Kansas – Assistant Professor: Extension Weed Management. Kansas State University seeks an innovative individual to provide statewide leadership for extension weed science programs and conduct applied research on weed management in agronomic crops produced in Kansas. The successful candidate will be expected to develop weed management educational materials based on research results and interact with the private, public, commercial, and regulatory sectors. Serve as a resource person for extension personnel, government agencies, the ag-chemical industry, and the general public by providing timely and pertinent weed management information through electronic media, public meetings, newsletters, bulletins, mass media, social media, and individual consultation. Develop a strong, grant funded extension and applied research program, including the training of graduate students and publication of research results is expected of the position. The applied research program should complement the extension educational goals and objectives to understand crop-weed interactions, herbicide resistance evolution and management, and effective integrated weed management programs. The candidate must be able to work in a multi-cultural setting and create an environment that fosters collegiality, diversity, and teamwork. This is a 12-month tenure-eligible faculty position, 80% Extension, 20% Research. A complete position description and instructions on how to apply are available at: http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/507030/assistant-professor-weed-management. To apply, submit a letter of interest, a statement of vision for this position, resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names and email addresses for three professional references. Screening of applications begins May 6, 2019. Kansas State University is EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required.
Requirements: Ph.D. in agronomy, crop science, botany or related field, with an emphasis in applied weed science. Ability to conceive, plan, promote, and deliver extension educational programs to producers, industry personnel, agency personnel, and extension agents. Ability to conceive, plan, implement and publish applied field-based research. Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English. Demonstrated record of extension and scientific publication and grant writing appropriate for current career development. 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.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: W0049263
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