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Livestock Marketing and Risk Management Professor

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Click on “Apply to this job” and attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts (as Other Document), and contact information for three professional references. For more information please contact the Search Committee Chair, Cory Walters, by calling 402.472.3401 or by email at cwalters7@unl.edu. 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 Livestock Marketing and Risk Management Professor
Department/College/Unit Agricultural Economics-0828
Requisition Number F_160094
Posting Open Date 02/02/2017
Application Review Date:
(To insure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)
09/01/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work

As appropriate to the appointment, the incumbent will: develop a high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized extension and research program in the economics of marketing and management of livestock, including, marketing of livestock under different contract specifications, outlook reports on livestock prices and markets; the use of derivatives, contracts, and insurance as risk management tools; and public policy. The incumbent will be part of the Agricultural Economics Risk Management Cluster and will seek and establish effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations, including integration with the Economic Viability Issue Team, the Farm and Ranch Management Extension Team, and other appropriate groups/departments in the Institute; connect with stakeholders, agency, and/or industry partners to strengthen extension and research programming; effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for extension and research 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.

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

• PhD in Agricultural Economics or related field at the time of hire.
• Ability to communicate effectively with students, stakeholders and other faculty in publications, websites, and oral presentation.
• Strong training in economic theory, and quantitative methods and their application to applied problems.
• Documented evidence, commensurate with appropriate rank of hire, of excellence in outreach and success in obtaining external funding and publishing scholarly work in appropriate outlets.

Preferred Qualifications

• Familiarity with the economics of beef and livestock production, management and marketing.
• Demonstrated experience at applying economic analysis to beef and livestock marketing and risk management.
• Record of educational programs for students and/or stakeholders focused on beef and livestock marketing and risk management.
• Experience with building and coordinating extension programs.
• Exhibited ability to work in teams and provide leadership.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check Required
Posted Salary
How to Apply

Click on “Apply to this job” and attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts (as Other Document), and contact information for three professional references. For more information please contact the Search Committee Chair, Cory Walters, by calling 402.472.3401 or by email at cwalters7@unl.edu.

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

Jill Schurr, jschurr2@unl.edu

Job Category
Job Category (old) Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading
Job Type 12 Month (Faculty Only)
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
  4. Other Document
Optional Documents