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Assistant Professor – Weed Ecology/Ecophysiology with Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK

Type of position The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences in the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a tenure-track, 11-month faculty position on the main campus in Stillwater, OK in the area of weed science.
Employer Oklahoma State University
Location Stillwater, OK
Salary Commensurate
Closing date of competition March 20, 2023
Date position available August 2023
Description of duties

The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized collaborative, and externally funded, impactful research program in weed biology, ecology/ecophysiology, and sustainable management. This position will create improved understanding of weed-crop dynamics in response to seed and plant ecophysiology and epigenetics within a changing climate.  Research areas could include: improved understanding of weed biology and crop competition; development of ecological approaches to adapting cropping communities to abiotic and biotic stresses; landscape scale modeling of weed population dynamics in response to climate change; developing alternative, ecologically-based and non-chemical approaches for herbicide resistant weeds, weed seedbank management, and crop competitiveness.  Teaching expectations include an undergraduate course on the principles of weed science with a corresponding hands-on lab including applied activities and other undergraduate or split-level courses in topics such as weed ecology, weed: crop interactions, herbicide physiology, or other courses in the area of the candidate’s expertise.  The successful candidate will actively contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning within the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.  The successful candidate will explore and foster multidisciplinary collaborations internally and externally and engage with stakeholders and associated organizations. Success in pursuit of external funding for research activities is expected. The successful candidate will contribute to a positive work environment and collegiality among peers.

Qualifications sought

Minimum qualifications include: a Ph.D. in Weed Science, Crop Science, Crop Ecology or a closely related field. Applicants must have excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with scientific and non-scientific audiences both orally and in writing.  Applicants must be committed to working effectively and collaboratively with faculty in the department and across the division.  Applicants must have the ability to identify and aggressively pursue external funding and demonstrate the ability to publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.  Applicants must have evidence of teaching experience.  Preferred qualifications include evidence of ability to secure external funding from competitive national funding sources, expertise in weed control monitoring, weed biology, ecology and/or crop: weed interactions. Preference will be given to those with evidence of teaching excellence.

Contact for additional information Questions can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Todd Baughman ([email protected]) or Dr. Wade Thomason, PSS Department Head ([email protected], or 405.744.6426).
Application procedure  
Submit what Formal applications are via electronic submission at https://jobs.okstate.edu; search for req13041.
To apply, candidates should submit: (a) a letter of application that includes qualifications, associated research and teaching activities, statement of research interest and statement of teaching philosophy; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) official academic transcripts from their degree granting institutions; (d) names and contact information of three professional references.
Submit to Formal applications are via electronic submission at https://jobs.okstate.edu; search for req13041.