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Endowed Chair of Tree Fruit Soil and Rhizosphere Science
Washington State University - Pullman

Date Posted May 18, 2018
Title Endowed Chair of Tree Fruit Soil and Rhizosphere Science
University Washington State University - Pullman
Department Crop and Soil Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date negotiable
  • Pullman, WA
    United States
  • Research Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
    Endowed/Distinguished Professor
  • Horticulture
    Forest Ecology & Management
    Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences

Washington State University – Endowed Chair of Tree Fruit Soil and Rhizosphere Science (open rank).

The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS) through the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (CSS) seeks a current or emerging leader in soil ecology with a focus in rhizosphere processes to serve as a core member of our tree fruit research and extension team, contributing to an expanding college focus on soil-plant interactions. The Endowed Chair will pursue both basic and applied research, supported by extramural funding, on soil science and soil-root interactions leading to improved orchard productivity, profitability and sustainability. It is preferred that the Endowed chair will be based at the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser. Information about WSU CAHNRS can be found at, CSS at, and IAREC at

Required: Ph.D. in soil science, ecology, horticulture, forestry or closely related field at time of application. Demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishments in soil and rhizosphere science. Qualified for appointment at assistant professor, associate professor or professor rank in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

Please apply online via (Position #121694) with a cover letter, a vision statement that describes how you would serve tree fruit industry needs, current curriculum vita, copies of official graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information for three people willing to serve as references. The cover letter should address, in distinct sections, all of the required and preferred qualifications for the position (including your areas of expertise) and research interests.

Application screening will begin on July 9, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. For questions about the position, contact Dr. David Brown at or 509-335-1859. EEO/AA/ADA

    EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the
    Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability
    and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

    WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner
    accommodation program, and a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (see

    WSU employs only US citizens and lawfully authorized non-US citizens. All new employees must show
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    services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To
    request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services:
    509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384, TDD Callers: 1-
    800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Dave Brown
    Crop and Soil Sciences
    Washington State University - Pullman
    PO Box 646420
    Johnson Hall 115
    Pullman, WA 99164-6420
  • 509-335-1859
  • 509-335-8674


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