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Turfgrass Weed Scientist

Description of Duties

The Department of Crop and Soil Science is seeking an Assistant Professor for the University of Georgia, Griffin Campus. The position is a 9 (+2)-month, tenure-track position in Turfgrass WeedManagement with 60% Extension, 35% research and 5% service. This position is responsible for developing a nationally/internationally recognized Extension andapplied research program focused on the management of weeds in turfgrass and noncroplandsystems. The position is expected to collaborate with UGA Turfgrass Team members and provide timely, holistic information on weed management in turfgrass and noncropland grass systems. The candidate will have strong credentials in Weed Science that relate to the job responsibilities,including expertise with weed identification and taxonomy. The incumbent should have ademonstrated ability to work collaboratively, secure extramural funding and publish researchfindings and outreach education materials.
Ph.D. in Weed Science, Agronomy, Crop Science, or a closely related field.

Type of position

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)


Competitive salary available with position.


Comprehensive benefits available with position – https://hr.uga.edu/Current_Employees/Benefits/benefits/


University of Georgia, Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science 1109 Experiment Street, Griffin, GA 30223,

Closing Date


Date Position Available

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, mostcomprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and ourcontinual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 publicuniversities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin,Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-timestaff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programsreside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences resides in the College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences, which has teaching, research, and outreach programs at threecampuses across the state: Athens, Griffin, and Tifton. The department has teaching, research,and extension faculty at all three locations which conduct basic and applied research that isimportant to clientele in the state of Georgia and that adds to the body of knowledge basic toagricultural production and environmental management. The Department has faculty withexpertise that can be grouped into three general areas: cultivar development, genetics, andbiotechnology; crop management, physiology, weed management; and environmental sciencesand natural resource management. The Griffin Campus of the University of Georgia lies in the heart of one of the nation’sfastestgrowing areas and is located just 30 miles south of Atlanta’s Hartsfield InternationalAirport (https://griffin.uga.edu/). The research and extension programs at the Griffin Campusfocus on the following areas: turfgrass science; food safety and quality enhancement;biotechnology and genetics; crop and pest management; environmental and natural resourcemanagement; and urban agriculture. The Griffin main campus lies on 123 acres and includesfour outlying research farms. The Crop and Soil Science unit at Griffin consists of 8 faculty and 9support staff, while the Campus has 48 faculty and 109 support staff and houses the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture. The campus also houses a USDA Plant Genetic ResourcesConservation Unit and several other programs potentially useful to this position https://griffin.uga.edu/programs/).