Assistant Professor in Forage Extension
Appointment Type: Faculty
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in forage extension. We are looking for a candidate interested in applying their skills to study the opportunities and challenges of a sustainable and productive forage-livestock system in Iowa. This position is a 12-month appointment and has primary responsibilities in extension (at least 60%), with secondary responsibilities in research and teaching. The successful applicant must have written and verbal communication skills and other abilities necessary to develop a strong extension and teaching program. Relevant research areas in forage systems may include, but are not limited to, production, utilization, and economic issues related to adoption and use of pastures, annual and perennial forages in extended rotations with grain crops, and in hay, silage or grazing systems. The research and extension program should focus on issues that increase the profitability and sustainability of forage use by farmers. Teaching will include instruction of Forage Crop Management (AGRON 334) an undergraduate course taught one semester each year.
This position offers significant opportunities for collaboration and the incumbent will be expected to develop strong interdisciplinary research teams with faculty in agronomy, animal science and related departments on the ISU campus, allied research organizations such as USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agricultural and the Environment, private industry, commodity organizations, and other state and national partners.
- Develop extension programming focused on issues important to farmers, including but not limited to environmental benefits, profitability and sustainability of forage use by farmers
- Teach Forage Crop Management (AGRON 334), an undergraduate course taught one semester each year
- Conduct research in areas relevant to forage systems including but not limited to production, utilization, sustainability and economic topics related to adoption and use of pastures, annual and perennial forages+
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in agronomy, crop science, range science, or closely related field.
- Experience in extension, research and/or teaching related to forage-livestock systems
- Experience in conducting field days, workshops, or talks to stakeholders such as forage/pasture growers, livestock producers, and agribusiness audiences
- Demonstrated ability to publish research applicable to both the scientific community and outreach clientele
- Evidence of collaboration and interdisciplinary teamwork
If you are passionate about agriculture and don’t satisfy all the preferred qualifications, please apply. We’d appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.
Department/Program & College Description:
Iowa State University (www.iastate.edu) is a comprehensive, Land Grant, Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Iowa State University is located in Ames, Iowa, a community of nearly 60,000, recently ranked as one of the most livable small cities in the nation. The university enrolls nearly 30,000 students and is committed to achieving inclusive excellence through a diverse workforce.
The Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University is a premier agronomy department, that offers BS and MS degrees in Agronomy, and MS and PhD degrees in Agricultural Meteorology, Crop Production and Physiology, Plant Breeding, and Soil Science. We value the land grant mission and take pride in our teaching, research, and extension missions. We believe that a diversity of thoughts, ideas, and people enrich our culture and enhances our ability to achieve our land grant mission. To that end, we welcome candidates from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to apply.
Iowa State strives to be a university that cultivates a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where students, faculty, and staff flourish. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourage applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status.
Department Unit/Website: https://www.agron.iastate.edu/
All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, university policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.
Proposed Start Date: March 1, 2023
Number of Months Employed Per Year: 12 Month Work Period
Time Type: Full time
To apply for this position, visit https://isu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/IowaStateJobs/job/Ames-IA/Assistant-Professor-in-Forage-Extension_R10244
Complete the employment application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following documents:
- resume/curriculum vitae
- letter of application/cover letter
- statement of extension philosophy
- statement of teaching philosophy
- statement of research interests
- diversity and inclusion statement
- contact information for three references
If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Dr. Kendall R. Lamkey at [email protected] or call 515-294-7636.
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email [email protected] or call 515-294-4800 or toll free: 1-877-477-7485.
Application Deadline: January 1, 2023
Why Choose ISU?
Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
- Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;
- Generous leave plans;
- Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);
- Life insurance and long-term disability;
- Flexible Spending Accounts;
- Various voluntary benefits and discounts;
- Employee Assistance Program;
- Wellbeing program.
Job Requisition Number: R10244
By focusing on the future and providing the best student experience possible, Iowa State attracts students and faculty who want to make a difference. With a comprehensive land-grant mission of education, research, extension and outreach, we produce scholars whose ideas change the world. And through Innovate at Iowa State, we provide innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Located just 30 minutes north of Des Moines, the city of Ames was recently named one of the Top 10 cities in the U.S. for campus life and career opportunities.
Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University's Principles of Community.
All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email [email protected].