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Assistant Extension Specialist in Climate Change Resiliency

Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
New Brunswick, New Jersey on the G.H Cook Campus
Commensurate With Experience
Posted Date
Jan 13, 2023

The Department of Environmental Sciences (DES) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Extension Specialist in Climate Change Resiliency. A faculty member is sought who performs research and extension outreach related to climate and weather, climate change and climate change impacts, adaptation, and resiliency. Areas of interest are climatic effects on urban infrastructure and environmental justice communities, agriculture, and coastal challenges, and related topics relevant to New Jersey. The successful expected to (1) develop an innovative, externally-funded, and nationally recognized extension and research program as part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), (2) engage in robust community outreach with diverse stakeholders from urban to suburban to agricultural clientele, with an emphasis on equitable solutions to climate change, through the NJAES system, (3) serve as the Assistant NJ State Climatologist, (4) teach courses in the undergraduate Meteorology and graduate Atmospheric Science academic programs in the Department of Environmental Sciences, (5) supervise student weather observers and (6) perform service to the department, NJAES, SEBS, university and state. 

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred candidates will have a B.S. in a science or engineering discipline and a Ph.D. in atmospheric or climate science; or related science/engineering disciplines, and have demonstrated the ability to conduct research, engage in grantsmanship, perform outreach, teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and to mentor students.

Required Documents

Interested candidates should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research interests, (4) statement of extension interests [please upload under #4 “Other Document”], (5) statement of teaching philosophy/experience and (6) statement of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) that outlines the candidate’s past efforts and future commitment to DEI as a faculty member (see Rutgers diversity initiatives at (; and (7) names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on January 30, 2023, and continue until filled, with an intended position start date of September 1, 2023.

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Terms and Conditions of Appointment

All offers are contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment background screenings. Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment unless the university has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption.


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