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Assistant Professor - Extension Agronomist

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Posting Details



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Posting Number
F1800P


Working Title
Assistant Professor - Extension Agronomist


Department
CAES-Crop & Soil Sciences


About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.


About the College/Unit/Department
The University of Georgia is a comprehensive university with approximately 40,000 students in 18 schools and colleges. The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences resides in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The College operates at three campuses throughout the state: the main campus in Athens, GA; the UGA Tifton Campus in Tifton, GA; and the UGA Griffin Campus in Griffin, GA. The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences has teaching, research, and extension faculty resident at all three locations which conduct basic and applied research that is important to clientele throughout the state of Georgia and that add to the body of knowledge basic to agricultural production and environmental preservation throughout the world. Research in the department is classed into three general areas: Cultivar Development, Genetics, and Biotechnology; Crop Management, Physiology, and Weed Management; and Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management.

The UGA Tifton Campus which includes The Coastal Plain Experiment Station is in south central Georgia approximately 65 miles north of the Georgia-Florida state line, and is representative of much of Georgia's southern half, as well as the southern coastal plain that runs through 9 southeastern states. More than 75 scientists affiliated with UGA (80%) and USDA (20%) are based on the Tifton Campus and work along with more than 375 support personnel to conduct world class research, teaching and extension programs. Tifton, named one of the "100 Best Small Communities in America" and nicknamed "The Friendly City," has a population of 17,000 with 23,000 living in the surrounding county, and a rich agricultural heritage. The presence of a regional medical facility, additional undergraduate university programs, numerous light industries, as well as public and private K-12 school systems combine to give Tifton the reputation of having one of the highest concentrations of advanced degree holding residents south of Atlanta. Given its location and prevalence of major thoroughfares (e.g., I-75, US 41, US 82, US 319, etc.), Tifton is a major crossroads and a hub for the agricultural industry in the southern coastal plain.


College/Unit/Department website
https://cropsoil.uga.edu/


Posting Type
External


Retirement Plan
TRS or ORP


Employment Type
Employee


Benefits Eligibility
Benefits Eligible


Underutilization



Advertised Salary
Commensurate with Experience


Anticipated Start Date
01/01/2023


Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)



Job Posting Date
10/12/2023


Job Closing Date



Open until filled
Yes


Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications received by November 12, 2023 will receive full consideration. Applicants must submit (1) a letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) graduate transcripts; (4) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four professional references that the search committee may contact; and (5) one-page summaries outlining their (a) Extension and (b) Research visions in order to be considered for this position. The selected candidate will be required to submit to a background investigation demonstrating eligibility for employment with the University.


Any questions about this position should be addressed to:
Dr. Scott Monfort, Search Committee Chair Dept. Crop and Soil Sciences - UGA
Email:



Location of Vacancy
Tifton Area


EEO Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).



Keywords: University of Georgia, Athens , Assistant Professor - Extension Agronomist, Education / Teaching , Athens, Georgia

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