Do you have the drive to help us with critical issues facing the beef industry? Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused, comprehensive learning programs on topics such as integrating the current technologies in ruminant nutrition, beef genetics, and reproduction in beef operation and planning resiliency to drought in grass and forage-based beef systems? University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is an organization that values individuals who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators. As a member of the UNL Extension team you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.
We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located at Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, Nebraska and serving the geographic regions that includes the following counties in Nebraska: Butler, Saunders, Douglas, Sarpy, Seward, Lancaster, Cass, Otoe, Saline, Jefferson, Gage, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, and Richardson. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. The focus of this position will be Beef Systems with an emphasis on Ruminant Nutrition. This person will teach and coordinate Beef Systems programs regionally in a) improved profitability and sustainability; b) animal care to improve health, wellbeing, and product quality; c) enhanced resiliency of beef businesses; and d) expanded consumer and youth awareness of livestock systems and animal products.
Master’s degree required in animal science or closely related field, with an emphasis in ruminant nutrition or closely related field. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting.
Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web, and social media).
Experience in beef production similar to those found in Nebraska.
Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery.
Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.
Successful experience in teaching beef and grassland systems topics in a formal or non-formal setting.
Experience teaching beef producers or their advisors.
Demonstrated ability to network with the beef industry.
Review of applications will begin January 2, 2020. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_190224. Click “Apply for this job;” or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- List of three professional references
- Transcripts (official or unofficial) or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade. Transcripts must be attached to the online application (as “Other Document”), attached to an email and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to black out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: F_190224
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