Working Title Open Rank Tenure-Track Extension Meat Specialist
Department Animal Science-0830
Requisition Number F210162
Posting Open Date 10/08/2021
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all
application materials before review date) 12/06/2021
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Description of Work
The Meat Specialist leads a dynamic extension and research program providing
science-based education/training and technical support for meat and poultry
packers/processors, livestock producers, and allied industries across the
state of Nebraska, using cutting edge knowledge of food safety, HACCP,
regulatory compliance for meat and poultry operations, and meat processing
(harvest, fabrication, fresh meat quality, processed meats, and sanitation).
Extension responsibilities include developing educational programs and
resources to enhance meat science knowledge for livestock and meat industry
personnel, and engaging stakeholder groups to ensure the extension programing
addresses current and emerging industry needs, including work force
development and training. The Meat Specialist's research program is relevant
to the needs of the meat industry in Nebraska, supporting and advancing the
extension appointment. Knowledge areas addressed include, but are not limited
to, food safety and sanitation, fresh meat quality and quantity, meat
processing, meat packaging, and/or palatability and consumer acceptance. The
research generates peer-reviewed scholarly publications. Other
responsibilities are advising and mentoring graduate students in meat science
research and extension programming and obtaining and leveraging external and
internal financial support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for extension and
research programs. Establishing collaboration within the University of
Nebraska and with external academic, governmental, and/or industry
collaborators to enhance extension and research endeavors is expected. The
Extension Meat Specialist contributes to advancing the Nebraska Integrated
Beef Systems mission.
The incumbent contributes to the integrated (extension, research, and
teaching) land-grant mission of the Department of Animal Science and IANR, as
an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and
IANR science literacy; contributes to the departments of Animal Science and
Food Science and Technology to support the teaching mission related to areas
of expertise; and accepts committee assignments, reporting responsibilities,
and other special ad hoc assignments requested at the administrate unit,
college/division, institute, and/or university levels.
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 Animal Science 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 qualified individuals from
underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual
minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.
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
https:// www. unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications
PhD in Animal Science, Food Science, or other closely related discipline
with an emphasis in Meat Science.
Comprehensive knowledge of food safety, meat industry operations, and
government regulatory compliance.
Experience in conducting research related to meat science and the
potential for the development of an externally funded research program
relevant to the meat and poultry industry.
Demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to develop and
deliver an engaging extension education program to meet the needs of the
diverse consortium of stakeholders across the state of Nebraska.
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check Required
How to Apply
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Job Type 9 Month
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