Assistant Professor and State Extension Small Grains and Oilseed crops Specialist
Texas A&M University, Soil and Crop Sciences
Location: College Station, Texas
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-056290-1
General Duties and Responsibilities: The Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announce a vacancy for the position of Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist – Small Grains and Oilseed crops located at College Station, TX. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track position responsible for state-wide leadership development of educational programs and materials related to the profitable and sustainable production of small grains and oilseed crops across multiple environments in Texas. The successful candidate will interact with county Extension agents, other Extension specialists, research faculty, and Extension Regional Program Leaders to coordinate successful Extension programming to support small grains and oilseed crop producers in Texas. The position will provide leadership with regional, state, and national commodity groups, serving as a liaison with the industry and linking research and Extension programming with the needs of the small grains and oilseed crops industries. The individual will coordinate the state-wide small grains Uniform Variety Trials evaluating both grain and forage as appropriate.
The successful candidate will also be expected to interact with agronomic research scientists at Texas A&M University, other Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers, and other universities as well as personnel from the departments of Entomology, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Economics Biological, and Agricultural Engineering, and other appropriate entities to develop new knowledge regarding the science of small grains and oilseed crops production. The successful candidate will lead an extramurally funded program, publish results in refereed journals, train graduate students as appropriate and demonstrate leadership in professional organizations and societies and develop a state and national reputation for excellence.