Assistant Professor - Weed Science

Position ID: 37159
Location
Institution: 
University of Georgia
College/Div/School: 
Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
Department: 
Crop & Soil Sciences
Position Description
PVA#: 
201700451
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

 

Position Information

Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor

Posting Number

2017_00451F

Posting Type

 

Official Title

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Working Title

Assistant Professor - Weed Science

Title Code

55100

Retirement Plan

TRS or ORP

Department

CROP & SOIL SCIENCES

Salary Range

85000

Job Summary

This is a 12-month, tenure track position with a 60% research and 40% teaching appointment. Teaching responsibilities will include developing an active graduate student program; mentoring undergraduate students; teaching several Weed Science courses; and potentially developing a course of interest to the candidate.

The candidate will develop an extramurally funded research program in weed biology. The research focus could be in weed ecology; ecophysiology; modeling weed characteristics, crop/weed interaction, weed invasiveness; seed bank/reproductive dynamics; and/or transformational approaches to integrated weed management. As an expanding field in agriculture, there is critical need for incorporating contemporary management strategies with new innovative approaches as challenges in weed control continue to change; i.e. weed shifts and herbicide resistance. UGA and USDA have an existing team of Weed Scientists that will complement the candidate’s expertise.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in agronomy (with focus on Weed Science), weed biology and physiology, weed ecology, or closely related field. The ability to attract extramural funding from grant agencies and industry is expected. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in written and verbal communication, interpersonal relationships, and the ability to work effectively with students and colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications

 

Degree Level

Doctorate

Posting Date

09/06/2017

Open Until Filled

Yes

Closing Date

 

Appointment Status

Regular

Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by October 1, 2017; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications of the position; current CV; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant). All applicants must apply online at FacultyJobs@UGA. Nominations, questions and/or other inquiries should be directed to Timothy Grey at tgrey@uga.edu.

 

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
Agronomy and Crop Science
Plant Sciences, General
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
Contact hiring institution for further details.
Position Starting Date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

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