Postions Announcement - Posted on 3/6/2013

Position Announcement: Range & Forage Management/Ecologist

Organization:    Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Location:             University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Description:  The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska, is accepting applications for a Range and Forage Management/Ecologist, a 25% research, 75% extension, 12-month, tenure-leading appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, located at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center (PHREC), Scottsbluff, Nebraska.   Tenure home for this position is the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, with administrative assignment to the PHREC.  Rank will be based on experience and credentials of the successful applicant.  Focus of this position will be on native rangeland, forage crop and pastureland resource use with emphasis on sustainable use and resource management of semi-arid rangelands, grazing management, complementary forages, and use of geospatial and climate data to monitor and manage rangelands.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop relevant and responsive research and extension programming in rangeland health, ecosystem services and alternative uses of rangelands that would meet the diversity of growing demands placed on western rangelands.  Research would include perennial forage crops for limited irrigation, annual forages for integrated cropping systems, and the ecological implication of grazing and sustainable livestock production on rangelands.  Extension responsibilities include planning, teaching, conducting and evaluating educational programs designed to help clientele enhance profitability and sustainability of rangeland-based enterprises in Nebraska.  The incumbent will be part of multi-disciplinary teams with range, forage, crop, and beef specialties. Maintaining a vigorous program supported through external grants is essential.  Expected scholarship includes communication of research results in peer-reviewed journals, at scientific conferences, and supervision of graduate student research.   

Requires a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. in place by date of hire in Range Management or Ecology or closely related field.

To review the complete position details and apply for this position, go to:, search for requisition number F_130085.  Click on “Apply to this Job.” Attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and an overview of research and extension experience and interests.  Arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent via e-mail to:  Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2013   and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

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