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Assistant Professor – Weed Science with Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS

Type of position The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Mississippi State University is seeking applicants for a Research (65%)/Teaching (35%) Assistant Professor. This position will be a 9- or 12-month tenure track appointment with a starting date on or after January 1, 2022. The incumbent will work in concert with faculty and staff from the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Mississippi State University and other departments across campus and other institutions.
Employer Mississippi State University
Description of Employer Mississippi State University is Mississippi’s senior comprehensive land-grant institution and has the largest on-campus enrollment (>22,000) of the eight state institutions of higher learning. All components of the university have a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service. The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences has 31 on- and 26 off-campus faculty members engaged in teaching, research, and extension and/or service programs, most of who carry joint appointments. The programs are supported by state-of-the-art laboratories, equipment, and trained support and professional staff. The department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Agronomy, Horticulture, or Environmental Sciences in Agricultural Systems, with Master’s or Doctoral graduate students concentrating in Agronomy, Horticulture, or Weed Science.
Location Starkville, MS
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date of competition Open until filled
Date position available January 1, 2022
Description of duties The goal of this position is to develop a nationally recognized research program in weed science.  The successful candidate will conduct applied weed science research on economically important Mississippi crops, including corn, cotton, soybean, peanut, etc.Desirable aresa of expertise include methodologies, tools, techniques, and/or concepts of weed science and these concepts as they pertain to precision agriculture.  Regional and multi-state collaboration on research projects is expected as well as the ability to garner extramural funding to support research efforts.  The successful candidae will work closely with faculty and staff with multiple departments at Mississippi State University.  Teachin responsibilities will include an undergraduate junior-level introduction to weed science course and a split-level weed biology and ecology course.  Active participation in supervising and training graduate students is expected.  The successful candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated experience in design, execution, and statistical analyses of field and laboratory research.  Demonstrated publication experience in refereed journals is critical.  Service to the department, college, university as well as as professional societies is expected.
Qualifications sought Earned Ph.D. in weed science, agronomy, plant physiology/ecology, or a closely related field from an accredited insstitution of higher learning is required.  Students who are ABD will be considered.  A strong familiarity of row crop production with modern agricultural practices is preferred.  Teaching experience is highly desirable.  Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills.  Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills are important and the willingness to address issues in a team environment.  
Contact for additional information Extension/Research Professor
Delta Research and Extension Center
jason.bond@msstate.edu
Office – (662)-686-3282
Application procedure  
Submit what A letter of application, personal C.V., and names/addresses/emails of at least four (4) professional references should be included with summation
Submit to Applicants must apply online at www.jobs.msstate.edu. Additionally, a letter of application, personal C.V., and names/addresses/emails of at least four (4) professional references.
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