Extension Specialist in Agricultural and Biological Engineering

University of Missouri-Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Missouri Agricultural Engineering Extension program is seeking an engineer who would focus in the area of animal waste management and water/nutrient recycling.  The engineer will collaborate with stakeholders in the national agricultural community to develop decision making tools for water/nutrient recycling technology, and the opportunities and challenges to implementation, which is part of a multi-university collaboration effort.  Responsibility is to collaborate with the team to engage stakeholders, to develop an understanding of recycling technologies and the opportunities and challenges to implementation in the agricultural sector for treating liquid manure. The successful candidate will have opportunities working with innovative farmers and industry partners, to collect information for the research/extension projects, and to address on-farm implementation issues.

Specific activities include:

  • Collect information from technical providers and facilities utilizing water recycling technology, to feed into research and extension components
  • Conduct research in manure treatment and water/nutrient recycling
  • Develop educational materials based on research outcomes and team recommendations
  • Collaborate with the research and extension teams to develop materials based on research outcomes, and demonstrate proper technology/management
  • Conduct regional and national workshops/conferences, and on-line educational modules that focus on water/nutrient conservation and recycling

 Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in engineering, M.S. degree is preferred

 Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • Proven experience and ability to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary environment
  • Demonstrate effective professional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to operate laboratory instrument and other specialized equipment
  • Valid driver’s license

 Application: To apply for this position, please visit the MU web site at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references.  For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Teng Lim (limt@missouri.edu).

Benefit Eligibility: This position is eligible for University 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 athttp://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

 Equal Employment Opportunity:  The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff (equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer). For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

To request ADA accommodations, please call Human Resource Services at 573-882-7976. TTY users, please call through Relay Missouri, 1-800-RELAY (735-2966) or en Español at 1-800-520-7309.

MU makes available to applicants a security report of crimes that occurred on campus over the previous three years.  For a copy of this report, contact the University Police Department at (573) 882-5923 or access their web site at: http://www.mupolice.com/.

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