Open Rank Extension Educator - Water and Integrated Cropping Systems #F_220192

University of Nebraska-Lincoln   Lincoln, NE   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 15, 2023
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Open Rank Extension Educator - Water and Integrated
Cropping Systems
(Lancaster County)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska Extension has an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Lincoln, 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 of Lancaster, Cass, and Otoe 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 agronomic and management issues in crop management. The focus of the position will contribute to the goals and objectives of the WICS Team.

Recognizing that diversity 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 diversity. Consistent with the University's N2025 Strategic Plan, every person and every interaction are treated as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission.

Required Qualifications
• Master's degree required (completed prior to the start date) in Agronomy, Crop Science, Plant Sciences, or a closely related field.
• Field experience in production agriculture with an emphasis on cropping systems.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience using precision agriculture strategies to address diverse cropping systems; additional experience with cover crop or forage management and working with absentee landowners.
• Successful experience 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.

This position is not eligible for employment-based permanent residency sponsorship. UNL may be able to sponsor temporary work authorizations (e.g., H-1B) for the successful candidate.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants 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 https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.