Friday, 02 December 2016 14:06

Assistant Professor Manure Management & Water Quality Specialist

University of Minnesota Logo The Department of Soil, Water, and Climate at the University of Minnesota seeks a dynamic extension specialist and innovative researcher in the area of manure management with a focus on protecting water quality. The Department is one of 12 academic departments within College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. The Department provides undergraduate and graduate teaching, conducts extensive research, and has significant extension outreach responsibilities.

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, 9 month, tenure track faculty position
  • Located at the Twin Cities flagship campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis/St. Paul 
  • 60% Extension and 40% Research 

The appointee will be expected to develop a nationally recognized research and extension program related to the study of manure management. The focus of this position is to provide expertise and educational programming on manure use for various cropping systems in Minnesota.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Benefits include: University retirement; group life, medical, and dental
  • Sabbatical and semester leave opportunities
  • Detailed benefits can be found at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/benefits/index.html



  • A Ph.D. in soil science, agronomy, environmental science, animal science, biosystems engineering, or closely related discipline by date of appointment.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience in conducting innovative field research with contemporary design, measurement, and analysis techniques.
  • Evidence of peer-reviewed publishing.


  • Experience working effectively in interdisciplinary teams and serving traditionally underrepresented and culturally diverse groups.
  • Exhibits an understanding of the roles of industry, agency, producer and stakeholder groups in manure management operations and issues; and experience with these groups.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral communication.
  • Experience in extension program development and delivery.
  • Experience in manure management as related to water quality and crop production.
  • Demonstrated success in securing extramural research and education funding.

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.

Review of applications will begin January 20th, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Information on the department and its programs may be found at http://www.swac.umn.edu/. The University of Minnesota, located in the heart of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area (www.visit-twincities.com/), is one of the largest universities in the country and offers a rich academic and research infrastructure.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, handicap, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation. The University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

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