The Department of Plant of Plant and Soil Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Mississippi State University is seeking applicants for a Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Research (60%)/Teaching (40%) Assistant Professor. This position will be a 9- or 12-month, tenure track appointment with an anticipated starting date of July 1, 2022. The incumbent will work in concert with faculty and staff from the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Mississippi State University as well as with other departments across campus and other institutions.
The goal of this position is to develop a nationally recognized research program in the area of soil fertility and nutrient management. The successful candidate will study applied soil fertility in economically important Mississippi crops including corn, cotton, soybean, peanut, rice, etc. Desirable areas of expertise include soil fertility and nutrient management and cropping systems agronomy. The successful candidate will work closely with faculty and staff, within the department, across departments, and at branch stations, within Mississippi State University as well as producer and commodity groups. Regional and multi-state collaboration on research projects and the ability to garner extramural funding to support research efforts is expected. Teaching responsibilities include an undergraduate/graduate level practical nutrient management/farming systems course and the development of one to two additional courses as appropriate. Teaching responsibilities may also include other courses in consultation with the Department Head. Active participation in supervising and training graduate students is also expected. The successful candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated experience in design and execution of field and laboratory research. Demonstrated publication experience in refereed journals is critical. Service to the department, college, university as well as professional societies is expected.
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable 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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