The University of Nebraska is seeking to fill a precision livestock management position. This is a 9-month, tenure leading, open rank, 65% research, 35% extension position in the Departments of Animal Science and Biological Systems Engineering. This position will expand IANR’s research and extension capacity in the rapidly emerging field of precision livestock management.
The individual hired in this position will develop a nationally competitive research and extension program directed toward developing and integrating technology into intensive and extensive livestock production. An emphasis on beef cattle production is expected. Research themes should include application of sensors and/or big data techniques for capturing and utilizing data streams from areas such as feed and water intake, animal behavior, bunk management, and animal health status. Research will advance the field of animal sciences through timely collection of accurate data at either the individual or population levels for developing regular monitoring and targeted management interventions for animal welfare, nutrition, and health as part of cost-effective production of high-quality animal products. The research and extension programs will use new technologies and cutting-edge techniques in digital agriculture and data science (e.g., high-throughput phenotyping, data visualization, predictive analytics) to enable management decisions based on real-time data.
The individual in this position will provide leadership in planning, developing, and implementing state-wide extension programs; development of educational programs in precision livestock management including, but not limited to, field days, seminars, webinars, web-based content, social media, on-farm demonstrations, and short courses and document impacts of these educational programs; communicate with state commodity organizations to identify producer needs and opportunities for collaboration on outreach programs; work with other specialists and educators in program development and implementation including the development and delivery of professional development opportunities.
A Ph.D. degree in Animal Science, Agriculture and Biological Systems Engineering, or a closely related technical field, with the degree completed before employment begins and an ability to establish an externally funded, internationally-recognized program of research and extension are required. For the Associate or Full Professor level, a nationally recognized extension and research program in the area of precision livestock management is required. Five to ten years of experience in academia or industry is preferred.
To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_190129. Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a copy of your official college transcripts. Review of applications to begin October 16, 2019 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
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.
Internal Number: F_190129
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