The Cropping Systems Specialist is a 12-month, tenure-track position at the assistant (or associate) professor level within the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and the West Central Research, Extension, and Education Center (WCREEC). The incumbent will conduct an integrated research and extension program to ensure economic and environmental viability of irrigated and rain-fed cropping systems with limited water in central and western Nebraska.
The incumbent is expected to maintain a high impact, nationally and internationally recognized, externally supported program contributing as an effective scholar and citizen to the integrated (extension, research, and teaching) land-grant mission of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, the WCREEC, and IANR, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy. Research conducted by the incumbent integrates spatial data and data management, digital agriculture technologies, and seed and fertility management for making agronomic decisions that ensure resilient cropping systems in limited water environments. To support this objective, the incumbent will address crop stress physiology in the context of Genotype x Environment x Management interactions in collaboration with the state variety testing program. Extension programming focuses on cropping system resilience and sustainability by leading and contributing to multidisciplinary teams that engage producers in innovative exchanges of information, and will address needs and opportunities focused on learners and emerging regional and national issues with international relevance. The impact of programming is measured, and the results communicated to administrators, stakeholders, and users.
The incumbent is expected to seek and establish effective disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations including integration with local stakeholders, complementary research groups, extension teams, educational programs, and other partners. The candidate is expected to mentor a diverse research team of technicians and students, publish in high-quality scientific journals and secure extramural funding to support their research and Extension interests. The incumbent is 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 levels.
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Minimum Required Qualifications:
PhD in agronomy, or other applicable agricultural science discipline.
Experience in cropping systems, or closely related topics.
Post-doctoral training or other professional experience conducting research and extension in cropping systems.
Experience with crop simulation models.
Demonstrated ability to conduct applied translational research of value to stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to develop an Extension program that will aid stakeholders in making agronomic decisions that ensure resilient cropping systems in water limited environments.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on interdisciplinary teams.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate research results and engage stakeholders in innovative exchanges of information.
Ability to maintain and operate plot research equipment.
Ability to conduct research using spatial data, digital agriculture technologies, seed and fertility management, and/or crop stress physiology.
Job Type: 12 Month (Faculty Only)
Internal Number: 72938
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