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Research Assistant/Associate Professor of Water Quality with University of Illinois in Urbana, Il

Type of position This is a 9-month, academic, non-tenured track professorship with opportunity for summer appointment. This position may become tenure-track at a later date.
Employer University of Illinois
Location Urbana, Il
Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing date of competition March 27, 2015
Date position available August 16, 2015
Description of duties JOB DESCRIPTION:
The incumbent will serve as a member of a broad, dynamic, and internationally recognized faculty in crop agriculture. This new, non-tenure-track position will be in the Department of Crop Sciences, with supported interest from both the Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station and University of Illinois Extension.

The successful candidate will foster the development of water quality improvements through collaborative, interdisciplinary projects involving identified Illinois landowners, producers, and other stakeholders with the goal of advancing those management practices for crop inputs needed to improve water stewardship efforts and outcomes.

Qualifications sought A Ph.D. in agronomic or soil science or a related discipline is required.

Knowledge of field crop production, crop nutrients, nutrient cycling, water quality, and soil and pest management is highly desirable.

The successful applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communications skills; demonstrate clear desire and ability to propose, conduct, and report independent and team-based research; and demonstrate desire and ability to develop a successful Extension program in water quality as related to crop and soil management practices.

Contact for additional
For additional information about the position, contact Emerson Nafziger, ednaf@illinois.edu, Professor and search committee chair
Application procedure Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, detailed statement of research and outreach goals, curriculum vitae, a valid e-mail address, contact information for three references, and certified undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
Additional Information Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).
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