The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce recruitment for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with formal appointments in extension (70%) and research (30%). We seek an applied soil management specialist to provide an extension and research program on soil impacts and spatial technologies for major field crops in eastern North Carolina (coastal plain and Tidewater regions). The research and extension focus of this position, located at Plymouth, NC, will be at the research station and on-farm field trials. A geospatial component to soil management and fertility is essential for this position as digital tools and technologies are emerging rapidly. As cropping systems change, new spatial technologies will require applied research and extension to ensure best soil management and fertilizer recommendations for optimal yields and economic returns while safeguarding water quality and soil organic matter. Additionally, salt water intrusion and storm effects on soil productivity and fertility are and will be an increasingly important part of this position. Other emerging issues such as carbon sequestration and effects of tillage systems require research and extension as carbon markets are developing and being marketed to farmers in this region.
Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and thus are university goals. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.
North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates under Affirmative Action Policy. The University strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply and will consider applicants without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.
Applied research experience is essential. Candidate must have excellent written and communication skills with demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed research in internationally recognized journals. Preferred qualifications include experience in the coastal plain or tidewater regions and experience with soil systems after storm surges and flooding. Previous successful experience in obtaining extramural funding is preferred.
Internal Number: 00001846
About NC State University, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences encompasses diverse disciplines in research extension and teaching. The department’s mission is to develop future leaders in crop, soil and environmental sciences, improve crop plants and products, devise effective and sustainable crop production systems, devise effective and sustainable soil management techniques in both agriculture and urban settings; and disseminate crop, soil, and environmental science knowledge for the benefit of users and producers of food, feed turf, biofuels and fiber in North Carolina, the nation and the world.