Position Summary

Salary and Other Benefits

Negotiable

Position Description

Nebraska Extension has an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Grant, NE in Perkins County. This educator’s primary responsibility is to develop and deliver educational programs and resources as an active participant in the Nebraska Water and Integrated Cropping Systems (WICS) Team within a geographic area that includes Perkins, Chase, and Dundy Counties in Nebraska. This educator will be stationed at the Stumpf International Wheat Center and is expected to collaborate closely with colleagues, state and federal agencies, industry representatives, and crop producers to deliver precision agriculture strategies to address agronomic and management issues in wheat and other dryland and irrigated crops based on the goals and objectives of the WICS Team. The focus of this position will contribute to the goals and objectives of the WICS Team. 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 Extension 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 individuals from underrepresented groups.

Required Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree required (completed prior to the start date) in Agronomy, Crop Science, Agricultural Mechanization, Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering or closely related field.

·         Field experience in production agriculture with emphasis in cropping systems.

·         Experience working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Experience using precision agriculture strategies to address agronomic and management issues in wheat and other dryland and irrigated crops.

·         Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.

·         Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.

·         Successful experience teaching in a formal or informal setting.

·         Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.

·         Experience in the development and implementation of social media communication and education, including managing website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter accounts for a professional organization.

Review of applications will begin May 6, 2021. 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_210039. 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
– Resume
– 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”) or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu. Please make sure to redact 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.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree required (completed prior to the start date) in Agronomy, Crop Science, Agricultural Mechanization, Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering or closely related field. • Field experience in production agriculture with emphasis in cropping systems. • Experience working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience using precision agriculture strategies to address agronomic and management issues in wheat and other dryland and irrigated crops. • Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts. • Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities. • Successful experience teaching in a formal or informal setting. • Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming. • Experience in the development and implementation of social media communication and education, including managing website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter accounts for a professional organization.

Other Requirements

Criminal history background check will be conducted.

Travel Requirements

Some travel is required. Must meet driver standards according to UNL policy and have a valid driver’s license.

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?

yes

Contact Name

Jodi Mackin

Contact Email

jmackin1@unl.edu

Contact Phone

402-469-0273

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin May 6, 2021. 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_210039. 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 - Resume - 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”) or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu. Please make sure to redact your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

Equal Employer Statement(s)

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.