Assistant Professor

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant Professor

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with Experience

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week

Job Location:

Plymouth, NC

Department :

Crop and Soil Sciences

About the Department:

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences encompasses diverse disciplines in research extension and teaching. The department’s mission is to develop future leaders in crop, soil, and environmental sciences, improve crop plants and products, devise effective and sustainable crop production systems, devise effective and sustainable soil management techniques in both agriculture and urban settings; and disseminate crop, soil, and environmental science knowledge for the benefit of users and producers of food, feed turf, biofuels and fiber in North Carolina, the nation and the world.

Essential Job Duties:

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce recruitment for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with formal appointments in extension (70%) and research (30%).

We seek an applied soil management specialist to provide an extension and research program supporting cropping system decisions, including tillage, and application of spatial technologies for major field crops in eastern North Carolina (coastal plain). The research and extension focus of this position, located at Plymouth, will include both research station and on-farm field trials. A geospatial component to soil management is essential as digital tools and technologies are emerging rapidly. As cropping systems change, new spatial technologies will require applied research and extension to ensure best soil management for optimal crop yields and economic return while safeguarding soil health and water quality. Additionally, salt water intrusion and flooding effects on soil productivity are and will be an increasingly important part of this position. Other emerging issues such as carbon sequestration and effects of conservation tillage systems require research and extension as carbon markets are developing and being marketed to farmers in this region.

Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and thus are university goals. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.

Other Responsibilities:

This position will join interdisciplinary teams of scientists in the Plant Sciences Building focusing in areas like plant improvement and data-driven plant science.

Other duties as assigned and determined by the department head.

Minimum Education and Experience:

PhD in Soil Science, Agronomy, or related field.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have excellent written and communication skills with demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed research in internationally recognized journals.
  • Applied research experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in coastal plain or tidewater research including rebuilding after storm surges and flooding.
  • Previous successful experience in obtaining extramural funding.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

  • Valid NC Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire.

Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

In addition to your application, please submit the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information (names, email addresses, telephone numbers) for at least three professional references.

Position Number:


Position Type:

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

110901 - Crop and Soil Sciences


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.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 3/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time