Assistant Professor/Extension and Research Agronomist
University of Georgia
Location: Tifton, Georgia
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Salary: Based on experience
Internal Number: F0991P
Classification Title: Assistant Professor Contract Type: Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status: Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications: A PhD in plant or soil sciences or related field of study
Position Summary The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (https://cropsoil.uga.edu/) at UGA is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual to develop an Extension and Research program in the area of agronomy for corn, soybean, and small grain production. This position is a 9-month academic year (80% Extension and 20% Research) Tenure Track appointment with a guarantee of two months of summer salary. The successful candidate will coordinate a contemporary program in agronomic management of field corn, soybean, grain sorghum, small grain (wheat, barley, oats, rye) other minor acreage grain crops (sunflower, canola, sesame, etc.) production focused on the development and delivery of timely educational programs to various clientele including county Extension agents, growers, and industry representatives. The successful candidate will also maintain an applied research and Extension program supported through extramural funding, publish research findings in appropriate peer-reviewed journals, popular press, and participate in graduate student education.
The position will be located on the UGA Tifton Campus. The UGA Tifton Campus which includes The Coastal Plain Experiment Station is located in south central Georgia approximately 65 miles north of the Georgia-Florida state line, and is representative of much of Georgia’s southern half, as well as the southern coastal plain that runs through 9 southeastern states. More than 75 scientists affiliated with UGA (80%) and USDA (20%) are based on the Tifton Campus and work along with more than 375 support personnel to conduct world class research, teaching and extension programs. Tifton, named one of the “100 Best Small Communities in America” and nicknamed “The Friendly City,” has a population of 17,000 with 23,000 living in the surrounding county, and a rich agricultural heritage.
Applicants must submit: (1) a letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) graduate transcripts; (4) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four professional references that the search committee may contact; and (5) one-page summaries outlining their (a) Extension and (b) Research visions in order to be considered for this position. The selected candidate will be required to submit to a background investigation demonstrating eligibility for employment with the University.
Applications received by November 12, 2021, will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The preferred start date is January 1, 2022.
Please submit application or questions regarding position to: Dr. Scott Monfort, Search Committee Chair Dept. Crop and Soil Sciences – UGA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to: Dr. Scott Monfort, Search Committee Chair Dept. Crop and Soil Sciences – UGA Email: email@example.com
A PhD in plant or soil sciences or related field of study.
Working knowledge of applied agronomic principles including soil fertility, crop physiology, stand establishment, and harvest management.
Knowledge of pesticide registrations for grain crops.
Candidate should be knowledgeable of pesticide modes of action, weed, insect and pathogen management, and the mechanisms of resistance prevention and development.
Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
Ability to function independently and with commodity-oriented teams of extension and research scientists.
Competent computer skills related to data analyses and information delivery technologies.