» Jobs » Assistant Professor- Cropping Systems with Montana State University in Havre, MT

Assistant Professor- Cropping Systems with Montana State University in Havre, MT

Type of position Tenure track 1.0 FTE fiscal year appointment (100% AES funding), 80% Research, 10% Teaching, 10% Service.
Employer Montana State University
Location Havre, MT
Description of Location Montana State University (MSU) Northern Agricultural Research Center (NARC) has 3,000 acres at the main facility and an additional 3,960 acres of grazing land located in the nearby Bear Paw Mountains. The research center has recently completed $3.8 million of new construction and renovation, including a new $2.1 million office/laboratory complex. In the spring of 2014, two center pivot irrigation systems were installed for research and production. A modern research scale greenhouse was funded and designed with construction to be completed in the near future. These facilities support the scientists to conduct both crop and livestock research at NARC which is distinctly unique to MSU. The current research center when fully staffed consists of three faculty, two operation managers, research scientists, 12 permanent support personnel. MSU-NARC is one of the seven research centers that forms the Research Centers Department. Faculty members at NARC conduct independent as well as collaborative basic and applied research projects with faculty at other Research Centers, main campus in Bozeman and other universities. A local advisory board made up of area producers and industry representatives from the five surrounding counties, provides guidance on NARC research priorities. Additional information about the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station, the Department of Research Centers and the Northern Agricultural Research Center may be found by accessing MSU’s College of Agriculture web page at https://agresearch.montana.edu/researchcenters.html
Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
Benefits Benefits Eligible
Closing date of competition Until adequate applicant pool is established
Date position available Upon successful completion of search
Description of duties

Develop an applied field-oriented research program that investigates the cultural practices of major commodity crops in northern Montana as well as alternative crops to enhance overall crop production and enterprise economic potentials. 
The research area may include adaptation and management of alternative crops, precision agriculture technology, and cropping systems for sustainability and economic potential for wheat-based production systems in north central Montana and throughout the region. The cropping systems agronomist may take advantage of the 400 head of range beef cattle in this facility and expand research programming into crop-livestock systems. It is expected this Cropping Systems Agronomist will work in collaboration with the existing variety development and variety test program at NARC currently managed by a full-time professional scientist. The incumbent is also expected to cooperate with other MSU & public-sector scientists, extension personnel, farmers, private industry, advisory groups, and commodity organizations to develop research priorities and assist in developing management recommendations. Expectations for the scholarship include publication in refereed journals and reviewed materials, presentation at scientific and producer meetings, development of extension-related materials, and teaching of discipline-related topics to accommodate student and stakeholder demand. Securing extramural funds from state, regional and national sources, as well as the agricultural industry, is required.

Qualifications sought

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  1. Earned Doctorate in Agronomy, Crop Science, Or Related Discipline. 
  2. Documented experience in cereal and other crop production, cropping systems research, and/or knowledge and experience in precision agriculture.
  3. Demonstrated experience in planning, designing, and implementing field research, and interpreting research results using accepted innovative and strategic scientific methodology.
  4. Established scientific publication record commensurate with training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  1. Documented grant writing experience. 
  2. Post-doctoral experience in cropping systems research and/or precision agriculture
  3. Experience with small grain and alternative crop production systems under semi-arid conditions typical of the Northern Great Plains region of North America.
Contact for additional information Cherie Gatzke at 406-433-2208 or cherie.gatzke@montana.edu
Application procedure  
Submit what To be considered for this position, please upload your current CV and a cover letter outlining how you meet each individual required and preferred qualification.
Submit to Please upload your documents at https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/25441
Additional Information Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: www2.montana.edu/policy/affirmative_action/

This entry was posted in Jobs.

Comments are closed.