Assistant Professor of Soil Quality and Sustainable Soil Management



Assistant Professor of Soil Quality and Sustainable Soil Management

Employee Type: Faculty

Position Number: 078583

Work Location: Mt. Vernon

Summary of Duties:
The Opportunity:

This position is primarily research/extension and includes some teaching duties. The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized, integrated research and extension program in the area of soil quality and sustainable soil management, especially as it relates to agricultural systems in Northwestern Washington.

Responsibilities:

The individual will develop an integrated research/extension program and contribute to teaching and graduate student mentoring. The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized program in the area of soil quality and sustainable soil management, especially as it relates to agricultural systems in Northwestern Washington. The incumbent will also teach an upper-division course in agricultural and food systems each year. Opportunities for emphases include, but are not limited to, soil quality monitoring, nutrient-use efficiency, improved rotations and cover crops, tillage practices, biological soil health, and soil tilth. Programs must be based on stakeholder needs and effectively integrate research and extension.

The successful candidate must acquire competitive extramural funding from state, regional, and national agencies and the agricultural industry to support a comprehensive program. The incumbent will disseminate information by publishing results in appropriate peer-reviewed journals and extension media, delivering presentations at scientific conferences and grower meetings, and using the Internet and other modern communication platforms. This person is expected to work collaboratively with other researchers, extension professionals, private crop consultants, the grower community, and stakeholders. Teaching responsibilities will include the course described above and the mentoring and supervision of graduate students. Other duties include serving on CSS, NWREC, CAHNRS and WSU committees.

Required Qualifications:
• By the date of hire, earned Ph.D. in soil science, agronomy, agroecology, or closely related field, with depth in a discipline and the ability to address the breadth of soil quality and management and sustainable farming systems; and
• Demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishments in research, extension, and/or teaching commensurate with career level.

Posting Open Date: 01/25/2018

Posting Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

To apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/36435

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.

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