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Regional Agronomist with Kansas State University in Garden City, KS

Type of position Assistant Professor, Regional Agronomist, 12?month, tenure-track, 80% Extension:20% Research.
Employer Kansas State University
Location Garden City, KS
Description of Location Kansas State University Southwest Research-Extension Center (SWREC), Garden City, Kansas. Tenure home in Department of Agronomy, Manhattan.
Salary Commensurate with experience.
Benefits Standard Kansas State University faculty benefits.
Closing date of competition February 26, 2019
Date position available April 1, 2019
Description of duties

Lead an active and innovative extension educational program in crops, soils, weeds, forage, and rangelands in Southwest Kansas. Support county and district-level extension programs. Develop an applied research program that complements and informs the extension program. Manage the crop performance testing program at SWREC. The overall program should be responsive to the dynamic challenges of crop production in Southwest Kansas and integrate with other subject matter disciplines at the regional and state level. Scholarship of extension includes communication with clientele via public meetings/conferences, social media, web sites, and other electronic means; developing traditional extension publications and bulletins; and interacting and sharing ideas with other extension and research colleagues. Applied research scholarship includes securing grants and publishing in peer-reviewed scientific publications. Service expectations include participation in appropriate professional organizations and on departmental/college committees.

Qualifications sought

Required: Ph.D. in agronomy; crop, soil, or weed science; or closely related field with a strong background in applied agronomy. Ability to conceive, plan, promote, and deliver extension educational programs to producers, industry personnel, and county extension agents. Ability to conceive, plan, implement and publish applied field-based research. Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English. Interpersonal skills that promote interaction in a multidisciplinary context. Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting and create an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality, and teamwork. Preferred: Experience in crop production in semi-arid dryland and irrigated cropping systems including the production of corn, wheat, grain sorghum, cotton, and soybeans. Demonstrated record of extension and scientific publication and grant writing appropriate for current career development.

Contact for additional information Dr. John Holman, Search Committee Chair, 620-276-8286, jholman@k-state.edu
Application procedure  
Submit what Required application documents include a letter of interest, a statement of vision for this position, a resume, and graduate transcripts. The applicant should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Ashlee Wood (awood22@ksu.edu).
Submit to To apply for this position, go to http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/506481/assistant-professor, then select “Apply Now” to create an account and upload application materials in pdf format.
Additional Information Full position announcement may be viewed at: http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/506481/assistant-professor

For additional information access:
Southwest Research-Extension Center http://www.southwest.k-state.edu/
Department of Agronomy http://www.agronomy.k-state.edu/

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.

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