Open Rank Extension Educator – Water and Integrated Cropping Systems (Central NE)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Location: Clay Center and St. Paul, Nebraska
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
2 openings available.
Nebraska Extension has two excellent opportunities for full-time faculty positions located in Clay Center and St. Paul, NE. As active participants in the Nebraska Water and Integrated Cropping Systems (WICS) Team, the educators’ primary responsibility is to develop and deliver educational programs and resources within a geographic area. The educator in Clay Center will serve Clay, Fillmore, Nuckolls, and Thayer Counties. The educator in St. Paul will serve Howard, Sherman, Custer, Valley, Greeley, Wheeler, Garfield, Loup, and Blaine Counties. WICS educators are expected to collaborate closely with colleagues, state and federal agencies, industry representatives, and crop producers to deliver precision agriculture strategies related to issues in diverse cropping systems. The focus of these positions 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 Nebraska 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.
Employment-based permanent residency sponsorship is not available for this position now or in the future.
Review of applications will begin May 20, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and create an application, go to https://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_220069. Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job and anticipated contributions; 2) your curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three professional references. In addition, within the application, please complete the required supplemental question(s), one specifically about the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters. See https://ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement.
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Master’s degree required (completed prior to the start date) in Agronomy, Crop Science, Agricultural Mechanization, Agricultural 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.
Experience using precision agriculture strategies to address diverse cropping systems.
Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including securing grants and contracts, as well as cost recovery efforts.
Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
Experience in the development and implementation of social media communication and education, including managing websites, blogs, Facebook pages, and Twitter accounts for a professional organization.
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