Department of Agronomy

2004 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6101
785-532-6094 fax

Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor | Soil Science | W0007407

The College of Agriculture and Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University seek a dynamic and innovative teacher/researcher in soil science. Primary teaching responsibilities will consist of an introductory course in soil science each semester that includes a laboratory. In addition, the candidate will teach two undergraduate/graduate courses per year in their area of expertise, one of which could be a team-taught course. The candidate will also be responsible for the mentoring and supervision of Graduate Teaching Assistants. Excellent undergraduate advising is an important component of the teaching responsibilities. The candidate will assist in activities and service in support of the undergraduate program. The candidate is expected to integrate their teaching responsibilities with a research program in their area of expertise. The integration will include securing extramural funding to support research and scholarship of teaching. The development of a strong research program includes training of graduate students and publication of research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The candidate must be able to work in a multi-cultural setting and create an environment that fosters collegiality, diversity and teamwork.

For more information, contact Gerard Kluitenberg. Contact phone: 785-532-7215
Available date: 07/01/2014 Position open for application, Closing date: 06/13/2014
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Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist | Wheat & Forages | W0007330

The College of Agriculture and Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University seeks an individual who will provide the leadership for an interdisciplinary team to develop a strong extension and applied research program primarily in winter wheat, but also including forages, for Kansas and the Central Great Plains. The successful applicant will be expected to develop educational programs for a broad clientele of farmers, crop advisors, ag-businesses, and agency personnel including all wheat oriented agencies and the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council. Evidence of extension scholarship, including development and participation in traditional educational meetings and workshops, producing extension publications, newsletters and news releases, and developing or contributing to appropriate websites, social media, and other innovative information delivery methods is expected. Have or develop an understanding and appreciation of the role of the state extension specialist in developing successful state, area, district, and county programs that have positive impact. Development of a strong, grant funded applied research program which complements and supports the extension program, including the training of graduate students and publication of research results, is also an expectation of the position. The candidate must be able to work in a multi-cultural setting and create an environment that fosters collegiality, diversity, and teamwork.

For more information, contact Ignacio Ciampitti. Contact phone: 785-532-6940
Available date: 01/01/2015 Position open for application, Closing date: 09/15/2014
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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.

For more information, contact Kraig Roozeboom. Contact phone: 785-532-3781
Available date: 12/01/2014 Position open for application, Closing date: 10/15/2014
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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.

For more information, contact Lucas Haag. Contact phone: 785-462-6281
Available date: 11/01/2014 Position open for application, Closing date: 09/15/2014
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