Title: 155-NN_FACULTY - Research Assistant Professor - Career
Business Title: Horticultural Weed Scientist
Location: WSU EVERETT
Employee Type: Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
This position integrates research, extension and teaching duties, and the successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized integrated program in weed management focused on agricultural systems in Northwestern Washington. The incumbent will teach lower-division university courses in Agricultural and Food Systems (AFS) each year and a weed science course as needed by CSS every other year. The research and extension program will emphasize sustainable and effective weed management of horticultural crops including but not limited to blueberry, raspberry, potato, vegetable seed, flower bulbs, tree fruit, and greenhouse production. Programs must be based on stakeholder needs and be consistent with the mission of the WSU NWREC and CAHNRS Office of Research. The position is fully funded for three years, and permanent funding support will be requested thereafter.
The successful candidate must acquire competitive extramural funding from state, regional, and national agencies, and the agricultural industry to support a comprehensive research and extension program. The incumbent will disseminate information by publishing in appropriate peer-reviewed journals and extension media, delivering presentations at scientific conferences and grower meetings, and using technology and other modern communication platforms. This person is expected to work collaboratively with other researchers, extension professionals, private crop consultants, the grower community, and stakeholders. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching credit courses on topics described above, contributing to recruitment efforts at WSU Everett, helping guide development of the WSU Everett AFS program, and the mentoring and supervision of graduate students. Other duties include serving on CSS, NWREC, CAHNRS, and WSU committees. The person will also contribute to WSU's strategic focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
By the date of hire, earned Ph.D. in weed science or closely related field, with sufficient depth in a discipline to address the breadth of weed management and sustainable farming systems in NW Washington;
Demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishments in research, extension, and/or teaching commensurate with career level
Demonstrated teaching experience and commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentoring that support social justice, diversity, and inclusion;
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with technical and nontechnical audiences in oral and written forms;
Record of competitive grant success commensurate with career level;
Demonstrated knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques in weed science relevant to applied research, integrated management systems, and sustainable agriculture;
Demonstrated ability to disseminate information using digital media;
Demonstrated commitment to advancing the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS)
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
This is a temporary position expected to end 36 months after date of hire. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Posting Screening Date:
This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin March 6, 2023 and remain on-going until a successful finalist has been identified.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3)teaching statement (one page limit), 4) research and extension statement (one page limit), 5)statement on contributions to diversity equity, and inclusion, 6) copies of official college transcripts, and 7) the names and contact information for three (3) references.
The cover letter should address all of the required and preferred qualifications for the position and include your areas of expertise and research interests.
For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Drew Lyon, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] or 509-335-2961.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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