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Assistant Professor - Weed Science
Kansas State University

  • Dec. 22, 2016
 
 
  • Screening begins 1/30/2017 until filled.
  • Mar. 1, 2017
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural - General
 
 
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POSITION: Assistant Professor, Weed Science, 12‐month, tenure-track, 100% Research.

LOCATION: Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center, Hays, Kansas (http://www.wkarc.org/research-centers/hays.html). Tenure home in Department of Agronomy, Manhattan (http://www.agronomy.k-state.edu/).

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.


  • Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


 
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  • Milissa Alexander
    Agricultural Research Center - Hays
    Kansas State University
    1232 240th Ave.
    Hays, KS 67601
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  • 785-625-3425 x200
 

 

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