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Assistant Professor with Washington State University in Walla Walla WA

Type of position 12-month, tenure-track, permanent
Employer Washington State University
Description of Employer WSU County Extension – Ag & Natural Resources Program Unit
Location Walla Walla WA
Description of Location Historic Walla Walla is a thriving, friendly community, located in the heart of Southeastern Washington’s beautiful wheat and wine country. Of Walla Walla County’s 813,000 acres, more than 700,000 acres are in farm land. Walla Walla has long been known as one of the most fertile agricultural areas in the nation, producing such crops as wheat, apples, grapes, asparagus, strawberries and the famous Walla Walla Sweet Onions. Although not a large city, Walla Walla pulses with a strong sense of community and culture. Museums abound, as do art galleries, shops, theatrical productions, indoor and outdoor concerts, cafes and restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms. With all four seasons on display, you’ll find year-round outdoor activities, including nearby snow skiing, floating on our rivers and lakes, hiking in the mountains or just picnicking with your family.
Salary Salary is commensurate with the candidate’s academic and professional qualifications and available funding and an Extension Faculty rank of tenure track Assistant Professor.
Closing date of competition Open until filled. Screening of Applications begins 4/1/2020
Date position available 07/01/2020
Description of duties

This position is responsible for leadership, curriculum development, and outreach for agricultural extension programs in dryland agronomy and cropping systems across Walla Walla County and Southeastern Washington. Program emphasis will focus on agronomic crop production, cropping systems, and soil health along with farm enterprise management and decision support systems. This position is expected to conduct demonstrations of research?based agronomic practices, field days, and on?farm research in collaboration with other Extension and Research Faculty. This position will join and contribute to WSU Extension teams to address issues and opportunities of highest priority to area farmers in Walla Walla and other Southeastern Washington counties.


Qualifications sought

Required: Earned Master’s Degree in agronomy, plant science, or other directly related discipline. Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in cropping systems and innovative farming practices; Demonstrated ability to lead as well as to participate in interdisciplinary teams; Strong ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and listening skills in relating to a variety of audiences, including growers, industry representatives, elected officials, and staff, media, and agency representatives.

Desired: PhD in agronomy or closely related discipline; Demonstrated skill in applied research and demonstration methodologies for agricultural practices; Demonstrated success in grant writing and extramural funds development; Documented record of scholarship in subject matter closely aligned with this position; Demonstrated ability for development and delivery of educational programs using a variety of methodologies, including distance education and educational events; Ability to interact effectively with diverse audiences and clientele; Ability to conduct need assessment and integrate such an assessment into program planning, implementation, delivery, and outcome evaluation.

Contact for additional information Todd Murray, ANR Program Unit Director, 509?335?8744, tmurray@wsu.edu or Debra
Hansen, Search Chair and WSU Extension Walla Walla County Director, 509?524?2685, dmoberg@wsu.edu
Application procedure  
Submit what 1) A letter describing how your work experience and training meet the responsibilities and qualifications for this position (Cover Letter)
2) A current vitae or resume (Curriculum Vitae)
3) A copy of official college transcripts (Other Document)
4) The names and contact information for four references (Reference Contact Info)
Submit to To apply visit: https://wsujobs.com/postings/51083
Additional Information WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the 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 http://www.excelinse.wsu.edu/.)

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. 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.edu.

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