The Assistant/Associate Professor position will be located at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, MS.
Area of Specialization:
Anticipated Appointment Date:
July 1, 2018
Tenure Track Status:
12-month tenure track position
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The goal of this position is to evaluate current field issues, enhance educational opportunities for Delta region clientele, and develop a comprehensive research and Extension program focusing on agronomic aspects of cropping systems. The successful candidate will work closely with producers, consultants, industry representatives, State Extension Specialists, County Extension Agents, researchers, and other related parties to identify and assess agronomic issues and develop strategies to improve profitability and reduce risk associated with soybean, corn, and wheat production systems. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in other research activities in collaboration with current MSU-ES and MAFES scientists. The successful candidate will be expected to garner extramural funding to support outreach and applied research efforts, and present updates and results in appropriate scholarly publications. A demonstrated ability to effectively communicate research findings and troubleshoot problems with growers and consultants is desired. Considerable local and regional in-state travel will be required to adequately fulfill the position requirements. Educational programs should be developed for clientele and County Extension Agents based on needs assessments to include national, regional, state and local county needs. Programs should be developed with curricula that can be delivered and evaluated by the specialist and/or County Extension Agents resulting in measured impacts.
1) Earned Ph. D. in Agronomy or closely related field (ABDs will be considered).
2) A strong row-crop background and familiarity with modern agricultural production practices is preferred.
3) Applicant must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
4) Demonstrated ability of organizational and leadership skills are important, as well as the willingness to address critical issues in a team environment.
ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):
ABDs will be considered.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Applicant must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational and leadership skills are also important.
Instructions for Applying:
Applicants should submit the following documents: i) curriculum vitae (including statement of current position and responsibilities); ii) academic transcripts; iii) cover letter expressing a statement of research philosophy and applicant’s research interests and qualifications; and iv) three letters of reference either online or hard copies to:
Dr. Jeff Johnson, Delta Research and Extension Center, P.O. Box 197, 82 Stoneville Road, Stoneville, MS 38776.
Screening of applications is expected to begin immediately. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
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.