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M.S. Graduate Assistant with University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR

Type of position Graduate Research Assistant
Employer University of Arkansas
Location Fayetteville, AR
Salary $16,000 per year + tuition
Closing date of competition As soon as a suitable applicant is found
Date position available May 2021
Description of duties

This is a degree-track position. Graduate assistants will pursue graduate studies leading to an M.S. degree. Tuition is covered as part of the assistantship.

Duties will include assisting project leader (Dr. Tommy Butts) in conducting field, greenhouse, and laboratory research to evaluate the effects of cultural management strategies (drill spacing, variety selection, and irrigation furrow-width) and herbicide application technologies on weed control in flooded and furrow-irrigated (row) rice. The incumbent will help coordinate all phases of the multi-state research project including trial maintenance, data collection, data entry, and statistical analyses. The successful applicant will also participate in other program related research activities including weed management in rice, soybean, and wheat crops, as well as other application technology research both from ground and aerial spray equipment. It is expected that annual reports and Extension articles will be written summarizing research findings. Collaboration with other disciplines, graduate students, and universities will also be expected. There will be opportunities for travel and presenting at various field days, Extension events, and scientific meetings.

Qualifications sought
  • B.S. in agronomy or related area.
  • Applicant must be qualified for graduate degree program and possess the desire to excel in the classroom and with professional development.
  • The applicant must be able to communicate effectively, both written and oral.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Preference will be given to candidates that have experience in crop production and use of commercial production equipment.
Contact for additional information Dr. Tommy Butts
2001 Hwy 70 E
Lonoke, AR 72086
(501) 804-7314
Application procedure  
Submit what Please submit:
1. a letter expressing goals, background, and experience,
2. a resume or vitae, and
3. all unofficial transcripts.
Submit to Dr. Tommy Butts
Additional Information The University of Arkansas is an AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and applications will be accepted without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.
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