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Assistant Research Professor and State Extension Specialist, Forage Agronomy with University of Missouri-Columbia in Linneus, MO

Type of position non-tenure track faculty
Employer University of Missouri-Columbia
Location Linneus, MO
Description of Location Northern Missouri Research, Extension and Education Center (NM-REEC) is composed of three properties (4,190 acres), each focused on research and educational needs of the local community.
Salary Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Benefits The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website
Closing date of competition Open until filled.
Date position available July 1, 2023
Description of duties

The selected candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized, extramurally funded, independent and collaborative research and Extension program focused on applied ruminant livestock systems. Applied research emphases may focus on grazing animal nutrition, reproduction, genetics, and animal health. Research may be conducted within one or more segments of beef cattle production relevant to Southwest Missouri, including cow-calf, stocker/backgrounding, and cattle finishing. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate timely communication of scholarship and research findings via peer-reviewed journal articles, professional meetings, and disseminate knowledge to stakeholders through extension activities. The successful applicant must demonstrate excellence in grantsmanship and have good written and verbal communication skills and other abilities necessary to develop an impactful and innovative extension program. There is an expectation of the selected candidate to work within a team of grazing livestock-focused campus-based faculty to conduct research and mentor graduate students.

Qualifications sought

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in agronomy, range science, crop science or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment.

 Candidates will be evaluated on:  Experience in applied research in forages and research related to forage-livestock systems Effective oral and written communications skills. Support of the mission of the Land-Grant system and an interest and ability to work in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment. Previous experience in extension program development and stakeholder interactions, experience with forage-livestock systems, securing extramural funding, and experience conducting applied research.  Finally, evidence of collaboration and interdisciplinary teamwork along with an ability to publish research applicable to both the scientific community and outreach clientele.

Contact for additional information Questions regarding the position should be directed to Kelly Nelson (Search Committee Chair; [email protected]).
Application procedure  
Submit what 1) cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience pertinent to the responsibilities of the position, description of qualifications, and career goals; 2) copies of all graduate level transcripts; 3) contact information for four letters of reference and 4) curriculum vitae, which should include a biographical sketch, service, and a complete list of publications and grants.
Submit to Apply online at the University of Missouri-Columbia website: https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings. Job ID 46485.
Additional Information We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

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