Cornell University, Animal Science

Position ID:Cornell-Animal Science-SEA [#21555, WDR-00030677]
Position Title: Senior Extension Associate - Dairy Environmental Systems Engineer, Dept. Animal Science, Ithaca, New York
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Agricultural Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dairy Environmental Systems
Dairy Farm Operations
Manure Management
Appl Deadline:2022/05/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/04/01)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Senior Extension Associate – Dairy Environmental Systems Engineer
Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply.

CALS is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second-largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical, and economic well-being.

The Department of Animal Science offers undergraduate and graduate programs on the biology and management of food, laboratory, and companion animal species. Our research programs advance our understanding of animal biology and address local and global issues facing animal industries today. Our goals are to discover and develop new techniques and information to benefit animals, agriculture, and human health.

What You Will Do

Statewide responsibilities within the PRO-DAIRY Dairy Environmental Systems Program with specific emphasis on evaluation and application of dairy manure management and treatment systems in support of moving dairy farms towards sustainability as they minimize water quality, air quality, and climate change impacts. Effort will be focused on interactions, communication, and training for dairy producers and industry advisors, scientists, governmental and regulatory agencies to improve sustainability by helping the dairy industry find economical ways to improve practices while protecting the environment. As needed, collaborate with other faculty and other PRO-DAIRY specialists on industry applied research and extension efforts.

What We Need

  • Master’s Degree in agricultural, civil, or environmental engineering or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience in agricultural engineering or closely related fields.
  • Experience in applying and evaluating dairy environmental systems, including facilities and manure management systems on dairy farms.
  • Knowledge of dairy farm operations.
  • Be a self-motivator and able to work independently with minimal direction yet work in a group-oriented setting.
  • Experience in conducting, interpreting, evaluating, and communicating the results of applied research.
  • Highly motivated to generate, translate and communicate academic knowledge and convert it into practical, useful information for dairy producers and industry.
  • Strong desire and ability to function in a team setting, with self-motivation to be able to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Knowledge of the philosophy, objectives and operation of an informal education system such as Cornell Cooperative Extension.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with diverse audiences in group and one-on-one settings, working effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
  • Proven organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to define, conduct and interpret applied research and demonstration projects.
  • Successful experience obtaining new funding, including grants and industry support.
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fundamental competence utilizing current technology as a management and program delivery tool (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet).
  • Creativity, energy, motivation, and positive enthusiasm.
  • Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position and have reliable transportation as well as have and maintain a valid and unrestricted New York State driver’s license.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as essential job functions require.

If you possess these experiences and skills, this may be the role for you! There are a few other qualifications that we would view as incredibly helpful in this role, including:

  • Ph.D. preferred.
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • If a Ph.D. or P.E. is held, then 6+ years of relevant work experience is required.

This is a full-time position and will be located in Ithaca, New York. This is a 5-year appointment with possible extension. Future possible extensions depend on funding and performance.

Rewards and Benefits

We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.

  • Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
  • Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25 through January 1.
  • Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Part-time Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
  • We invite you to follow this link to get more information: https://hr.cornell.edu/summaries-benefits.

To apply: Please apply via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21555)

Qualified candidates should submit a short cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion via the website.

Applications will be reviewed as received, continuing until a suitable applicant is identified. For more information, please contact Dr. Thomas Overton at tro2@cornell.edu.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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Cornell University
Department of Animal Science
149 Morrison Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853