Open Rank Extension Educator - Water and Integrated
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nebraska Extension has an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Tekamah, NE in Burt County. This educator's primary responsibility is to develop and deliver educational programs and resources as an active participant in the Nebraska Cropping and Water Systems Team within a geographic area that includes Burt, Thurston, and Dakota Counties in northeast Nebraska. This educator is expected to collaborate closely with colleagues, state and federal agencies, industry representatives, and crop producers to deliver precision agriculture strategies related to resistance management based on the goals and objectives of the Cropping and Water Systems Team. The focus of this position will be rainfed and irrigated crop production systems for corn and soybeans. 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.
• Master's degree required and must be completed prior to the start date; Master's degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, or Agricultural Mechanization with emphasis on cropping and water systems.
• Successful experience teaching in a formal or informal setting.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web and social media).
• Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
• Working knowledge of and experience with the use of precision agriculture strategies to address resistance management issues in the control of weeds in corn, soybean, and other crops.
• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
• Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and programs.
• 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.
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.