The University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources and the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are seeking an individual to contribute to and lead the development of dynamic plant / soil science teaching and extension programs in Arkansas to educate the next generation of farmers and land managers in the mid-south region.
The College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources is home to undergraduate programs in Natural Resources Management (options in forestry, wildlife management & conservation, geospatial science, environmental science, and communications), Agriculture (options in Agribusiness, Animal Science, Plant and Soil Science, Site-Specific Management, and General Agriculture), and in Land Surveying, and offers a M.S. level graduate program with emphasis areas in forest science, geospatial science, wildlife ecology and management, and natural resources management.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative and dynamic teaching program in managed plant/soil science; develop grant proposals and secure funding; serve as an advisor for undergraduate students; and lead and contribute to cooperative extension/outreach to agricultural stakeholders in the region. Teaching duties will include undergraduate courses in plant and soil science in support of the program. This position will actively collaborate with University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Extension faculty in delivering outreach to stakeholders. The tenure-track, 12-month position will carry the rank of assistant professor with an approximate appointment of 80% teaching and 20% extension.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in plant science, soil science, or a related field. Expertise and an applied interest in precision agriculture is desired. Candidates should value high-quality teaching and have an ability to establish extension programs of relevance to stakeholders in southern Arkansas with a focus on row crops and attention to other agricultural commodities. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of excellent written and verbal communication abilities. The ability to work collaboratively with other faculty members and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations is required.
Application: Apply online at https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/job/UAM--Forest-Resources/Assistant-Professor_R0005085 (Position R0005085). Submit a cover letter, résumé, transcripts, a statement of research interest and teaching philosophies, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references (off-list references may be checked).