The Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences in the College of Agriculture at Auburn University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor-Grain Crops Extension Agronomist. This faculty position will be a twelve-month, tenure-track position with a 75% Extension and 25% research appointment. The projected start date is May 1, 2021.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and delivering a nationally recognized dynamic, impactful, and innovative Extension program that focuses on grain crops agronomics and management systems. The individual in this position will be expected to work closely and cooperatively with other crop and soil scientists in the department, as well as other scientists and Extension specialists working within grain crops. This individual will also be responsible for conducting diagnostics in the field and via phone, electronic images, and submitted plant samples. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting an applied research program in grain crops agronomics and production management. Primary crop responsibilities will include corn, wheat and soybean. This individual will also be responsible for Extension and applied research programming on other crops to include, but not limited to, grain sorghum, rye, oats and barley. The research will be focused on evaluation of cutting-edge management practices to increase profitability and sustainability of agriculture in the Southeast. This individual will be expected to collaborate with other Extension specialists, scientists, agricultural engineers, regional Extension agents, and industry partners.