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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. Continue reading