Assistant Extension Specialist in Climate Change Resiliency - Rutgers University

Post Date: 2/07/2023
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: Rutgers University
Position/Title/Fund: Assistant Extension Specialist in Climate Change Resiliency - Full-time
Deadline: Open until filled
Location: New Brunswick, NJ

The Department of Environmental Sciences (DES) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ invites applications for a 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.

Rutgers-New Brunswick hosts one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. Our institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), including our priority of diversifying our faculty ranks, is outlined in the Rutgers DEI strategic plan ( We especially encourage applications from backgrounds underrepresented in science and engineering including Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ scientists or engineer

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research interests, (4) statement of extension interests, (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