University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resources Offers Faculty Position
Posted on January 28, 2022
The School of Natural Resources within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Lincoln, Nebraska.
This educator’s primary responsibility is to develop, deliver and evaluate an extension education program focused on community strategies to protect the source of drinking water and public health. This position will work closely with
- Extension faculty
- community leaders
- NDEE Nonpoint Source Management and Source Water Protection programs
- Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute
- Water and Integrated Cropping Systems (WICS) programming
- and the UNMC Water, Climate and Public Health program.
They will facilitate partnerships and collaborate with local Extension partners, community leaders, NRDs, agencies, public health leaders, and other partners to identify needs and resources for communities to address water pollution, climate, and public health issues related to drinking water. They will develop and deliver a research-based education program about Water, Climate, and Public Health related to drinking water. They will use innovative strategies and cutting-edge teaching and learning methods to design, develop, deliver and evaluate programs for a robust extension education program focused on community strategies to protect the source of their drinking water and public health. They will work in a multi-disciplinary team environment with extension professionals and other partners to translate and teach the latest research-based information
and partner with research faculty members in applied research that can enhance educational programming. They will evaluate program activities and report to project partners, at public meetings, at professional meetings, and in professional publications.
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.
• Masters Degree required (completed prior to the start date) in Public Health, Natural Resources, Communications, Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Planning, Human Dimensions, or closely related field.
• Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
• Experience in public health communication related to natural resource issues.
• Experience in developing and delivering educational programs and products.
• Experience in facilitating interactive processes.
• Experience in community, water or natural resources planning.
• Demonstrated understanding of nitrate contamination, groundwater contamination, or other water quality issues.
• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
• Evidence of work with diverse or underrepresented communities.
• Experience in the development and implementation of social media communication and education, including managing websites, videos, blogs, Facebook pages, and Twitter accounts for a professional organization.
Employment-based permanent residency sponsorship is not available for this position now or in the future.
Review of applications will begin January 7, 2022 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the positions and create an application, go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_210213. 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 https://ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib 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 http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.