Extension Educator – Digital Agriculture

The position of Extension Educator – Digital Agriculture is being filled at the University of Nebraska in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The successful candidate will be a member of the statewide Water and Integrated Cropping Systems Team, and will provide leadership and develop focused and comprehensive educational programs in the adoption
and deployment of digital technologies for management in rainfed and irrigated agricultural production systems. The person filling this position will collaborate closely with colleagues, state and federal agencies, industry representatives, and crop producers to deliver precision agriculture strategies related to emerging technologies, methodologies, and data management.

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Extension are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

Review of applications will begin March 5, 2021. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at  http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_210004. Click “Apply for this Job,” or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents: Cover Letter, Resume, List of three professional references, Transcripts (official or unofficial) or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade. Transcripts must be attached to the online application (as “Other Document”) or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu. Please make sure to black out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/ grade report.

Required Qualifications
• Master’s degree must be completed prior to the start date; one degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Soil Science, Agricultural Mechanization, Agricultural/Biological Engineering, or closely related discipline, with emphasis on strategies and technologies to manage inputs for crop production systems.
• Experience employing current digital management strategies and technologies for crop production.

Preferred Qualifications
• Working knowledge of and experience with the use of precision agriculture technologies and digital agriculture techniques in crop and livestock production.
• Experience teaching in a formal or informal setting.
• Ability to effectively communicate technical and non-technical information (e.g., publications, presentations, web, and social media).
• Experience working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by academic, career, and/or community activities.
• Leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in academic, career, and/or community activities.
• Experience in the development and implementation of traditional and innovative program delivery methods (e.g., websites, blogs, Facebook, and Twitter, Pinterest, or other media platforms).

Contact Daran Rudnick at 712-204-6772 or drudnick2@unl.edu with questions about this position.