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Beef 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_160227 . 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 Ridgeway via email dridgway@gpvec.unl.edu . Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Beef Systems Veterinarian
Department/College/Unit Vet & Biomedical Sciences-0845
Requisition Number F_160227
Posting Open Date 10/07/2016
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)
11/30/2016
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

The Beef 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 primary focus of this position, located at the UNL West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, Nebraska, is to develop and deliver a high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized extension and research program that contributes to the viability of the beef industry in Nebraska by promoting the health, well-being and productivity of beef cattle.

The incumbent in this tenure-leading position will work in collaboration with members of the UNL veterinary extension group as well as faculty at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and other IANR faculty. Incumbent will conduct research and provide extension programming leadership in preventative veterinary medicine and animal health in beef production systems focusing on cow/calf and yearling operations. This work will involve designing innovative systems to assess risks, improve health and well-being in animal populations, address issues of compromised animal health and productivity, and management of environmental and production stress in the context of beef production systems. Programs will be delivered by establishing effective disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations including effective integration with extension issue teams and research groups, and with allied industries, veterinarians, and beef producers/managers serving clientele in the West Central Research and Extension Center geographical region with a strong connection to the statewide beef systems effort.

This individual is expected to lead and/or contribute to both UNL based and on-farm/ranch-based research and extension projects. Other responsibilities will be to effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research/extension activities; mentor graduate students; publish in high-quality, high-impact scientific journals; participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities; and translate research-based information into learner-centered products. These expectations include creating scholarly, innovative, and high impact learning programs and tools; identifying issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and emerging regional and national issues.

ncumbent is expected to contribute as an effective scholar and citizen of a land-grant institution, to the integrated mission of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the West Central Research and Extension Center, including supporting student recruitment and the IANR science literacy initiative.

As an integral member of the interdisciplinary Beef Systems team, the individual will work with animal scientists, agronomists, agricultural economists, veterinarians (including the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab) and other IANR faculty to conduct research and deliver extension programming to enhance the efficiency and profitability of beef production systems in Nebraska.

As appropriate to the appointment, the incumbent will: develop a high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized research, extension, and/or teaching program in beef systems; 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.

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 Yes
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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_160227 . 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 Ridgeway via email dridgway@gpvec.unl.edu . Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Deb Ridgway
GPVEC Office Associate
402-762-4500
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. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
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