Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Extension Educator - Agricultural Systems Economist
University or Organization :
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
State or Territory :
Nebraska
Application Deadline :
Mar 01, 2017
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Keywords separated by commas :
Location :
North Platte and southeast Nebraska
Area, Department or Unit :
Agriculture Economics
Full/Part Time :
Full-time
Salary :
Negotiable
Start Date:
None Stated
Description:
Nebraska Extension and the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are seeking candidates for two 12-month, non-tenured Extension Educator positions to be located in West Central or Southeast Nebraska. They will be jointly supervised by the appropriate Research & Extension Director and the Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics.
The incumbents will be responsible for integrating economic analyses that strengthen farmers' and ranchers' strategic and profitability management and marketing decisions. They will be contributing members of an integrated team that will coordinate and teach agricultural systems economic programming in Nebraska locally and state-wide to: (a) Improve profitability and sustainability; (b) Enhance resiliency of livestock and cropping systems in response to cost and price variability; (c) Expand producer awareness and confidence in using risk and strategic management tools; and (d) Assist crop and livestock producers in applying financial management and marketing strategies that will enable them to improve their economic decision making. The incumbents will work with livestock/crop educators and specialists to assess the financial impact of a variety of crop/livestock production practices and strategies to optimize profitability and improve overall business success. They will also cooperate with multi-disciplinary researchers to develop applied production research, demonstration projects and provide the economic expertise to assess project profitability. Other responsibilities include developing grant proposals and soliciting external funding for partial or complete support of research-based programming, and to publish scholarly applied/translational research in scientific journals, extension publications, and popular press.
In addition to the above-described duties, the individuals 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.
Required Qualifications:
Masters degree in agricultural economics or closely related field. Masters degree must be completed by start date.
Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders in publications, websites, and oral presentations.
Training in economic theory, management principles, and quantitative methods and their application to applied problems.
Knowledge of the development and use of enterprise budgeting techniques, farm and ranch production recordkeeping and financial management systems.

Preferred Qualifications:
Familiarity with livestock and/or crop production systems in Nebraska.
Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting.
Record of educational programs for students and/or stakeholders focused on the economics of agricultural production.
Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
Exhibited ability to work in teams and provide leadership.
Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.

Review of applications will begin on 3/1/17. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online for each position for which they want to be considered at https://employment.unl.edu. (Requisition numbers: F_160250 for West Central and F_160251 for the Southeast). Click on the Apply for this Job button above or below; or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form.
You will be required to attach the following documents:
Cover letter
Resume.
List of three professional references.
Unofficial (or official) transcripts, or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade, must be attached to the online application (as Other), or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to blacken out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Position Category:
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
to carry out the functions
of this job? :
yes

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education level :
Masters degree in agricultural economics or closely related field. Masters degree must be completed by start date.
Years of experience :
Travel Requirements:
Some travel is required. Must meet driver standards according to UNL policy and have a valid driver's license.
Other Requirements:
Criminal history background check will be conducted.

LINKS

Application URL:
This is the link to the official application website.
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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
Jodi Mackin
Phone Number with Area Code :
402-469-0273
Application Instructions :
Review of applications will begin on 3/1/17. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online for each position for which they want to be considered at https://employment.unl.edu. (Requisition numbers: F_160250 for West Central and F_160251 for the Southeast). Click on the Apply for this Job button above or below; or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form.
You will be required to attach the following documents:
Cover letter
Resume.
List of three professional references.
Unofficial (or official) transcripts, or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade, must be attached to the online application (as Other), or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to blacken out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.