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Extension Specialist- Fish Health, West Alabama School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences 


The School of Aquaculture, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (SFAAS) at Auburn University invites applications for a position at our Alabama Fish Farming Center (AFFC) in Greensboro, Alabama. It is a non-tenure-track, 12-month faculty position with the title Extension Specialist; however, responsibilities are 50% extension and 50% research. The primary extension responsibility will be disease diagnostic services for catfish farmers. The primary research responsibilities will be fish health questions of importance to the Alabama catfish industry. 


A PhD in an appropriate field or a DVM is required. Research experience with aquatic animals and two years of experience (staff, postdoctoral, or faculty) in diagnosis of fish diseases are also required. Experience in extension or outreach with fish farmers, a publication record in extension, and a publication record in aquatic animal research are desirable. The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, and organizational skills. They must also meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment. The successful candidate will interact with AFFC staff, members of the Southeastern Cooperative Fish Parasite and Disease Project (located in SFAAS), and other fish health and aquaculture specialists to develop a vibrant diagnostic program and relevant, extramurally funded, research program. 


Salary is negotiable, and start-up funds are available. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Cova Arias ( Application: Applicants must apply for the position electronically through: Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer

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