Auburn, Alabama

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Assistant/Associate Professor - Grain Crops Extension Agronomist

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Job Description Summary

The Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences in the College of Agriculture at Auburn University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor-Grain Crops Extension Agronomist. This faculty position will be a twelve-month, tenure-track position with a 75% Extension and 25% research appointment. The projected start date is May 1, 2021.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and delivering a nationally recognized dynamic, impactful, and innovative Extension program that focuses on grain crops agronomics and management systems. The individual in this position will be expected to work closely and cooperatively with other crop and soil scientists in the department, as well as other scientists and Extension specialists working within grain crops. This individual will also be responsible for conducting diagnostics in the field and via phone, electronic images, and submitted plant samples. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting an applied research program in grain crops agronomics and production management. Primary crop responsibilities will include corn, wheat and soybean. This individual will also be responsible for Extension and applied research programming on other crops to include, but not limited to, grain sorghum, rye, oats and barley. The research will be focused on evaluation of cutting-edge management practices to increase profitability and sustainability of agriculture in the Southeast. This individual will be expected to collaborate with other Extension specialists, scientists, agricultural engineers, regional Extension agents, and industry partners.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in agronomy, crop science, or similar related fields at the time employment begins. Demonstrated experience in grain crop production is desirable, but not required. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues across disciplines and develop a collaborative research and Extension program. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal skills to effectively interact and communicate with diverse audiences. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and to continue working legally for the term of employment.

Desired Qualifications

Previous experience in Extension and/or outreach activities, effective use of electronic media and the ability to develop proposals for external funding of Extension and research programs.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must apply for the position by visiting the link: and attach the following:
1.Cover letter that addresses the experience pertinent to the responsibilities of the position
2.Current curriculum vita
3.Copies of ALL academic transcripts
4.Statement of research interests and accomplishments
5.Statement of Extension philosophy and/or accomplishments

When prompted during the on-line process, please provide names, email addresses and phone numbers for three (3) professional references. Only complete applications materials will be considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply by end of business on January 4, 2021. Review of applications will begin on that date and continue until the position is filled.Questions about this position should be directed to: Dr. David Han, Search Committee Chair, email:

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