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Assistant Professor/ Crop Production and Management Specialist (Alternative Crops)
North Carolina State University

Date Posted May 10, 2019
Title Assistant Professor/ Crop Production and Management Specialist (Alternative Crops)
University North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC, United States
Department Crop & Soil Sciences
Application Deadline Until a suitable candidate is identified
Position Start Date When suitable candidate is identified
  • Assistant Professor
  • Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural Extension

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce recruitment for a tenure-track Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist with formal appointments in Research (20%) and Extension (80%).

This faculty position will provide outreach and research support for new and emerging crops in agricultural production systems across North Carolina. This position will address the needs of clientele by developing applied agronomic information for emerging crops absent of dedicated specialists at the University level. This would include, but is not limited to, biofuel grasses and oilseeds, clary sage, and hemp.

Applied research will be conducted within the Research Station system and on-farm as necessary to evaluate the various agronomic production practices including but not limited to variety selection, planting practices, soil fertility, plant nutrition, crop physiology, weed science, and seedling production (where appropriate). Information obtained from valid field trials will be incorporated into a visible Extension program that works closely with County Agents and existing Extension Programs in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences to facilitate county-based meetings as well as field demonstrations and other training events.

The candidate will be expected to work closely with faculty in other departments to assist in dissemination of integrated pest management strategies to growers and other clientele. Generation of extramural funding from multiple sources to support extension and applied research programs is required. The successful candidate will be expected to present data at state, regional and national symposia and meetings. Publication of applied research results in peer-reviewed journals is required. The successful candidate will advise graduate students, and serve on graduate student committees.

Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and thus are university goals. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.

  • NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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Contact Information

  • Keith Edmisten
    Crop & Soil Sciences
    North Carolina State University
    4208 Williams Hall
    101 Derieux Place
    Raleigh, NC 27695-7620
  • 9195154069


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