Extension Agronomist with the rank of Assistant Professor at Washington State University

Washington State University (WSU) – Extension Agronomy with the rank of Assistant Professor.

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (CSS) in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University (WSU) seeks a dynamic, motivated, problem-solving leader to join an extraordinary team of research and extension faculty members in dryland crop agronomy for eastern Washington State. We are seeking to fill a 12-month, tenure-track (assistant professor rank) position beginning on or about February 1, 2019. The incumbent will lead an integrated and collaborative research program in dryland crop agronomy, participate as a member of the Extension Dryland Cropping Systems Team (smallgrains.wsu.edu/meet-the-team), teach one course per year in plant science and/or cropping systems, and train graduate students in CSS graduate degree programs. A primary position responsibility is to lead an extensive and historically well-supported, field-based variety testing program for cereal grains and other relevant crops appropriate for the dryland cropping systems of eastern Washington. Information about WSU CSS can be found at http://css.wsu.edu and CAHNRS at http://cahnrs.wsu.edu. Required Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. degree in an applied plant science (Agronomy, Weed Science, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, or Plant Breeding) with sufficient depth in the discipline to understand and address dryland crop performance; Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with technical and nontechnical audiences using oral and written forms; and Experience in field research with a variety of crops, including ability to perform efficient field research (plot establishment, maintenance, data collection, and analysis). See full details and apply at http://www.wsujobs.com with a detailed cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a list of four (4) references with contact information, and a scanned copy of official transcripts. For questions about the position contact: Dr. Mike Pumphrey, Search Committee Chair, at (509) 335-0509 or m.pumphrey@wsu.edu. Screening of application materials begins December 7, 2018.

Time remaining: 53%
22/04/2019 (3 months)

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