The College of Agricultural Sciences Extension Office is seeking an Extension Educator. This position will provide an essential link between academic and extension activities related to the beekeeping industry and for industries relying on pollination services. The candidate must possess in-depth knowledge of honey bee management, varroa mite treatments mitigation of other pests and pathogens; organic beekeeping management practices; protecting honey bee colonies from bears and other predators; and optimal feeding strategies for honey bees. Typically requires a Master’s Degree or higher; Ph.D. or D.Ed. preferred plus seven years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
As an integral member of the Extension Horticulture Team, the position will liaise closely with Pennsylvania beekeeping and horticultural associations to develop educational programs and engage in applied research projects. The candidate must possess in-depth knowledge of honey bee management, varroa mite and honeybee pathogen mitigation; organic beekeeping management practices; and optimal feeding strategies for honey bees. The candidate is expected to collaborate with university specialists on applied research projects and must demonstrate the ability to understand, accurately critique, and interpret results of scientific publications for distribution to beekeeping and crop-producing industries.
This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. The location of this position will be determined based on the successful candidate and the work will primarily be performed on-site. Travel or remote working may be requested as needed.
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