Lecturer in Agricultural and Extension Education

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 04 Dec 2022

FACULTY OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION

LECTURER IN AGRICULTURAL AND EXTENSION EDUCATION

Qualifications and Experience 

The successful candidate must possess a PhD from a recognized university, which should be in Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Extension & Education or a closely related field. 

Candidates should also possess:

  • Training in Communications and Programme Development
  • Ideally at least three (3) years’ teaching experience at a recognized tertiary institution
  • Experience in teaching courses related to Agricultural Extension and Agricultural, Food and/or Agribusiness Extension methodologies
  • Good record of research and publications in reputable, peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience in the transfer of agricultural, food or agribusiness technologies to key stakeholders at the community or national level
  • Experience in field engagement with farmers, fishers or other key workers in the food sector
  • Evidence of prior success in the planning of extension training programmes 

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • BSc in Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Agribusiness Management or a closely related field
  • Training n ICTs for Extension and Online Teaching
  • Experience in teaching courses at the postgraduate level
  • Experience in successful supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Experience working with government agriculture ministries, private agriculture, nutrition and business firms, agricultural producer groups and agricultural education or business stakeholders
  • Prior experience in extension and multi-disciplinary programme development
  • Teaching experience in Communications and Programme Development
  • Experience and prior success in extension in the food sector
  • Proficiency in the analysis of extension data at the national or regional level using qualitative and quantitative analytical tools 

The following would be considered assets:

  • Training in at least one (1) of the following areas:
  • Nutrition Extension
  • Agribusiness Extension
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • A good track record of developing thematic research programmes and history of attracting research funding
  • Experience in applying research findings to satisfy industry needs
  • Experience in teaching courses in at least one (1) of the following areas:
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Nutrition Education
  • Experience in revision of existing curriculum or development of new curriculum to keep abreast of development and innovation in the area of expertise
  • Proficiency in both face-to-face and online teaching

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Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 2022 December 04


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