Assistant/Associate Professor Agronomy/Crop Science
Western Illinois University
Location: Macomb, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Salary: Salary competitive
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 1
APPOINTMENT: Tenure-track appointment beginning August 2024
RESPONSIBILITIES: For appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor, the successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including (but not limited to): teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Crop Science, Integrated Pest Management, Field and Forage Crops Production, Weed Science, Crop Physiology; Entomology; or Plant Pathology in Agriculture. Additional courses may be developed, depending on the candidate’s interests and training. The individual is expected to communicate and interact with the agricultural community and conduct crop production-based research.
This is a nine-month full time tenure track appointment with the potential for summer teaching and research opportunities.
RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with salary commensurate with training and experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http:/www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/
1) a letter of application (The letter of application should include a detailed statement of their teaching philosophy and interests, along with a discussion of their current and proposed research program)
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate
5) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
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REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in agronomy or closely related discipline is required by the start of contract. The candidate must have demonstrated ability and enthusiasm to teach and conduct research related to their area of expertise. Candidate is expected to meet the physical requirements of conducting field research and must possess knowledge of conventional Midwest crop production relevant to Illinois. Evidence of actual or potential success in teaching, research, and service is also expected.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates with Weed Science experience, collaborating with industry partners, and successful grant writing.