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Assistant Professor Agronomist/ Weed Science Specialist

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University Of Wyoming


Powell, WY
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May 15, 2018


Powell, Wyoming


Commensurate with experience


Full Time - Professional


Agronomy, Crop Science



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University of Wyoming, Powell Research and Extension Center, Powell, WY The Department of Plant Sciences within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming seeks applications for an 11-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor – Agronomist / Weed Science Specialist. The appointment will incorporate research, extension, teaching, and service. The incumbent will be stationed at the Powell Research and Extension Center (PREC) in northwest Wyoming but will be expected to engage with extension clientele statewide.

Responsibilities of the incumbent are: Perform scholarly and applied research concentrating on emerging issues in weed management and irrigated crop production in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming. Publish results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and other outlets. Seek internal and external funding to support weed science research and extension. Develop a weed science program with potential for national and/or international recognition. Build an innovative extension program relevant to weed management in Wyoming. Teach course(s) in weed science, seed science, or related discipline as part of the Department of Plant Sciences curriculum. Recruit and train graduate students in the plant sciences. Communicate effectively with Wyoming’s producers, collaborators from UW and other institutions, and agricultural industry to help PREC and Department of Plant Sciences to improve the sustainability of crop production. Serve on committees and advisory boards as needed.

Minimum Qualifications Ph.D. in agronomy, weed science, weed management, or related field at the time of hire; Evidence of potential to design and conduct quality weed science research in crops; Demonstrated experience communicating with producers or other diverse audiences; Demonstrated experience with field crop management and practices used in a research/production setting.

Desired Qualifications A strong understanding of crop and weed biology; Demonstrated efforts to obtain competitive grants for conducting novel research; Demonstrated efforts to develop, deliver, and support innovative extension programs; Demonstrated commitment to meaningful engagement with multiple stakeholders and partners; Demonstrated experience teaching undergrad/grad students and familiarity with distance education.

Required Materials In order to be considered, ALL applicants must apply to the job using UW’s HRMS/Applicant Tracking System.

Complete on-line application and upload the following as one document: cover letter, resume, brief statement of philosophy on research, extension, and teaching, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and contact information for three work-related references. For the successful candidate, official copies of transcripts as well as a criminal background check will be required. Review of applications will begin on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018. Applications submitted late may or may not be considered. Questions can be directed to: Brian Mealor, PhD Chair - Faculty Search Committee Sheridan Research and Extension Center Department of Plant Sciences University of Wyoming Sheridan, WY 82801 (307-673-2647) For general inquires and further information: Telephone: 307-766-3103 or; Fax: 307-766-5549 or Email:;;; The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives. Hiring Statement The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page. Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department. We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check. The Research and Extension Center at Powell (PREC) is a leading irrigated agricultural station that serves the citizens of the region, state and nation. Research and outreach projects include agronomic weed control, irrigation, cropping systems, variety testing, and alternative crops. Powell is located in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming and crop seed production is a major industry here. Due to the seed industry’s need for effective weed management, external support for weed science research is strong. PREC is also home to the Wyoming Seed Certification Service and the Wyoming Seed Analysis Lab and these two divisions routinely work closely with the weed science program. Powell is also the home of Northwest College (NWC), a two-year institution with seven associate programs in agricultural disciplines. NWC students often complete internships at PREC. Elevation of Powell is 4,374 feet and annual precipitation is seven inches. One hundred seventy-five of the 220 acres at the PREC are irrigated cropland.

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