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Assistant Professor (Weed Science Extension)

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Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type Tenured/TT Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Assistant Professor (Weed Science Extension)
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience
Position Number 00000204
Work Schedule As research/extension and teaching schedule dictates
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00
Department 110901 - Crop and Soil Sciences
Department College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Job City & State Choice of location (Raleigh, NC or Vernon James Research Center in Plymouth, NC)
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

Crop & Soil Sciences is a Department with diverse disciplines that encompass research, extension and teaching related to soil science and theory and the genetic improvement, production and utilization of agronomic and turfgrass crops. Research in basic and applied science and the engagement and technology transfer to public and private sector practitioners.

Essential Job Duties

The candidate will develop a nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded research program in weed science focused on weed management in agronomic crops, specifically corn and cotton. Expertise in conducting field research is expected. The successful candidate will be an integral, collaborative, and supportive member of the NCSU Weed Science Program as well as the Crop and Soil Sciences faculty. The focus of this position will be managing weeds in corn and cotton using innovative strategies including cultural practices and herbicides to improve sustainable weed management recommendations to stakeholders. The candidate will develop appropriate extension publications and other outreach tools, will be involved in Cooperative Extension field faculty training in weed management principles and problem solving, will publish research results in the peer-reviewed literature and other appropriate outlets, and will interact with commodity organizations and the agricultural community. Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the University. Therefore, the successful candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is welcoming of all groups.

Other Work/Responsibilities

The candidate will also teach an undergraduate course on weed science, and is expected to advise grad students

Minimum Education/Experience

PhD degree in Weed Science, Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Biology, or related discipline is required.

Departmental Required Skills

Expertise in conducting field research.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Experience with corn and cotton.
Experience with weed management.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Please attach a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

Job Open Date 07/21/2017
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 01/01/2018

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents