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Extension Weed Scientist - Assistant Professor
Washington State University - Pullman

Date Posted Nov. 26, 2019
Title Extension Weed Scientist - Assistant Professor
University Washington State University - Pullman
Pullman, WA, United States
Department Crop and Soil Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Apr. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Agricultural Extension

Washington State University (WSU) – Extension Weed Science with the rank of Assistant Professor (Position # 130574).

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (CSS) in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University (WSU) seeks a dynamic, motivated, problem-solving leader to join an extraordinary team of research and extension faculty in irrigated agriculture for eastern Washington State. We are seeking to fill a 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor rank position beginning April 1, 2020. The incumbent will establish and lead an integrated and collaborative research and Extension program in irrigated agriculture that serves the needs of clientele in central Washington production areas. The successful candidate must acquire competitive extramural funding from state, regional, and national agencies and agricultural industry stakeholders to support this comprehensive program. The incumbent will disseminate information by publishing results in appropriate peer-reviewed journals and Extension media, delivering presentations at scientific conferences and grower meetings, and using other modern communication platforms. The person hired is expected to work collaboratively with other scientists, the grower community, agronomists, plant breeders, extension professionals, crop consultants, and other stakeholders. Teaching responsibilities will include the mentoring and supervision of graduate students and assistance with CSS course delivery as needed by the department. Other duties include serving on CSS, CAHNRS and WSU committees. Information about WSU CSS can be found at and CAHNRS at Required Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. degree in Weed Science or a closely-related discipline with a research emphasis on weed control and management by the time of hire; Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with technical and nontechnical audiences using oral and written forms. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in field research with a variety of crops, including ability to conduct efficient and effective field experiments (plot establishment, maintenance, data collection, and analysis). Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies; Record of competitive grant success commensurate with career level; Record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and Extension media commensurate with career level; Demonstrated ability to lead and participate/collaborate in interdisciplinary applied research programs; Experience supervising support staff and students; Demonstrated ability to organize and lead interdisciplinary Extension programs; and Demonstrated evidence of teaching and/or student mentoring. To apply, visit and be prepared to submit a detailed letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, a list of four (4) references (include names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers), and a scanned copy of official transcripts to facilitate screening. For questions about the position contact: Dr. Drew Lyon, Search Committee Chair, at (509) 335-2961 or Screening of application materials begins January 21, 2020.


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    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
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Contact Information

  • Dr. Drew Lyon
    Crop and Soil Sciences
    Washington State University - Pullman
    PO Box 646420
    Johnson Hall 115
    Pullman, WA 99164-6420
  • 509-335-2961
  • 509-335-8674


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