Assistant Professor – Extension Agronomist – Field Corn, Soybean and Small Grain

This is a 12 month, tenure-track appointment (80% Extension, 20% Research) in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, Tifton Campus. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and implement a nationally/internationally recognized extension and applied research program focusing on agronomic management for the production of field corn, soybean, and small grains that ensures profitability and sustainability; develop an extension program that will support county extension programming with in- service training; develop one-on-one relationships with agents and growers while skillfully providing education and problem solving; distribute information via print and electronic formats; participate in county agent/grower programs and interact and cooperate with research and extension scientists; develop and maintain cooperative relationships with the field corn, soybean, and small grain industries, agro-business, commodity associations, agro-chemical companies, and governmental and regulatory agencies to support and maintain the high standard of Georgia crop production. Applied research could include but not limited to: field corn, soybean, and small grain planting date, cultivar, row pattern, tillage systems, fertility, pest management, harvest timing, and seed quality issues. The successful candidate will publish applied research results in nationally and internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals; secure extramural funding for support of an applied research and extension program in field corn, soybean, and small grains; participate in and support graduate education by recruiting and serving as a major professor as well as on graduate committees.

Ph.D. in plant or soil sciences, or closely related discipline, knowledge of plants, crops, and soils, excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills, ability to function independently and with commodity oriented teams of research and extension scientists, and competent computer skills related to information delivery technologies.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Send application package to: Dr. J. Michael Moore at jmmoore@uga.edu. Applicants must submit the following documentation in electronic format: curriculum vita with statement of interest and qualifications for the position; official transcripts; four letters of reference; other information that reflects on professional qualifications.

To assure full consideration, a complete application must be received by December 15, 2016. Further consideration of applicants may continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The University of Georgia is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunity institution and encourages applicants regardless of gender or ethnic background. Effective January 1, 2008, the Board of Regents has enacted a “background check” policy for new hires in the system as a condition of employment. This policy can be found at: http://www.policies.uga.edu/FA/nodes/view/1124/Background-investigations. Upon offer of employment, candidate must complete the “Consent for a Background Investigation” form.

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