Position Summary

Salary and Other Benefits


Position Description

Do you have the drive to help make a positive difference in beef cattle production in Nebraska? Can you develop, deliver, and determine the impact of comprehensive programming that includes integrating current technologies in ruminant nutrition, beef genetics, and reproduction? Do you have experience in planning resiliency to drought into grass and forage-based beef systems? The 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 in Red Cloud, Nebraska. The focus of this position will be Beef Systems with an emphasis in Range, Pasture and Grazing Systems; Ruminant Nutrition; or Beef Cattle Reproduction. This position will be an active participant in the Nebraska Integrated Beef Systems Team within a geographic area that includes Webster, Kearney, Adams, Franklin, Clay, Fillmore, Nuckolls, and Thayer counties located in southcentral Nebraska. We are seeking individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment.

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 in animal science or agronomy with an emphasis in Pasture, Range, Forage and Grazing Systems; Ruminant Nutrition; Beef Cattle Reproduction; or closely related field. Master’s degree must be completed by start date. • Successful experience teaching beef and grassland systems topics in a formal or non-formal setting. • Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web, and social media). • Experience in beef systems – integrating livestock with pasture/range, forages, crop residues.

Preferred Qualifications

• 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.

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?


Contact Name

Jodi Mackin

Contact Email


Contact Phone


Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin November 3, 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_210044. 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 redact your social security number before sending or uploading 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.