Inviting applications for two Statewide Extension Assistant Professor/Professor of Practice positions

Inviting applications for two Statewide Extension Assistant Professor/Professor of Practice positions Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) and Nebraska Extension is inviting applications for two Statewide Extension Assistant Professor/Professor of Practice positions in Animal Science.  These 12-month, non-tenure track positions will report to the Head of the Department of Animal Science and the Associate Dean of Nebraska Extension.  We are seeking innovative and dynamic individuals with leadership skills to build upon our nationally recognized programs in food animal science.  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in one of the largest cattle feeding states in the world, along with extensive cow-calf and backgrounding/stocker cattle production, expanding swine, dairy, and poultry industries, and the number one state in the U.S. for red meat production.  The state also benefits from a high concentration of allied industries and services including meat processors, grain processors and feed manufacturers, pharmaceutical and biological manufacturers, technology development and support, and world-class consultants in feedlot nutrition.  Existing and potential programs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offer opportunities for unique collaborations in the diverse aspects of food animal production.  We are looking for individuals who will lead dynamic and cutting-edge programming that builds relationships between the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and our food animal stakeholders, develops knowledge and leadership skills in our increasingly diverse undergraduate students, and excites students about career opportunities in food animal agriculture.

Collaborations of these positions within IANR and across the state will result in expected outcomes including, but not limited to: enhanced in-state, out-of-state, and transfer student enrollment and retention; greater diversity of undergraduate students; improved University of Nebraska and CASNR brand awareness; development of student career readiness skills including critical thinking, leadership, teamwork, confidence, and communication; enhanced hands-on and experiential learning opportunities; a greater number of relevant internship opportunities; highly effective 4-H Livestock programs that help youth develop key skills in food animal production; strengthen 4-H Extension Educator capacity to manage 4-H Livestock programs; adult 4-H leader development; enhanced relationships with potential students, parents, producers, livestock organizations, commodity groups, and meat processors in the state and region. These positions will assist with statewide livestock programs including planning, policy management, and coordination of the Nebraska State Fair, the Premier Animal Science Event (PASE), AKSARBEN, and other livestock events.  These two positions will be expected to collaborate to deliver science-based information to enhance understanding of the value of phenotype to sustainability of live animal and meat production in integrated food animal production systems.

A M.S. degree in animal science or a related field, with the degree completed by time of hire, and knowledge and experience in livestock management and animal husbandry are required. Experience teaching animal science related coursework, ability to effectively coach and enhance student success through livestock and meat evaluation activities, excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work in a diverse team atmosphere are required. For the Extension Assistant Professor position, experience in engaging youth in non-formal educational settings is also required. Candidates with a Ph.D. in animal science, meat science, food science, or closely related field with emphasis on beef or pork production, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and capability to develop innovative, effective methods of teaching undergraduate courses, previous experience as livestock evaluation and meat animal evaluation coach, and an ability to reach youth audiences through creative outreach efforts are preferred.

How to Apply: To view details of these positions and make application, go to Search for requisition number F_180196 for Extension Assistant Professor position or F_180197 for Assistant Professor or Practice position. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications to begin on 11/19/2018 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. 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

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