Assistant Professor (Weed Science Extension)

Position Number: 00000204

Primary Function of Organization Unit: Crop & Soil Sciences is a Department with diverse disciplines that encompass research, extension and teaching related to soil science and theory and the genetic improvement, production and utilization of agronomic and turfgrass crops. Research in basic and applied science and the engagement and technology transfer to public and private sector practitioners.

Essential Job Duties: The candidate will develop a nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded research program in weed science focused on weed management in agronomic crops, specifically corn and cotton. Expertise in conducting field research is expected. The successful candidate will be an integral, collaborative, and supportive member of the NCSU Weed Science Program as well as the Crop and Soil Sciences faculty. The focus of this position will be managing weeds in corn and cotton using innovative strategies including cultural practices and herbicides to improve sustainable weed management recommendations to stakeholders. The candidate will develop appropriate extension publications and other outreach tools, will be involved in Cooperative Extension field faculty training in weed management principles and problem solving, will publish research results in the peer-reviewed literature and other appropriate outlets, and will interact with commodity organizations and the agricultural community. Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the University. Therefore, the successful candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is welcoming of all groups.

Minimum Education/Experience: PhD degree in Weed Science, Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Biology, or related discipline is required.

Department Required Skills: Expertise in conducting field research.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Experience with corn and cotton. Experience with weed management.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: n/a

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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