University of Missouri
Assistant Professor and State Cereal Crops Extension Specialist
The Division of Plant Sciences seeks applicants for a 12-month, tenure-track
assistant professor position as State Extension Specialist for Cereal Crops.
The position is 75% extension and 25% research.
Duties and responsibilities:
. Extension education on production of corn, wheat, and other cereal crops
in Missouri-potential program areas could include, but are not limited to,
sustainability and profitability of production systems, cultural practices,
stress management, and grain quality and use
. Develop an applied research program to support the extension program
. Acquire extra- and intra-mural funding to support both extension and
. Provide statewide leadership in issues pertaining to cereal grains
. Perform a needs analysis and develop focused programs to address those
. Develop active relationships with other faculty, regional extension
specialists, cereal grain producers, and industry
. Participate in appropriate interdisciplinary programs and projects
. Advise graduate students
. Provide service to the division, college, university, and professional
This position requires a Ph.D. degree in Crop Science, Agronomy, Plant
Sciences, Weed Science, Plant Pathology, Entomology, or related field. Ph.D.
candidates who are near completion (ABD) are encouraged to apply. Effective
oral and written communications skills are required. Prior experience with
extension programming, evidence of scholarly accomplishments, and evidence
of extramural grant support are desirable.
Applications will be reviewed beginning March 25, 2012 and accepted until
one or more qualified candidates are identified. Salary will be commensurate
with experience and qualifications.
Applications should provide a letter of application (include qualifications
and career goals), curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and names and
contact information for four professional references.
Please visit http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php to submit
an application (position number 6992). Questions should be directed to Dr.
Peter Scharf at 573-882-0777 or email@example.com.