Faculty Assistant / Associate Professor of Corn and Emerging Crop Production Systems
The selected individual is expected to establish a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research and extension program focused on corn and emerging crops. The applicant will provide statewide, regional, and national leadership in support of Ohio State University Extension’s Agronomic Crops Team (http://agcrops.osu.edu), which develops and disseminates current science-based information and technologies aimed at improving sustainability of agronomic crop production systems. The selected individual is expected to interact with producers, industry representatives, and producer organizations and with state and regional agencies as appropriate to facilitate technology transfer and adoption of recommended agronomic practices. Research efforts may include but are not limited to the following areas: resource-efficient and environmentally compatible cropping systems, crop stress management, cropping system response to climate change, nutrient and water use efficiency, field evaluation of transgenic traits, seed treatments, grain quality and use, and production practices for emerging crops entering bio-based industries or with food-grade uses. The successful candidate will also supervise the Ohio Corn Performance Testing Program (https://u.osu.edu/perf/), advise graduate students, supervise undergraduate research projects, and attract extramural funding to support research and extension programs. The teaching expectation is to instruct one three-credit undergraduate class per academic year.
The minimum qualification for this position is an earned Ph.D. in agronomy or a closely related discipline. Desirable qualifications include knowledge of corn and emerging crop production systems; successful grant writing experience; experience in teaching undergraduate courses and advising graduate students; experience interacting with stakeholders, producers, and industry personnel.
Review of applicants will begin on March 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The site for applications and submission of materials is https://osujoblinks.com/n4qe. Please include the following documents for the application: a) cover letter; b) curriculum vitae; c) copy of academic transcripts; d) statement of teaching philosophy; e) statement of philosophy of diversity and inclusion; f) one page statement of future research plans; g) contact information for 3 professional references.
Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen, physical, or psychological screening may be required during the post offer process.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis under the law. Employment at Ohio State requires the successful completion of a background check.