|Type of position
|Tenure-track 12-month appointment, Assistant Professor
|Kansas State University – Agronomy Dept
|Description of Employer
|Why Join Us:
Kansas State University Department of Agronomy is a national leader in agronomic education and research. The university provides strong support for research programs in Food and Agricultural Systems Innovation as well as Digital Agriculture and Advanced Analytics (https://www.k-state.edu/research/economic-prosperity/).
|commensurate with experience
|Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits
|Closing date of competition
|For best consideration, apply by July 1, 2022
|Date position available
|beginning Fall 2022 semester (August 2022)
|Description of duties
Assistant Professor – Crop Science teaching (70%) and research (30%). The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is seeking an individual to develop an exemplary and innovative teaching and research program in crop science. Primary teaching responsibilities consist of an introductory course in crop science that includes a laboratory (AGRON 220) in fall and spring semesters, a plant and seed identification/seed analysis course (AGRON 350) in spring, and one additional course in their area of expertise. Teaching responsibilities also include coaching the Crops Judging and NACTA Contest Teams, youth programming and recruitment, undergraduate advising, and advising the departmental undergraduate student club associated with the national organization (SASES) within ASA/CSSA/SSSA. The incumbent is expected to integrate their teaching responsibilities with an externally-funded research program in their area of expertise, training graduate students, and publishing peer-reviewed scholarly work in both research and teaching/learning. The research focus can include any discipline within agronomy and should capitalize on opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration as part of the university’s strategic initiatives in Food and Agriculture Systems Innovation and in Digital Agriculture and Advanced Analytics. The candidate must be able to work in a multicultural setting and create an environment that fosters collegiality, diversity, and teamwork.
|Contact for additional information
|Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Anita Dille at [email protected] with subject line: Crop Science Faculty Search.
|Please submit the following documents: (to online application site)
Letter of application articulating experience or training relative to the qualifications for the position
A two-page statement of teaching interest and philosophy
A one-page statement of research interest and vision
A one-page statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Full curriculum vitae
Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
Names, e-mails, and phone numbers for three references
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