The Department of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) is seeking applications for an Extension Meat Specialist position at the open rank. This 9-month (academic year), tenure-track appointment will develop and lead a dynamic extension and research program providing science-based education/training and technical support for meat and poultry packers/processors, livestock producers, and allied industries across the state of Nebraska. The apportionment is 70% extension and 30% research.
Specific duties for this position include:
Create a dynamic extension platform directed at providing science-based content and guidance for livestock producers, meat and poultry packers/processors and various allied industries across the state of Nebraska.
Provide hands-on and technical expertise to provide and propagate information to stakeholders related to USDA regulatory compliance and serve as a resource to regulatory compliance.
Develop an externally funded collaboratively based research program generating peer-reviewed publications and provide training for graduate students in extension and research endeavors.
Contribute to the meat science and muscle biology program and the Department of Animal Science undergraduate and graduate teaching programs.
Required qualifications for this position are:
PhD in Animal Science, Food Science, or other closely related discipline with an emphasis in Meat Science.
Preferred qualifications for this position are:
Comprehensive knowledge of food safety, meat industry operations, and government regulatory compliance.
Experience in conducting research related to meat science and the potential for the development of an externally funded research program relevant to the meat and poultry industry.
Demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to develop and deliver an engaging extension education program to meet the needs of the diverse consortium of stakeholders across the state of Nebraska.
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 Animal Science 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 qualified individuals from underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.
Review of applications will begin December 6, 2021 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and create an application, go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_210162. Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, anticipated contributions, and the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (2 page maximum; see https://ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement); 2) your curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three professional references (or arrange to have reference letters sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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