Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 012800 - NE MS Branch Exp Station
Location: North MS Area, Northeast MS area, Verona, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Department Profile:

The NMREC is one of four Research and Extension Centers in the MSU System. The Agronomy Unit is located on the Northeast Branch Experiment Station in Verona, MS approximately 50 minutes driving time from the main MSU campus in Starkville, MS. The NMREC is one of the largest of MSU’s 16 branch experiment stations and research units located throughout the state, having a staff of approximately 50 employees, and consisting of approximately 4,500 acres.

Area of Specialization:

Row Crop Agriculture Production/Agronomic Research

Anticipated Appointment Date:

July 1, 2018

Tenure Track Status:

Twelve-month tenure-track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The incumbent is expected to collaborate with other faculty at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center and with research and extension specialists from other locations, as appropriate, to develop an effective research program. Several additional research facilities within the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center provide opportunities to expand agronomic research efforts beyond the Verona site, and numerous collaborative research opportunities exist with scientists at other Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station research locations throughout the state. The successful candidate will be required to provide direct oversight to staff on a research team and effectively manage agronomy unit resources.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Plant Science, Soil Science, or closely related discipline is required. The successful candidate will have a practical knowledge of agriculture, enabling him/her to work with public and private entities and agricultural producers in Mississippi to develop system solutions to practical agronomic crop production issues. Excellent interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills are required for the position. Experience with row crop farm management is desirable.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):

ABDs will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with a minimum of five years research experience in row crop production with a working knowledge of corn, soybean, cotton, and rice production are preferred. Candidates with professional experience effectively managing a research team are preferred.

Instructions for Applying:

Attach to the online application a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, official transcripts of all college and university work, and names and contact information for three professional references. Inquiries can be emailed to Dr. Jane Parish at For more information, contact Jane Parish at 662-566-2201.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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