Assistant or Associate Professor - Small Grains (Tifton, Georgia)

Position ID: 41167
University of Georgia
Agricultural & Environmental Science
Crop & Soil Sciences
Branch Campus: 
Tifton, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Job Description: 


Posting Details
Posting Number F0202P
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor - Small Grains
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at the UGA Tifton Campus 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. The presence of a regional medical facility, additional undergraduate university programs, numerous light industries, as well as public and private K-12 school systems combine to give Tifton the reputation of having one of the highest concentrations of advanced degree holding residents south of Atlanta. Given its location and prevalence of major thoroughfares (e.g., I-75, US 41, US 82, US 319, etc.), Tifton is a major crossroads and a hub for the agricultural industry in the southern coastal plain.

The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is among the best and most established U.S. colleges of agriculture. In its classrooms, its Agricultural Experiment Stations and its statewide network of UGACooperative Extension offices, the faculty and staff of CAES are dedicated to discovering, teaching, and delivering the science required for healthy living to flourish in Georgia. Agricultural and environmental sciences are only as important as the food you eat, the clothes you wear and the water and air around you. To improve the quality and guard the safety of life’s necessities, CAES has gathered world-renowned scientists and exceptional students.

College/Unit/Department website
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Underutilization Minorities & Females
Anticipated Start Date 03/01/2019
Job Posting Date 10/18/2018
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a curriculum vita; a cover letter with qualifications for this position; unofficial transcripts; three letters of reference; and any other information that reflects on professional qualifications. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 15; however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Any questions about this position should be addressed to:
Dr. J. Michael Moore, Search Committee Chair
Dept. Crop and Soil Sciences – UGA

Location of Vacancy Tifton Area
EEO Statement

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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details
Position Information
Faculty Rank Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.)
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.

Position Summary

Assistant or Associate Professor/Extension and Research Agronomist – Corn, Soybean, Small Grain: This position is a 12-month, tenure-track appointment (80% Extension and 20% Research) in the University of Georgia’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. The position will be located with UGA at the Tifton Campus. The successful candidate will coordinate a contemporary program in agronomic management of field corn, soybean, and small grain production focused on the development and delivery of timely educational programs to various clientele including county agents, growers, and industry representatives. The successful candidate will maintain an applied research program supported through extramural funding, publish research findings in appropriate peer-reviewed journals, and participate in graduate student education.

Additional Requirements

To be considered at either the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level, candidates must hold a PhD in plant or soil sciences, or closely related field of study.
To be considered for the Associate Professor level, candidates must demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as a regional or national authority, as appropriate for the position’s duties. This is consistent with UGAexpectations for Associate Professors in Crop and Soil Sciences (For details of UGA promotion and tenure policies, see and

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

• Working knowledge of applied agronomic principles including soil fertility, crop physiology, stand establishment, and harvest management.
• Knowledge of pesticide registrations for field corn, soybean and small grain.
• Knowledge 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.

Does this position have financial responsibilities? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


• Provide team leadership for multidisciplinary UGA Corn, Soybean, and Small Grain Teams for development of educational programs appropriate to field corn, soybean and small grain establishment, agronomics, pest management and utilization.
• Provide assistance to county extension agents through demonstrations, in-service-trainings, meetings, county visits, remote and on-site trouble-shooting and telephone consultations.
• Develop and fund field-oriented applied field corn, soybean and small grain demonstration programs, and applied research programs necessary to resolve basic issues facing grain producers in Georgia.
• Develop an applied research program to resolve basic issues facing field corn, soybean and small grain producers in Georgia.
• Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with agri-business, commodity and livestock associations, personnel with the USDA ARS, and government agency representatives.

Percentage Of Time 100
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Agronomy and Crop Science
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Plant Sciences, General
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