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Agricultural Research Center – Hays

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Position Announcement


POSITION: Assistant Professor, Weed Science, 12‐month, tenure-track, 100% Research.

LOCATION: Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center, Hays, Kansas. Tenure home in Department of Agronomy, Manhattan.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead an innovative and nationally recognized applied weed science program focused on dryland and irrigated cropping systems in western Kansas. Develop integrated weed management strategies based on a sound understanding of weed biology and ecology; and incorporating chemical, cultural, and mechanical tactics. Particular emphasis will be given to the management of herbicide-resistant weed species. This individual will be expected to develop active collaborations with other public and private weed scientists and agronomists in the state and region. Expectations also include publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner, securing extramural funds for research and capacity building activities, and training of graduate students. Service expectations include sharing expertise at extension workshops and answering questions from producers and agricultural professionals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Ph.D. in weed science, agronomy, crop science, or closely related field with a strong background in applied weed science. Ability to conceive, plan, and implement research in weed management and ecology. Ability to interpret and report results to the scientific community, industry clientele, county extension agents, and producers. Ability to complete research projects as evidenced by publication of the applicant’s graduate research and presentation of scholarly work. Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English. Interpersonal skills that promote interaction in a multidisciplinary context. Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting and create an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality, and teamwork. Preferred: Experience in weed management in semi-arid cropping systems. Demonstrated record of scientific publication and competitive grant writing commensurate with current career development.

SALARY: Commensurate with academic training and experience. Standard Kansas State University faculty benefits.

AVAILABLE: On or after March 1, 2017.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit online a narrative statement of goals and qualifications, a professional CV, copies of graduate transcripts, and the name and contact information for three professional references (http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/500234/assistant-professor ). Screening of applications begins January 30, 2017, and continues until the position is filled.

For additional information:

Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers http://www.wkarc.org/

Department of Agronomy http://www.agronomy.ksu.edu

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required. For additional employment opportunities, please check the K-State employment office website and/or the College of Agriculture job postings.