North Carolina - Assistant Professor / Soil Management and Fertility in Sustainable and Organic Agricultural Systems, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, NC State University, Raleigh, NC. Twelve month, tenure track position with a 60% Research-40% Teaching appointment. Salary commensurate with experience. The candidate will develop a research program focusing on soil productivity and profitably in sustainable and organic cropping systems by studying the complex interactions between plant nutrient requirements, timing of nutrients relative to plant uptake, tillage strategies, cover cropping, and integrated crop-livestock systems. Potential research might include: (a) meeting crop nutrient needs with organic amendments or cover crops, (b) improving environmental quality by minimizing nutrient, sediment, and pathogen losses, and (c) mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and adapting agricultural systems to climate change. The candidate will work closely with faculty in Horticultural Science, Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Animal Science at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS, https://cefs.ncsu.edu/), and other stakeholders. Securing external funding to support the research program is required. The candidate is expected to present results at state, regional and national meetings and at CEFS field days and workshops. Publication of results in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals is required. The candidate will teach one undergraduate-level Agroecology course and either one graduate course in soil fertility or an introduction to soils for two-year students. Contact Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton (email@example.com), search chair, with questions. Additional information about the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences found at: https://cropsoil.ncsu.edu/. Applications accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Apply online at: http://jobs.ncsu.edu for position number, #00105694. North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates under Affirmative Action Policy. The University strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply and will consider applicants without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.
Minimum education/experience: Ph.D. in Soil Science, Agronomy, Horticultural Science or closely related discipline with a very strong background in soils. Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals. Experience in soil fertility, nutrient management and/or soil management processes is preferred. The candidate must have a commitment to excellence in teaching, research and extension appropriate to a land-grant university, and be able to communicate and interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators, relevant commodity groups, and the public.
The Crop and Soil Sciences Department is the largest of 12 departments within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at NC State University. The Department is nationally and internationally recognized and consists of a combined 76 state supported and USDA faculty members. The Department offers two Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in the Agriculture Institute, four Bachelor o...f Science degrees, four M.S. degrees, and two Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Current Departmental enrollment includes approximately 150 students in AAS programs, 140 undergraduate students, and 90 graduate students. Research activities are in the areas of agronomy, agroecology, biotechnology, plant breeding and genetics, plant physiology, soil science (chemistry, fertility, microbiology, pedology, physics), turfgrass, and weed science. Research focuses on environmental and crop production issues. The Department’s extension faculty members have active programs in all aspects of crop production and soil science. Funds are provided by state and federal appropriations, contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements. NC State is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their experience, research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.