Job Posting: Open Rank Extension Educator – Beef Systems, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Do you have the drive to help make a positive difference in beef cattle production in Nebraska? Can you develop, deliver, and determine the impact of comprehensive programming that includes integrating current technologies and concepts in beef cattle nutrition, reproduction, breeding and genetics or pasture and range management into production systems? Do you have experience in matching beef cattle to forage resources so beef herds are more resilient to drought in grass and forage-based beef systems? The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is an organization that values individuals who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators. As a member of the UNL Extension team you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues. We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Tecumseh, Nebraska. The focus of this position will be Beef Systems with an emphasis in beef cattle nutrition, reproduction, behavior, breeding and genetics, or pasture and range management. This position will be an active participant in the Nebraska integrated Beef Systems Team within a geographic area that includes Saline, Jefferson, Gage, Johnson, Pawnee, Nemaha, and Richardson Counties located in southeast Nebraska. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment.

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 Nebraska Extension 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 individuals from underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required in Animal Science, Agronomy, School of Natural Resources, or similar department with an emphasis in beef cattle. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
  • Successful experience teaching beef systems in a formal or non-formal setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web, and social media).
  • Experience in beef systems – integrating beef cattle nutrition, reproduction, behavior, breeding and genetics or range and pasture management concepts and technologies livestock systems.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
  • Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
  • Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery.

Employment-based permanent residency sponsorship is not available for this position now or in the future.

Review of applications will begin December 10, 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, requisition F_210107. Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job and anticipated contributions; 2) your curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three professional references. In addition, within the application, please complete the required supplemental question(s), one specifically about the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (see for guidance in writing this statement). 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