Kansas State University seeks an innovative researcher/teacher in precision agriculture to develop a strong research and teaching program in precision agriculture. This individual will be expected to participate in an interdisciplinary team. Areas of emphases could include site-specific management of crop production inputs, remote and proximal sensing technology, relevant data analytics, GIS applications, geospatial statistics, and the use of small unmanned aerial vehicles in crop production. Opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in Agronomy, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Biology, Animal Science and Industry, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Computer Science, and K-State Polytechnic on crop and forage production, plant breeding, range management, weed science, and soil and water management. Development of a strong, externally-funded applied research program, including the training of graduate students and peer-reviewed publication of research results, is expected. Teaching responsibilities will include AGRON 202 (Intro to Precision Ag Software), AGRON 655 (Site-Specific Agriculture), development of a graduate-level course, and undergraduate advising including participation in student extracurricular activities and relevant academic committees. The candidate must be able to work in a multicultural setting and create an environment that fosters collegiality, diversity, and teamwork. This is a 12-month tenure-eligible faculty position, 60% Research, 40% Teaching. A complete position description and instructions how to apply are available at: https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/505017/assistant-professor-precision-agriculture. To apply, submit a letter of application, articulating experience or training relative to the qualifications for the position, a statement of interest and vision regarding research (maximum of 2 pages), a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, resume and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. In addition, the candidate should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Brittany Green at email@example.com. Reference letters should be sent by the individual providing the reference, with the name of the candidate included in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until position filled. Kansas State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required.
Required qualifications: Ph.D. in agronomy, soil science, crop science, or related field, with a strong background in one or more aspects of precision agriculture. Record of innovative research, with strong potential for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Evidence of excellent skills to communicate in English, orally and in writing. Strong commitment to expanding and fostering diversity in the department. Desired qualifications: Experience in leading or working as part of an interdisciplinary research team. Publications in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with current career level. Strong potential for instructional excellence and effectiveness in teaching, with teaching experience at the college level. Demonstrated ability to inspire and provide leadership development for undergraduates. Demonstrated scholarship of teaching and learning. Experience in field research with agronomic crops and Great Plains crop production systems. Demonstrated experience in grant writing and obtaining extramural funding. Demonstrated skills to effectively use electronic media to communicate technical agronomic information.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with background and experience. Position eligible for KSU unclassified position benefits: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/overview/
Internal Number: W42675
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