Other Employment Opportunities
Assistant/Associate Agronomist | W007404
The person in this position will provide management of agronomic research and delivery of extension programming designed to develop the agriculture in the region to its full economic potential consistent with sound ecological and environmental principles. Research will be conducted primarily in support of and in cooperation with faculty in multiple on-campus departments. Independent research projects are also encouraged. Research topics and extension programming should include irrigated and rainfed resource-efficient cropping systems including corn, soybeans, sorghum, alfalfa, small grains, and new or alternative crops. Soil and crop management including soil fertility, crop variety evaluation, tillage, and weed control will be important parts of the research and extension programs. The successful candidate will serve as a technical resource for producers, consultants, and extension agents in North Central Kansas as part of their extension duties. Expectations also include developing and maintaining positive interactions with local stakeholders, organizing field days and tours, maintaining on going long-term studies at the fields, publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals, contributions to extension publications, and securing extramural funds. Responsible for budget and daily activities of the fields including supervision of support staff. Reports to the head of the Department of Agronomy. The candidate must be able to work in a multi-cultural setting and create an environment that fosters diversity.
Research Assistant | Soil Fertility | W0017096
This position provides a unique opportunity to gain experience in soil fertility and soil testing research and extension activities while earning a Ph.D. in Agronomy. This student will work closely with their faculty supervisor to oversee the daily operations of the KSU Soil Testing Lab. Lab responsibilities will focus on quality assurance, including reviewing lab results and fertilizer recommendations for samples submitted by the public or county agents; Responding to inquiries regarding soil testing and fertilizer recommendations from clientele; Method development and soil test calibration and correlation research to improve fertilizer recommendations. Create an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality and ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.