Assistant Professor of Agronomy and Extension Specialist in Corn Production
The Agronomy Department of the College of Agriculture, Purdue
University is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant
Professor and Extension Specialist in Corn Production position.
This is a full time (9 month) tenure track position with an
appointment of Extension, applied research and teaching at the
graduate level. Summer salary will be available to support
Extension efforts. This position will address the needs of
the state’s corn-growing farmers that produce 5.2 million acres of
corn with a value in excess of $3.5 billion dollars. The successful
candidate will provide leadership for an innovative statewide
Extension curriculum and research program that addresses important
issues in corn production relevant throughout Indiana and the
Midwestern U.S. This person will develop and disseminate
science-based information to producers, technical service
providers, and government agency personnel using information
delivery technologies most appropriate for the intended audience.
The appointee is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded
research and Extension program that supports graduate students and
publishing in peer-reviewed scientific literature. The successful
candidate should also have demonstrated abilities in classroom
education. Teaching responsibilities include a graduate course in
crop production that might encompass digital and precision
technologies, translation of research to recommendations, crop
diagnostics, or other pertinent topics. Service expectations
include participation in appropriate professional organizations and
on departmental/college/University committees.
The Agronomy Department is a diverse department of 31 faculty,
70 graduate students, and 171 undergraduate students (https://ag.purdue.edu/Agry/Pages/default.aspx).
Eight faculty in the department have significant Extension
appointments and work closely with several colleagues across the
College of Agriculture to conduct research and deliver Extension
programming to farmers and their advisors. Purdue University offers
excellent facilities for research and Extension programming,
including the Agronomy Center for Research and Education (https://ag.purdue.edu/agry/acre/Pages/default.aspx),
a state-wide network of Purdue Agriculture Centers (https://ag.purdue.edu/arge/pac/Pages/default.aspx),
and Cooperative Extension Offices (https://extension.purdue.edu/)
in most of our 92 counties.
The Department is an integral part of the College of
Agriculture, one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural,
food, life, and natural resource sciences and ranked sixth in the
US in the 2019 QS World University Rankings. The College is deeply
committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and
extension), to international activities and perspectives that span
all missions, and to excellence in all we do. The
College has 11 academic departments and includes 300 faculty, 2841
undergraduate students, and 740 graduate students. The College’s
strategic plan can be accessed at https://ag.purdue.edu/plan/Pages/default.aspx.
Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in Agronomy, Crop
Science, Soil Science, or closely related discipline. A commitment
to excellence in solving agronomic issues through research and
encouraging adoption of solutions through communication and
interaction with agricultural and community stakeholders. Excellent
written and oral communication skills are essential and candidates
should be able to demonstrate good teaching skills.
Interested applicants must submit an application packet that
outlines their Extension and research interests, professional
goals, complete curriculum vitae that includes a summary of
academic and other professional experiences, and the names and
contact information for three references. All materials must be
combined into one pdf and submitted electronically via this site
Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2020 and continue
until a suitable candidate is identified. Address questions to Dr.
Jim Camberato at email@example.com. A background check will be
required for employment in this position.
Purdue University’s Department of Agronomy is committed to
advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including
discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address
at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their
experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals
to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue is
an ADVANCE institution – https://www.purdue.edu/advance-purdue/.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals,
including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and
veterans are encouraged to apply.
Location/Region: West Lafayette, IN (47907)