The position of Extension Educator – Animal Manure Management is being filled at the University of Nebraska in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The successful candidate will be a member of the statewide Water and Integrated Cropping Systems Team, and will provide leadership and develop focused and comprehensive educational programs in animal manure management strategies in rainfed and irrigated agriculture to derive benefits from manure and minimize environmental impacts. This educator will collaborate closely with colleagues, state and federal agencies, agricultural organizations, industry personnel, and animal producers to coordinate and deliver land application certification training required by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy. The Educator will also develop and conduct demonstrations and deliver animal manure management education information statewide based on the goals and objectives of the Water and Integrated Cropping Systems 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.
Review of applications will begin March 5, 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_210005. 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
- 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”) and attached to an email and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to black out 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.
Master’s degree required and must be completed prior to the start date; one degree in Animal Science, Agronomy, Crop Science, Agricultural Mechanization, Agricultural/Biological Engineering, or closely related discipline, with emphasis on nutrient management strategies for crop production systems.
Experience employing current digital management strategies and technologies for animal production.
Working knowledge of and experience with the use of precision agriculture strategies utilized in animal manure management.
Experience teaching in a formal or informal setting.
Ability to effectively communicate technical and non-technical information (e.g., publications, presentations, web, and social media).
Experience working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by academic, career, and/or community activities.
Leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in academic, career, and/or community activities.
Experience in the development and implementation of traditional and innovative program delivery methods (e.g., websites, blogs, Facebook, and Twitter, Pinterest, or other media platforms).