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Posted 5 March 2018.

Assistant Professor Weed Science

Job Posting #4252


Description of the Job

Job Title: Assistant Professor Weed Science

Institution: Oregon State University

Location: Corvallis, Oregon

Description: The Department of Crop and Soil Science invites applicants for either a 9-month (1.00 FTE) or a 12-month (0.75 FTE), tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The purpose of this position is to provide leadership in the development, implementation, synthesis, and evaluation of research and teaching programs in weed science and weed management for sustainable agronomic crop and seed-crop farming systems, and increased adoption of soil conservation practices. The faculty member is expected to collaborate with colleagues across the state as well as those in the region working with similar cropping systems. The scientist in this position will provide effective facilitation and technical skills to address cropping system weed problems and opportunities from a sustainability perspective. The incumbent must view success as having developed research that is directly extensible by Extension specialists and county agents to address stakeholder issues. At the same time, they must have disciplinary expertise so that they can effectively interact with colleagues and be an active member of system teams. The focus of this position will be conducting relevant and responsive research programs to solve weed management problems in the unique agronomic field and seed-crop cropping systems of Oregon. On an as-needed basis, the incumbent will provide expertise and support extension efforts. Research will focus on efficient and economic management of weed issues against the backdrop of a variable and changing climate, and conservation of our natural resources. Courses in the field of weed science will be taught at undergraduate and graduate levels.


• PhD in Weed Science, Agronomy, Crop Science or closely related field with demonstrated experience in weed management and applied research.

• Demonstrated experience in weed science as related to cropping systems and skills to independently conduct and manage all field operations related to an active field research program.

• Demonstrated ability to effectively teach at undergraduate and graduate levels.

• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team as an effective team member; work and communicate with colleagues.

• Demonstrated scientific writing and technical presentation skills.

• Demonstrated potential to obtain extramural funding for program operations, development and enhancement.

• Ability and interest in developing and delivering educational materials to diverse audiences.

• Ability to obtain and maintain licensure by the Oregon Department of Agriculture as a Pesticide Consultant.

• Vehicle access is required. This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.

• Travel is necessary due to the combination of office and field work.

Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience

Deadline for Application: 4/4/2018

Description of Institution

Institution: Oregon State University

Institution Description: Crop and Soil Science Department

Institution Website:

Point of Contact for this Job Posting

Name: Andrew Hulting

Institution: Crop and Soil Science Department

Address: 107 Crop Science Bldg.

City: Corvallis

State: Oregon

Zip Code: 97331

Country: USA


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