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Corn and Emerging Crop Production Systems Agronomist with The Ohio State University in Columbus or Wooster campus

Type of position Assistant or Associate professor, tenure track, 9-month
Employer The Ohio State University
Description of Employer For 150 years, The Ohio State University’s campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. The university’s main campus is one of America’s

largest and most comprehensive. As one of the nation’s top 20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio. Ohio State faculty and staff contribute in significant ways to transform themselves and the world.

Location Columbus or Wooster campus
Salary Negotiated
Closing date of competition 02/14/2021
Date position available Immediately
Description of duties

The selected individual is expected to establish a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research and extension program focused on corn and emerging crops. The applicant will provide statewide, regional, and national leadership in support of Ohio State University Extension’s Agronomic Crops Team (http://agcrops.osu.edu), which develops and disseminates current science-based information and technologies aimed at improving sustainability of agronomic crop production systems. The selected individual is expected to interact with producers, industry representatives, and producer organizations and with state and regional agencies as appropriate to facilitate technology transfer and adoption of recommended agronomic practices. Research efforts may include but are not limited to the following areas: resource-efficient and environmentally compatible cropping systems, crop stress management, cropping system response to climate change, nutrient and water use efficiency, field evaluation of transgenic traits, seed treatments, grain quality and use, and production practices for emerging crops entering bio-based industries or with food-grade uses. The successful candidate will also supervise the Ohio Corn Performance Testing Program (https://u.osu.edu/perf/), advise graduate students, supervise undergraduate research projects, and attract extramural funding to support research and extension programs. The teaching expectation is to instruct one three-credit undergraduate class per academic year.

Qualifications sought

The minimum qualification for this position is an earned Ph.D. in agronomy or a closely related discipline. Desirable qualifications include knowledge of corn and emerging crop production systems; successful grant writing experience; experience in teaching undergraduate courses and advising graduate students; experience interacting with stakeholders, producers, and industry personnel.

Contact for additional information Dr. Kent Harrison, harrison.9@osu.edu
Application procedure  
Submit what Please include the following documents for the application: a) cover letter; b) curriculum vitae; c) copy of academic transcripts; d) statement of teaching philosophy; e) statement of philosophy of diversity and inclusion; f) one page statement of future research plans; g) contact information for 3 professional references.
Submit to Application materials should be sent electronically to search committee chair, Dr. Kent Harrison, harrison.9@osu.edu
Additional Information The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
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