Job Openings



Location: McCook, NE - (RED WILLOW COUNTY)
Application Deadline: 2022-06-01

Open Rank Extension Educator – Water and Integrated Cropping Systems (Red Willow County)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska Extension has excellent opportunities for a full-time faculty position located in McCook, NE in Red Willow County. The educator’s primary responsibility is to develop and deliver educational programs and resources as an active participant in the Nebraska Water and Integrated Cropping Systems (WICS) Team within a geographic area that includes Red Willow, Frontier, Hayes, and Hitchcock Counties in Nebraska. The educator is expected to collaborate closely with colleagues, state and federal agencies, industry representatives, and crop producers to deliver precision agriculture strategies to address agronomic and management issues in irrigated and rainfed cropping systems based on the goals and objectives of the WICS Team.

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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required (completed prior to the start date) in Agronomy, Crop Science, Agricultural Mechanization, Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering, Plant Pathology, Entomology, or closely related field.
  • Field experience in irrigated production agriculture.
  • Experience working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using precision agriculture strategies to address agronomic and management issues in irrigated and dryland crop production.
  • Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs, including securing grants and contracts as well as cost recovery efforts.
  • Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of social media communication and education, including managing website, blog, Facebook page, 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 June 1, 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, requisition F_210176. 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