UNL is seeking a candidate to develop a high-impact research and extension program that is recognized nationally and internationally in veterinary issues related to beef cattle production systems. The incumbent in this position, located at the West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, Nebraska, is expected to seek and establish effective disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations including effective integration with extension issue teams, research groups, allied industries, veterinarians, beef producers/managers, and other stakeholders.
The Beef Systems Veterinarian will contribute to the integrated (extension, research, and teaching) land- grant mission of the home unit and the IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.
This work will involve designing innovative systems to assess risks, improve health and well-being in animal populations, address issues of compromised animal health and productivity, and management of environmental and production stress in the context of beef production systems. Programs will be delivered by establishing effective disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations including effective integration with extension issue teams and research groups, and with allied industries, veterinarians, and beef producers/managers serving clientele in the West Central Research and Extension Center geographical region with a strong connection to the statewide beef systems effort.
This individual is expected to lead and/or contribute to both UNL based and on-farm/ranch-based research and extension projects. Other responsibilities will be to effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research/extension activities; mentor graduate students; publish in high-quality, high-impact scientific journals; participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities; and translate research-based information into learner- centered products.
Minimum Required Qualifications: DVM degree from an AVMA COE accredited institution. Eligibility for licensure in the state of NE. Advanced degree (MS or equivalent) training in beef production systems, cattle health or closely related field. Preferred Qualifications: PhD and/or board certification in related field.
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#F_160227. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references or arrange to have reference letters sent to: Deb Ridgeway via email email@example.com . Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
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