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Beef Nutritionist - Range Production Systems

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Beef Nutritionist - Range Production Systems
Department Animal Science-0830
Requisition Number F_170015
Posting Open Date 02/21/2017
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 03/31/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

The Beef Nutritionist – Range Production Systems will contribute to the integrated extension and research land-grant mission of the home units and IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.

The position is a 12-month tenure track position located at the West Central Research and Extension Center at North Platte, Nebraska with a 50% Extension and 50% Research appointment in the Department of Animal Science. The incumbent is expected to lead a nationally-recognized research and extension education program in beef production systems based on range, pasture, crop residues, and other available feeds while maintaining and/or improving the environment. Research and Extension focus will be to provide leadership for nutrition aspects of beef cow-calf production systems with the ability to capture data from conception to harvest utilizing the cow herd at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory. The incumbent must demonstrate the capacity to develop and coordinate interdisciplinary and collaborative research and extension programs involving agronomists, economists, physiologists, geneticists, range scientists, and others with dissemination of information to producer, commodity and industry groups, and related clientele with a strong connection to the statewide beef systems effort.

The incumbent will be responsible for building a nationally and internationally recognized program focused on engaging learners with research-based findings. Key elements include identification of emerging issues, developing programs which address the needs of stakeholders using innovative and scholarly methods, obtaining external funding combined with the training of graduate students at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory and strengthening the University’s rapport with stakeholders, commodity groups and state/federal partners.

It is expected that the incumbent establish and support effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations including effective integration with extension issue teams and interest groups as well as training of extension educators. Program effectiveness will be evaluated on stakeholder and industry feedback, identifying issues and opportunities resulting in a variety of learner-centered research and extension programs. Leveraging external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research and extension activities as well as measuring the impact of programming and communicating these results are essential to success in the position.

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

A Ph.D. in Animal Science or closely related field, with the degree completed before employment begins, and a background in beef cattle nutrition are required. For the Associate or Full Professor level, an externally supported, nationally recognized extension and research program in the area of beef cattle nutrition is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with an understanding of beef range production systems, strong oral and written communication skills, ability to secure extramural funding, ability and/or potential to develop extension programs and desire to work in a team environment to further strengthen collaborative links with multiple scientists at UNL are preferred.

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Job Type 12 Month (Faculty Only)
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  3. List of References
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