Assistant Professor | Precision Agriculture | W0042675
The College of Agriculture and Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University seeks an innovative researcher/teacher in precision agriculture. Potential areas of research emphases could include applications of precision agriculture technologies in crop production and crop improvement, the development of small unmanned aerial systems for crop management and scouting, sensor technology and image analysis in relation to identifying crop stresses, geospatial technologies and modeling, and acquisition and management of large data sets. Cross-disciplinary collaborative research opportunities exist with other disciplines within Agronomy as well as with other departments in the College of Agriculture and the University. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, grant funded research program, including the training of graduate students and publication of research results in high-impact journals. Teaching duties will include an upper-level course in site-specific agriculture, another 3-credit course to be determined, and undergraduate advising including participation in student extracurricular activities and relevant academic committees. The candidate must be able to work in a multi-cultural setting and create an environment that fosters collegiality, diversity, and teamwork.
Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist | Agronomy | W0011628
The person in this position is responsible for providing leadership for extension educational programs in crops, soils, weeds, forage, and rangelands in Southwest Kansas, which includes an ability to plan, design, implement, provide training, evaluate, and market extension educational programs. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a cooperative extension and applied research program in agronomy with an interdisciplinary team of extension specialists and research scientists. Irrigated and dryland crops produced in the area are key to the beef industry and the expanding swine and dairy operations in the region. Cropping systems management is taking on an ever more important role in sustaining economic growth in the region despite the declining Ogallala Aquifer. The program should be responsive to the issues and needs of the people of Southwest Kansas, integrate with other subject matter disciplines at the area and state level, and meet expectations of extension-related scholarship and applied research. Extension scholarship includes development of traditional extension publications and bulletins; interaction with extension and research colleagues; and communication with clientele via public meetings/conferences, web sites, and electronic means. Development of a strong, grant funded, applied research program that complements the extension educational goals and objectives is also an expectation of the position. While the emphasis of the program should be on issues relevant to southwest Kansas there is an expectation that some of the programming will have a state, regional or national impact. The candidate must be able to work in a multi-cultural setting and create an environment that fosters collegiality, diversity, and teamwork.
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