Youth Meat Animal Extension Assistant Professor
The Youth Meat Animal Extension Assistant Professor will contribute to the integrated (extension and teaching) land-grant mission of the home unit and IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.
Individual will provide strong state-wide leadership focused on comprehensive educational programs of excellence in youth related animal products and animal science, including incorporating scientific principles into livestock selection and animal management leading to high-quality meat production.
Duties and responsibilities include:
•Develop, deliver, and assess an innovative statewide 4-H program focused on meat and livestock, including the complete chain of events from live animal selection, feeding, and management, to production of meat products for consumption.
•Strengthen the capacity of 4-H Extension Educators to manage 4-H livestock and meats programs and develop 4-H leaders for meat and livestock programs.
•Serve as the meats judging team coach, teach innovative courses related to livestock and carcass evaluation, and recruit students to Animal Science and the Meat Science Option. Specific courses could include: Animal Science 300A, Principles of Meat Evaluation, Grading and Judging; Animal Science 400A, Advanced Meat Grading and Evaluation; Animal Science 300D, Principles of Meat Animal Evaluation (co-taught) and a laboratory for Animal Science 210, Animal Products.
•Assist with statewide 4-H Youth meat and livestock programs and carcass contests including planning, policy management, and coordination of the Nebraska State Fair livestock competitive and educational events, the Premier Animal Science Event (PASE), FFA Career Development Events, and other meat and livestock events.
•Serve on Extension Issue Teams and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of Extension Educators and Specialists, research scientists, educators and others to evaluate and deliver effective, integrated pre and post-harvest food animal programs, animal welfare, and the economic profitability of food animal production systems.
•Contribute to collaborative programs within IANR and Extension across the state to develop student career readiness skills (critical thinking, leadership, teamwork, confidence, and communication), enhance hands-on and experiential learning opportunities, enhance youth skills related to meat and livestock production, and build relationships with meat and livestock stakeholders.
•Develop strategic partnerships with meat and livestock organizations and commodity groups in the state and region.
•Advise undergraduate students and student organizations.
•Promote the recruitment of students.
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
•Minimum of a M.S. degree in animal science, meat science, or a related field by time of hire.
•Knowledge and experience in livestock management and animal husbandry.
•Experience teaching animal science related coursework.
•Ability to engage youth in non-formal educational settings.
•Ability to effectively coach and enhance student success through the intercollegiate meats judging program.
•Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
•Ability to work in a diverse team atmosphere.
•Ph.D. in animal science, meat science, food science, or closely related field with emphasis on beef or pork production.
•Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and capability to develop innovative, effective methods of teaching undergraduate courses.
•Previous experience and capabilities to serve as the coach of the intercollegiate meats judging team.
•Experience in reaching youth audiences through creative outreach efforts.
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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.For questions or accommodations related to this position contact
Dr. Clint Krehbiel, Animal Science Department Head
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