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Corn and Soybean Specialist with University of Tennessee in Jackson, TN

Type of position Assistant/Associate Professor of Plant Sciences; Tenure-track 100% Extension Specialist
Employer University of Tennessee
Description of Employer Department of Plant Sciences, Institute of Agriculture, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN,
Location Jackson, TN
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date of competition open until position is filled
Date position available 1/3/2023; possibly sooner
Description of duties

The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) provide leadership for planning, securing funding, implementing and evaluating a statewide educational program in corn and soybean production that meets the needs of clientele; 2) cooperate and network with county, district and statewide Extension faculty and Experiment Station personnel while working with agricultural producers, agribusinesses, commodity groups, and federal, state, and local government agencies.; 3) organize and deliver effective, timely, research-based Extension deliverables including blog articles, fact sheets, Extension publications, peer reviewed journals, and other appropriate mediums in order to train/educate clientele, and 4) participate in service activities of the Department, College, University, and profession. The expected start date is January 3, 2023.

Candidates who have experience related to corn and soybean production, have demonstrated the ability to obtain extramural funding/grants, and have demonstrated the ability to communicate research-based findings effectively are especially encouraged to apply.

Qualifications sought

Ph.D. in agronomy, crop science or a closely related field; excellent communication skills; ability to travel, work occasional nights and weekends; expertise in crop production, statistical analysis, and modern agricultural practices.

Application procedure  
Submit what To apply, please submit a letter detailing your interest in the position, a curriculum vita, official transcripts, and three letters of reference through http://apply.interfolio.com/109781.
Submit to Direct any questions regarding the position to Dr. Tyson B. Raper, Search Committee Chair, Department of Plant Sciences, traper@utk.edu, 731-694-1387. Screening of applicants will begin Sept 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.
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