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Assistant Professor and Extension Weed Scientist with Washington State University in Prosser, WA

Type of position We are seeking to fill a 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor rank position.
Employer Washington State University
Description of Employer Founded in 1890, WSU is a comprehensive land-grant university with teaching, research, and extension missions, and one of two research universities in Washington State. WSU is organized into ten academic colleges, the Honors College, and the Graduate School. It has an enrollment of more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students on five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver and Everett). WSU ranks among the top 60 public research universities and is a Carnegie I, Doctoral/Research Extensive University. WSU strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students and seeks to ensure a welcoming community for all. Further information about WSU can be found at: http://www.wsu.edu.
Location Prosser, WA
Description of Location Prosser is located in the heart of irrigated agriculture in the lower Yakima Valley. With over 30 local wineries, and almost 300 sunny days a year, it is a travel destination for many in the Pacific Northwest. Prosser has a population of just over 6,100. To learn more about the Prosser community, visit: https://www.prosserchamber.org
Salary Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent benefits.
Closing date of competition January 21, 2020
Date position available April 1, 2020
Description of duties

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 Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (CSS) course delivery as needed by the department. Other duties include serving on CSS, College of Agricultural Human, and Natural Resources Sciences and WSU committees.

Qualifications sought

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.

Contact for additional information Dr. Drew Lyon, Search Committee Chair, at (509) 335-2961 or drew.lyon@wsu.edu.
Application procedure  
Submit what 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.
Submit to To apply, visit http://www.wsujobs.com. Position # 130574.
Additional Information WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, and a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (see https://advance.wsu.edu/). WSU employs only US citizens and lawfully authorized non-US citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384, TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.
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