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Assistant Professor – Weed Science with University of Georgia in Athens, GA

Type of position University Tenure track
Employer University of Georgia
Description of Employer Department of Crop & Soil Sciences
Location Athens, GA
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Benefits at website
Closing date of competition Open until filled
Date position available Until filled
Description of duties This is a 12-month, tenure track position with a 60% research and 40% teaching appointment. Teaching responsibilities will include developing an active graduate student program; mentoring undergraduate students; teaching several Weed Science courses; and potentially developing a course of interest to the candidate.

The candidate will develop an extramurally funded research program in weed biology. The research focus could be in weed ecology; ecophysiology; modeling weed characteristics, crop/weed interaction, weed invasiveness; seed bank/reproductive dynamics; and/or transformational approaches to integrated weed management. As an expanding field in agriculture, there is critical need for incorporating contemporary management strategies with new innovative approaches as challenges in weed control continue to change; i.e. weed shifts and herbicide resistance. UGA and USDA have an existing team of Weed Scientists that will complement the candidate’s expertise.

Qualifications sought Ph.D. in agronomy (with focus on Weed Science), weed biology and physiology, weed ecology, or closely related field. The ability to attract extramural funding from grant agencies and industry is expected. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in written and verbal communication, interpersonal relationships, and the ability to work effectively with students and colleagues.
Application procedure
Submit what Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by November 1, 2017; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications of the position; current CV; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).
Submit to All applicants must apply online at FacultyJobs@UGA. Please see the job posting at: https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2763

Direct link to the application submission: https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/login

Nominations, questions and/or other inquiries should be directed to Timothy Grey at tgrey@uga.edu

Additional Information The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Effective January 1, 2008, the Board of Regents has enacted a “background check” policy for new hires in the system as a condition of employment. This policy can be found at:  http://policies.uga.edu/Human-Resources/Employment/Employment-processes/Background-investigations/. Upon offer of employment, candidate must complete the “Consent for a Background Investigation” form.
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