Carolina State University. Clemson Extension agents are located in all 46 counties and at the university's five Research and Education Centers. There are approximately 160 Extension employees with a $20 million budget.
Applications: Candidates for this position must include a curriculum vita, names of five references with contact information, an application letter expressing your interest in the position, your qualifications and vision for Extension. The deadline for receipt of the PDF application is November 30, 2013. The position will remain open until filled. Applications and information concerning this position should be directed to Mike Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.