Department of Agronomy

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

785-532-6101
785-532-6094 fax

Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor | Crop Abiotic Stress Physiology | W0041209

The successful candidate will conduct research in the area of abiotic stress physiology of important crops in Kansas, such as wheat, sorghum and soybean, using physiological, biochemical and molecular approaches. The expected areas of research may include, but are not limited to physiological mechanisms that are responsible for tolerance/susceptibility to abiotic stresses, responses of crops to abiotic stresses at the whole plant level, and employing genetic, molecular and biochemical tools to develop solutions aimed at addressing field based problems. Screening of germplasm collections, genetic resources, and identification of genotypes for use in breeding and genetic programs for improvement of water (drought) and temperature (cold and heat) tolerance of agronomic crops will be critical components of research. Quantifying effects of abiotic stresses on assimilation, partitioning, and reproductive development and whole plant responses are needed. 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. The successful candidate will be expected to work as part of an interdisciplinary team of geneticists, breeders, molecular biologists and agronomists in gaining a better understanding of crop responses to environmental stresses with the overall goal of improving productivity of crops. Teaching duties will include two graduate level courses in crop physiology and crop ecology/stress physiology, 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 Mithila Jugulam. Contact phone: 785-532-2755
Available date: 01/15/2015 Position open for application, Closing date: 12/15/2014
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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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