The Department of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) is seeking applications for a Feedlot Extension Specialist and Instructor Ruminant Nutrition position at the rank of Extension Assistant Professor. This 12-month (calendar year), non-tenure track appointment will create and deliver world-class learning experiences focused on beef feedlot nutrition and management. The apportionment is 30% teaching and 70% extension. This position will be located in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Specific duties for this position are:
Extension Focus (70%)This Beef Focused Extension Assistant Professor will contribute to the integrated extension and teaching land-grant mission of IANR as an effective scholar and citizen. Nebraska Extension is an organization that values excellence and as a member of the Nebraska Extension team, you are expected to create and deliver world-class learning experiences focused on beef feedlot nutrition and management. The individual in the position will deliver relevant education and problem-solving targeted at feedlot owners, managers, consultants, and allied industry. This position will organize the beef feedlot extension team, coordinate feedlot roundtables, contribute to BeefWatch newsletter and other social media opportunities.
1. Engage in a collaborative-learning environment with the beef community in Nebraska to encourage the adoption of research-based information when making decisions that impact beef production.
2. Be part of Beef Interest Group, composed of educators and specialists that focuses on current and future needs of the beef industry that results in efficient and responsible beef production systems.
3. Use innovative strategies and innovative technologies to design, develop, deliver, and evaluate programs for robust statewide beef feedlot extension education programming.
4. Deliver beef educational programming statewide.
5. Work in a multi-disciplinary team environment with extension professionals and other partners to translate and teach the latest research-based information.
6. Partner with research faculty to engage in action research that can be applied to educational programming.
Nebraska Extension strives to ensure that innovative programming, translational research, and learning opportunities promote equity and inclusion.
Teaching Focus (30%)Responsible for teaching ASCI 457, Beef Feedlot Management; ASCI 490A, Feedlot Internship Program; and teaching assignments for ASCI 820, Feedlot Nutrition, and other teaching duties as requested.
In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Animal Science are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of qualified individuals from underrepresented groups.
A Ph.D. in Animal Science, expertise in ruminant nutrition, and familiarity with beef feedlot production in Nebraska and the U.S. are required.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience, training, and/or working knowledge of the beef feedlot industry in Nebraska and the U.S.; strong evidence of teaching experience and ability to teach feedlot management; excellent written and verbal communication skills; experience and/or training in developing extension programming; and evidence of collaboration and working on collaborative teams.
Review of applications will begin April 5, 2022 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and create an application, go to https://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_220037. Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, anticipated contributions, and the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (2 page maximum; see https://ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement); 2) your curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three professional references.
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 https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination