The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM) at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM) invites applications for an 11-month, non-tenure-track faculty position in climate change management, with 75% extension and 25% research responsibilities in the area of climate change mitigation and adaptation for agroforestry, specialty crop production, and food security in Hawai‘i. This position is vital to NREM's strategic vision of building leadership in ‘aina momona (abundant and flourishing social-ecological systems), and revitalizing and reconnecting ecosystems and communities locally and globally. In addition, this position is designed to provide critical, state-wide support to agricultural producers and land stewards in the context of climate change management to meet the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) strategic priorities in vibrant tropical and Pacific Island agriculture and food security, ecosystem health, and resilient and thriving community health.
We seek candidates with strong potential to develop an effective, integrated extension and research program in community-focused technical assistance in climate change capacity building with a focus on diversified smallholder agricultural and/or Native Hawaiian serving organizations. Critically, this position will serve as a nexus to better connect NREM and CTAHR with the wide array of existing USDA programs in the Pacific Island Region to increase collaborations between USDA and NREM/CTAHR/UHM to meet the current and future climate change needs of the agricultural and place-based organizations working in agroforestry and food security throughout the state. The ideal candidate would have experience in building an integrated extension and research program, providing technical assistance in climate change mitigation and adaptation, agroforestry, specialty crop production, and/or food security, and building partnerships with local communities. Target focal areas in the statewide Hawai‘i community include diversified smallholder agricultural producers and Native Hawaiian ‘aina momona-based non-profit organizations.
More details: https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/3932823-0/assistant-extension-specialist-85379t
Inquiries: Dr. Creighton M. Litton; [log in to unmask]