| This is a 12-month tenure track position with a 25% administrative appointment as Superintendent of the Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center (WTARC) and 75% faculty appointment. |
The Superintendent functions as the primary contact and administrator of the Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center. As a member of the Department of Research Centers, the Superintendent serves as the primary representative and advocate for WTARC, provide leadership toward the WTARC’s mission, empower and enable WTARC staff and faculty to fulfill their roles, and are responsible for developing policies and procedures for the operation and function of WTARC within the mission of the Department of Research Centers. The duties of the Superintendent must reflect current challenges and opportunities. Consequently, duties are dynamic over time. For more information on Superintendent duties, please visit agresearch.montana.edu/documents/Superintendent%20Roles%20and%20Responsibilities.pdf.
The research Agronomist portion of this position would ideally focus on crop nutrient management strategies that can be integrated into agronomic packages that optimize economic and environmental sustainability of agricultural cropping systems, with an emphasis on small grain-centered production systems, but not excluding other crops including oil seeds and pulse crops. Research in cropping systems, precision agriculture or other specialized areas of agronomy that address researchable problems of the “Golden Triangle” region are also acceptable.
Opportunities exist to participate in graduate student education. Securing extramural funds from state, regional and national grant programs as well as the agricultural industry will be expected. Although this is a research position, it is expected that approximately 10% of the scientist’s time will be spent in disseminating research results to growers and 10% to providing service to the Department of Research Centers, The Montana Agricultural Experiment Station, The College of Agriculture, and Montana State University and to professional society or editorial work.
The Department strives to maintain a rich and diverse faculty group, and women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
For additional information and instruction on how to apply, please visit https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/8105.