The Department of Horticulture in the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture seeks an individual who will develop and lead a highly effective and nationally recognized extension and applied research program in weed control in turfgrass, specialty crops, and forestry. This is a non-tenured assistant or associate professor position with a 75% extension and 25% research appointment. This position will provide leadership in horticultural weed control for the state and complement related Departmental and faculty programs in these areas.
This position will be responsible for development and implementation of relevant and up-to-date extension education programs that positively impact Arkansas turf industries, specialty crop producers, and forestry and that strengthen the excellence of local county extension programs in these areas. In addition, this position will develop a targeted problem-solving applied research program and exercise effective grantsmanship in support of extension and research efforts. Extensive travel in the state and collaboration with interdisciplinary faculty, county extension agents, growers, and industry personnel on best management systems; and sustainability will be key to success.
Minimum Qualifications Ph.D. in Weed Science, Horticulture, or highly related field; excellent demonstrated verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications Experience in horticultural extension and applied research; experience in weed management; experience in team collaboration and leadership; experience in effective grantsmanship; experience in using applied research to solve problems; experience with diverse stakeholders.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
About Department of Horticulture in the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System is a comprehensive, publicly-supported higher education institution composed of 18 unique campuses, divisions and administrative units that share the singular goal of serving Arkansas residents and others by developing and sharing knowledge to impact an ever-changing world. The UA System provides access to academic and professional education, and develops intellectual growth and cultural awareness in its students, staff and faculty. The system further promotes an atmosphere of excellence that honors the heritage and diversity of our state and nation. It provides students, researchers and professionals with tools to promote responsible stewardship of human, natural and financial resources in Arkansas and around the globe, and with workforce-relevant knowledge to enhance economic development efforts that improve the overall quality of life and societal well-being.