The Department of Soil, Water, and Climate and the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Minnesota seek to hire an irrigation specialist who can provide expertise and educational programming on efficient water and nutrient use for irrigators in Minnesota.
See the full position description and learn more about the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate at www.swac.umn.edu/about-us/employment.
About the Job:
- Full time, 12 month, non-tenure track appointment
- Located at the Twin Cities flagship campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis/St. Paul, housed in the Department of Soil, Water, & Climate in St. Paul
- 100% Extension
- 70% Department of Soil, Water, & Climate, 30% Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
- Provide leadership and effective Extension programming on issues related to irrigation
- Conduct applied research on irrigation technology to improve water use efficiency, sustain agricultural production, and enhance protection of water resources
- Expand and update evapotranspiration (ET) weather stations and irrigation scheduling tools to meet current needs and technology
- Develop and update a series of irrigation best management practices (BMPs) related to water scheduling techniques such as soil moisture monitoring, plant moisture stress monitoring, and tools needed to determine real-time deficits
- Work closely with nutrient management specialists, hydrologists, climatologists, and extension educators within the department, college, and state agencies
How to Apply: All applicants must apply online. For the full position description and information on how to apply, visit www.swac.umn.edu/about-us/employment.
Applications must include a cover letter with a summary of extension and research interests especially related to irrigation and crop/nutrient management, a detailed resume, a copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names and addresses of three persons who would serve as references.
Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Background Check: Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work at the University of Minnesota. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
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