About This Role: The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is seeking an Assistant Professor (tenure track, 80% extension, 20% research) to develop a strong, innovative extension and research program in precision agriculture to increase agricultural productivity, sustainability, and profitability.
The successful candidate will work with and through research and extension colleagues and industry partners to implement and coordinate a comprehensive precision agriculture program. They will interact with commodity and industry partners to identify, develop, and implement critical extension and applied research programs. Collaboration with research and extension faculty across Kansas and participation in multi-disciplinary, regional, or national initiatives are expected. Training and supporting professional development of extension agents in precision agriculture are expected. The successful candidate will work with agents, producers, consultants, and other industry experts to identify client needs and disseminate Kansas State University Research and Extension recommendations. Applicants will have the opportunity to affiliate with the newly established Institute for Digital Agriculture and Advanced Analytics (ID3A) and participate in new university initiatives across campus.
Why Join Us: Kansas State University Department of Agronomy is a national leader in agronomic extension and research. The university provides strong support for extension and research programs in Food and Agricultural Systems Innovation as well as Digital Agriculture and Advanced Analytics (https://www.k-state.edu/research/economic-prosperity/). Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits
We Support Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.
Worksite Options: This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.
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What You'll Need to Succeed: Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in agronomy, weed science, soil science, crop science, or related field
Proven expertise in one or more areas of precision agriculture applied to agronomic management
Record of or evidence of potential for effective extension programming
Experience in field research with agronomic crops and crop production systems
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
Strong potential for securing extramural funding
Strong commitment to expanding and fostering diversity in the department
Documented experience with cropping systems and management practices relevant to Kansas
Experience in leading or working as part of an interdisciplinary extension and research team
Record of applied research commensurate with current career level and a strong record or potential for publication in peer-reviewed journals
Demonstrated experience in grant writing and obtaining extramural funding commensurate with current career level
Demonstrated skills to effectively use electronic media to communicate technical agronomic information
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
How to Apply: Please submit the following documents:
Letter of application, articulating interest in the position and experience or training relative to the qualifications for the position
Statement of extension and applied research vision and philosophy (two page limit)
Full curriculum vitae
Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
Names, e-mails, and phone numbers for three references
Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Kraig Roozeboom, Ph.D., at [email protected] with subject line: Faculty Search.
Screening of Applications Begins: Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration please apply by March 15, 2024.
Anticipated Hiring Pay Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.
Advertised: Jan 30, 2024 Application Closes: Open until filled