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Faculty Specialist

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: F0004712
Title: Faculty Specialist
Functional Title: Faculty Specialist
Position Number: 121265
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.0
Unit: AGNR-Agricultural & Resource Economics
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

J.D. degree.
Excellent writing and oral presentation skills. Able to communicate with a variety of audiences, including those without legal knowledge.
One year of experience in agricultural or natural resources law education/extension outreach.


Knowledge of agricultural and natural resources law, in either Maryland or state with similar issues, examples would include water law, natural resource law, alternative energy issues, livestock issues, and/or specialty crop issues that impact agriculture.
Recent graduate to 2 years’ experience preferred.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Please upload your CV, cover letter, unofficial transcripts for all degrees earned, a writing sample, and two professional letters of recommendation. Applications without all of these items will not be reviewed.

Posting Date: 02/10/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date 02/24/2017
Physical Demands


Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample 1
  4. Unofficial Transcript
  5. Reference Letter 1
  6. Reference Letter 2
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • UMD Job Site
    • Personal Referral
    • Washington Post
    • Baltimore Sun
    • Local Publication
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • INDEED
    • HERC
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Diverse Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • Other
    • SimplyHired
    • CareerBliss
    • Job Fairs
    • Monster.Com
  2. * Do you have a JD Degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience in agriculture or extension outreach?
    • Yes
    • No