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Assistant/Associate Professor, Small Grains Extension Specialist with Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK

Type of position The Small Grains Specialist is an 11-month, tenure track position. The position will be filled at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level, and applications at each rank are encouraged. ABD applications will be given full consideration.
Employer Oklahoma State University
Location Stillwater, OK
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Closing date of competition 02/01/2019
Date position available 03/31/2019
Description of duties

This position has 75% Extension and 25% research responsibilities and is located on the Stillwater campus. Responsibilities include leadership of a nationally recognized, statewide Extension and research program focused on wheat and other small grains. The successful candidate will develop an externally funded, applied research and demonstration program to improve the agronomic and economic viability of Oklahoma wheat production and oversee the Oklahoma Small Grains Variety Performance Tests. Focus areas can include, but are not limited to, dual-purpose wheat production, physiological responses to management, cultivar development with equal emphasis on marketability and productivity, pest management, tillage systems, crop rotation, intensive wheat management, and strategies to avoid or ameliorate environmental stresses such as drought. Extension efforts will include web-based and innovative information delivery methods, and periodic impact assessment of extension activities is expected. Collaboration with the OSU Wheat Improvement Team, plant and soil sciences faculty, industry partners, and county, area, and state Extension personnel is essential.



Oklahoma produces approximately five million acres of wheat annually, and wheat is the primary grain crop for the state. In addition, stocker cattle graze approximately 30 to 50% of acres during winter months, making wheat pasture an integral part of the $3.4 billion Oklahoma cattle industry. Industry and stakeholder support is strong for this position.



The OSU Wheat Improvement Team was developed as a cross-cutting collection of scientists who work collaboratively to develop, test, and distribute improved wheat cultivars for the southern Great Plains. Wheat varieties released by the Wheat Improvement Team now occupy approximately half of Oklahoma wheat acres, 15% (3.2 million) of southern Great Plains wheat acres, and approximately 6% of the entire US wheat acreage. This position serves as the information exchange lead for the Wheat Improvement Team and is an integral part of determining area of adaptation and best management strategies for candidate cultivars.



Qualifications sought

Minimum qualifications include:

*PhD in Crop Science, Agronomy, or closely related field with major emphasis on crop production

*Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate to scientific and non-scientific audiences orally and in writing

*Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with Wheat Improvement Team members, Extension personnel, and industry partners

*Ability to develop proposals for external funding of extension and research programs


Preferred qualifications include:

*Previous experience in Extension and/or outreach activities

*Evidence of ability to secure external funding

*Experience with effective use of electronic media in extension programming

*Evidence of the ability to publish refereed journal articles and extension publications

Application procedure  
Submit what *A letter of application that include qualifications, associated Extension and research activities, and vision for the position.
*A separate Extension philosophy statement.
*A copy of transcripts
*A listing of three names, with telephone number and e-mail address, for those whom may be contacted for additional information.
Submit to Submit application materials to: https://jobs.okstate.edu (Search by keyword/requisition Req5887).
Additional Information “Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit https:///eeo.okstate.edu.”
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