Cornell University, New York Sea Grant

Position ID:Cornell-NYSSeaGrant-AQUACULTURE [#22395, WDR-00033010]
Position Title: New York Aquaculture Specialist (New York Sea Grant); Stony Brook, New York
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Stony Brook, New York 11790, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Aquaculture
Natural Resources / Natural Resources
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Appl Deadline:2022/09/25 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2022/08/18, finished 2023/01/20, listed until 2022/09/25)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

New York Aquaculture Specialist 
Extension Associate 
New York Sea Grant 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) 
Cornell University 
 Stony Brook, New York 

Who We Are 

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second-largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical, and economic well-being. 

New York Sea Grant is a cooperative program between the State University of New York and Cornell University. Established in 1971, Sea Grant implements educational problem-solving programs for coastal resource users, businesses, and agencies. Sea Grant supports research and provides extension education to coastal resource agencies, users, businesses, and residents and is patterned after the land-grand concept; programs include coastal zone management, tourism and small business development, coastal environmental quality, and seafood processing. 

What You Will Do 

You will serve as a primary resource on Aquaculture science, technology, business, and economics. Provide extension programming related to all forms of aquaculture. Develop extension, outreach, and educational materials and training programs to support a vibrant and sustainable aquaculture industry and related research agenda for New York State. Additionally, develop, implement, and evaluate a stakeholder engagement process for identifying the status, constraints, and opportunities for aquaculture in New York. You will be responsible for integrating Sea Grant Extension and University aquaculture programming initiatives in a statewide, regional, and/or national context. The job duties include: 
  • Developing, disseminating, and applying sound scientific, technical, and related research knowledge to support sustainable aquaculture. 
  • Planning and conducting extension education programs related to aquaculture and developing significant new subject matter materials such as curricula and extension education publications. 
  • Developing networks of volunteers and/or public/private professionals (experts) to assist in educational program development. 
  • Providing leadership for the design, execution, and analysis of extension/outreach program evaluations. 
  • Actively pursuing outside grants and contracts.
This position is full-time and will be located in Stony Brook, New York.  There is the opportunity to work remotely within New York State two days a week; an on-site presence in Stony Brook is required three days a week.

This is a two-year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.

What We Need

We are looking for an individual who excels at building relationships with multiple stakeholders, such as environmental groups, fishers, and aquaculture businesses. We need someone who is self-motivated and has strong customer service skills with a focus on excellence. Additionally, we need someone who has:
  • Master’s degree in Aquaculture, Agricultural Economics, Business, or other related fields.
  • 2+ years of experience working with outreach or similar public education program.
  • Knowledge of principles, theory, research, extension methods, and educational materials in the subject matter field related to aquaculture.
  • Advanced computer skills and the ability to use computer and long-distance education technologies in this area of extension programming expertise.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop K-12 and/or adult education programs.
  • Define, conduct, and interpret original applied research and/or demonstration projects.
  • Lead and effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, various stakeholders (e.g., fishers, shipping interests, non-consumptive recreation users, etc.), community and professional leaders, and targeted audiences.
  • Communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels.
  • Ability to work effectively independently or within groups.
  • Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position and have reliable transportation, as well as have and maintain a valid and unrestricted New York State driver’s license.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience engaging with diverse communities etc.
  • Experience using long-distance education technologies in extension or outreach.
Rewards and Benefits

We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
  • Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, generous retirement contributions, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and more.
  • Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, and an end of the year winter break from December 25 - January 1.
  • Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, tuition aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
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To apply:

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Qualified candidates should submit a short cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion via the website. 

Applications must be submitted by September 25, 2022.

For a full position description, go to or contact Pat Hoyt ( or 607-255-2832).

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
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New York Sea Grant
112 Rice Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853