Assistant Professor - Nutrient Mgmt Animal Waste
Position Number: 00001903
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 turf-grass crops. Leaders in research and applied science and the engagement and technology transfer to public and/or private sector practitioners.
Essential Job Duties: The candidate will develop a research and extension program that integrates soil fertility with animal manures and other waste stream applications that optimize yields and minimize environmental consequences. Research will focus on the different types of animal manures, in particular swine and poultry, and potentially some other waste streams in order to better refine crop nutrient recommendations. Part of the extension role is to serve on two critical state of North Carolina committees: the Senate Bill 1217 Interagency Committee, which provides regulatory guidance for animal waste regulations, and the Interagency Nutrient Management Committee, which provides technical guidance. Livestock producers using liquid systems (swine and dairy) are required by law to have a nutrient management plan signed by a technical specialist certified by the State of North Carolina. The candidate will coordinate and help teach the week-long training to certify technical specialists, as well as provide support to Cooperative Extension agents who both train new farmers and provide continuing education credits to farmers who are certified waste management system operators. The candidate must be able to provide new research information and communicate soil fertility and animal waste principles to multiple audiences, including industry representatives, government agency staff, Cooperative Extension agents, farmers, and the public. Generation of external funding from multiple sources to support the research program is required. The candidate will be expected to present research at state, regional and national symposia and meetings. Publication of extension results (e.g. fact sheets) and research in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals is required. Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the University. Therefore, the selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is welcoming of all groups.
Minimum Education/Experience: * A PhD in Soil Science or a closely related discipline with a focus on nutrient management, including experience with soil fertility and manure management.
Department Required Skills: * Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate with Cooperative Extension agents, farmers, and the public as well as publish extension publications and peer-reviewed research in internationally recognized journals. * Candidate must have a commitment to excellence in research and extension appropriate to a land-grant university, and be able to communicate and interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators, relevant industry and government groups, and the public
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: N/A
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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