The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska is accepting applications for a Cropping Systems position with a 60% teaching and a 40% research appointment. This will be nine month, tenure-leading faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture in Lincoln, Nebraska. The incumbent will lead a high-impact cropping systems teaching and research program that contributes to the development of competent professionals who are capable of evaluating, optimizing, innovating, diversifying and deploying resource efficient cropping systems. The a The incumbent’s primary teaching responsibilities will include a crop management course (AGRO 204, Resource Efficient Crop Management) that serves both majors in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and other majors in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CASNR) and an upper level undergraduate cropping systems course (AGRO 405 Crop Management Strategies). Development of innovative learner engagement strategies such as case studies, hands-on experiential learning, applied research projects, and the blending of media content in course delivery are anticipated for this faculty member’s teaching program. Undergraduate and graduate advising is expected and mentoring through department clubs and competitive teams is encouraged. The incumbent will average 0.60 FTE in teaching as determined by the CASNR Academic Appointment Guidelines. Specific course assignments may be changed over time based on Department of Agronomy and Horticulture need. The incumbent will assess statewide opportunities and challenges in cropping systems. The incumbent will be expected to develop a productive research program focused on developing resource efficient cropping systems in part through use of site-specific technologies and sub-field management strategies. These strategies should address issues of efficient input use, environmental sustainability, and farm profitability. Research work may focus on the development of value-added, diverse, and innovative cropping systems that are possible in Nebraska. Additionally, the incumbent will seek and establish effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations including effective integration with research groups and educational programming. Connect with stakeholders, agency and/or industry partners to strengthen research/educational programming. Effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research/teaching programming. Mentor graduate students and postdoctoral associates. Publish in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities. Translate research-based information into learner-centered products. This includes creating scholarly, innovative, and high impact learning programs and tools. Identify issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and emerging regional and national issues with international relevance. Measure the impact of your programs and communicate results to administrators, stakeholders, users, and media. Mentor colleagues through their professional development. The potential or ability to secure extramural funding is required. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in the plant sciences or a Doctor of Plant Health degree in place by date of hire. Preferred qualifications include experience in undergraduate teaching and a record in research publication and grant acquisition. Additionally, excellent communication skills; experience working in multi-disciplinary teams; and potential for growth into a leadership role are preferred qualifications for this position. To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu and search for position F_170030. Click on “Apply to this job” and complete the application. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and an overview of teaching and research experience (as Other Document). Arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications to begin on 05/15/2017 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. 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.
Ph.D. in the plant sciences or a Doctor of Plant Health degree. Preferred qualifications include experience in undergraduate teaching and a record in research publication and grant acquisition. Additionally, excellent communication skills; experience working in multi-disciplinary teams; and potential for growth into a leadership role are preferred qualifications for this position.