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Beef Finishing Systems Veterinarian

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To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu Search for position #F_160193. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references or arrange to have reference letters sent to: Deb Ridgway at dridgway@gpvec.unl.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. The University of Nebraska‐Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work‐life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Beef Finishing Systems Veterinarian
Department/College/Unit Vet & Biomedical Sciences-0845
Requisition Number F_160193
Posting Open Date 08/31/2016
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)
11/01/2016
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

The Finishing Systems Veterinarian will contribute to the integrated (extension, research, and teaching) land-grant mission of the home unit and the IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.

The incumbent in this tenure-leading position in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (SVMBS), located at the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center (GPVEC), Clay Center, Nebraska, will be responsible for developing and delivering a high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized program, comprised of teaching, extension and research, with focus on the finishing phase of beef cattle production systems, including weaning to feedlot transition. The incumbent will contribute to the success of the beef industry in Nebraska by promoting the health, well-being and productivity of beef cattle in the integrated, multifaceted enterprises that make up beef systems. Design and implementation of innovative preventive health strategies that enhance beef production, stewardship of resources, and target safe, high quality food production is expected.

The individual in this position will be a team player with opportunity to develop strong collaborative relationships with SVMBS faculty and other UNL faculty statewide, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center researchers and personnel, practicing veterinarians, the beef industry in Nebraska and nationally, and persons at other institutions. Experience and understanding of feedlot operations and cattle health is a primary expectation, but equally important is the individual’s understanding of how feeding and finishing phases of beef production influence and are impacted by beef systems throughout the beef production cycle.

Extension responsibilities include leadership and active involvement in UNL extension programming issues teams, various methods to achieve life-long learning for veterinarians, beef industry and other stakeholders, as well as development of close associations with veterinary and beef industry organizations. Priority will be given to GPVEC continuing education efforts, providing leadership in development and teaching of appropriate subject matter.

Research responsibilities include collaborative and potentially leadership roles focused on issues relevant to the beef industry. It is expected that research related to finishing systems will receive highest priority. The incumbent will have flexibility to develop or be involved in impactful projects of interest.

As appropriate to the appointment, the incumbent will: develop a high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized research, extension, and/or teaching program in the finishing phase of beef cattle production systems, including weaning to feedlot transition; seek and establish effective disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations including effective integration with research groups, extension action teams, and/or educational programming; connect with stakeholders, agency, and/or industry partners to strengthen research, extension, and/or educational programming; effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research, extension, and/or teaching activities; mentor graduate students; publish in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities; and, translate research-based information into learner-centered products. This includes: creating scholarly, innovative, and high impact learning programs and tools; identifying issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and emerging regional and national issues with international relevance; measuring the impact of your programs and communicating results to administrators, stakeholders, users, and media; and, mentoring colleagues through professional development, translational research, grants, and professional writing.

The incumbent will be expected to average .5 FTE as determined by the CASNR Academic Appointment Guidelines, and teaching responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, curriculum development and education of professional veterinary students enrolled in GPVEC clinical courses. This will encompass feedlot focused clinical electives, instruction of other 3rd and 4th year students in contractual or other arrangements, as well as development and teaching of undergraduate and graduate level lectures and courses that may be offered.

The incumbent is expected to contribute as an effective scholar and citizen of a land-grant institution, to the integrated mission of the SVMBS and GPVEC, including supporting student recruitment, and the IANR science literacy initiative.

In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and or university level.

Minimum Required Qualifications

DVM degree from an AVMA COE accredited institution. Eligibility for licensure in the state of NE. Advanced degree (MS or equivalent) training in beef production systems, cattle health or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD and/or board certification in related field

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check Required No
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How to Apply

To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu Search for position #F_160193. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references or arrange to have reference letters sent to: Deb Ridgway at dridgway@gpvec.unl.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
The University of Nebraska‐Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work‐life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Deb Ridgway at dridgway@gpvec.unl.edu

Job Category
Job Category (old) Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading
Job Type Full-Time
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. List of References
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