|Type of position
|The Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at South Dakota State University is seeking a 9-month, full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Weed Management (75% Extension, 25% Agriculture Experiment Station appointment).
|South Dakota State University
|Description of Employer
|Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science
|Commensurate with experience
|Closing date of competition
|1 August 2022
|Date position available
|Open until filled
|Description of duties
The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized applied integrated weed management Extension program for South Dakota’s agronomic, horticultural crops, and range/pasture settings related to new and state of the art management techniques. The successful candidate also will provide education to crop advisors, producers, and agricultural processors through workshops, field days, meetings, and establish herbicide demonstration and research trials at multiple locations. Similarly, the successful candidate will work closely with researchers and Extension personnel to build collaborative relationships with stakeholders to identify, develop, and implement research projects that address critical weed problems. The incumbent will develop an Extension focus on weed management approaches that emphasize precision agriculture technologies to optimize crop production efficiencies in a sustainable and profitable manner.
Regional and multi-state collaboration of Extension activities is expected as well as a mass media presence (social media, radio, and television). Securing extramural funds to support a highly effective and team-oriented program is required to support field demonstration and research activities. The successful applicant is expected to establish and maintain close working relationships with university, industry, commodity groups, professional farm managers, state, and federal agencies (esp. USDA-NRCS), and other organizations as appropriate. Publication of peer reviewed Extension materials, refereed scholarly work, and popular press articles is expected. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to graduate student training and a positive campus environment.
|Contact for additional information
|David L. Wright, Head and Professor
|CV, Letter of Application, Transcripts
|SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate Extension programming that addresses the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations, and actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.