Open Rank Extension Educator - Turfgrass Management | University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Military Veterans

at HERC - Central Midwest

Lincoln, Nebraska

Requisition Number: F_220080 Department: Agronomy & Horticulture-0827 Description of Work: The Extension Educator – Turfgrass Management, will contribute to the integrated research, teaching and extension land-grant Mission of the home unit and IANR , as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy. Extension 90% The incumbent will provide statewide leadership in extension efforts in turfgrass agronomy – sports fields, golf courses, parks and professional lawn care. They will work closely with the Plant Pathology and Entomology departments. Demonstrated research will address water, nutrient, and pest management; evaluate products for quality and performance; and improve best management practices for turfgrass systems. The incumbent will develop a high-impact, regionally recognized extension program in Turfgrass Management; seek and establish effective disciplinary and interdisciplinary outreach collaborations including effective integration with research groups, extension action teams, and/or educational programming; connect with stakeholders, agency, and/or industry partners to strengthen educational programming; effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, gifts, fee revenue, etc.) for extension activities; participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities; and translate research-based information into learner-centered products. This includes creating scholarly, innovative, and high impact learning programs and tools, identifying issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and emerging regional and national issues; measuring the impact of programs and communicating results to administrators, stakeholders, users, and media. Extension – Organizational Citizenship This position will serve in, contribute to, or support the Academic/Administrative Unit. This position will coordinate with Unit Head/Director/Program Leaders and other Extension professionals, on campus and statewide as appropriate, to develop a robust Nebraska Extension presence. In this position the extension educator will: Cooperate with faculty and staff in a team environment to promote Extension's educational opportunities and impact in the Academic/Administrative Unit and statewide. Cultivate a culture of collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders that builds positive relationships between the University and our partners. Support engagement of advisory or policy groups such as Unit Advisory Committees, Program Advisory Committees, and others as appropriate. Understand and adhere to Equal Employment Opportunities; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Civil Rights compliance efforts. Teaching 10% The incumbent will be expected to average 0.1 FTE teaching as determined by the CASNR Academic Appointment Guidelines, and to teach the capstone course in the Turf management option of the Plant and Landscape Systems degree program in the Agronomy and Horticulture Department. The incumbent will provide a capstone experience to learners by leveraging their extension program and industry connections to include real-world case studies from real world scenarios to better prepare graduating students to enter the work force. Nebraska Extension Educators are committed to engaging with community partners, organizations, and all audiences, as well as individuals in ways that reflect an understanding and value for individual differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, abilities, gender, sexual orientation, religion). Nebraska Extension strives to ensure that innovative programming, translational research, and learning opportunities promote equity and inclusion. In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level. 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 https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination . Minimum Required Qualifications: Master's degree required in Turfgrass Science and Management, Horticulture, Agronomy, or a related discipline. Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting. Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web, and social media). Experience with and/or teaching turfgrass management Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Turfgrass Science and Management, Horticulture, Agronomy, or a related discipline. Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities. Leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities. Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery. Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming. Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts. Job Type: 12 Month (Faculty Only)

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