Assistant Professor (Weed Science)
College of Agricultural Sciences & College of Science
Title: Assistant Professor nine-month academic appointment with opportunities for summer research support, joint appointment in the College of Agricultural Sciences and the College of Science at SIU Carbondale. Tenure home will be determined at time of hire by the expertise and interests of the selected individual, with an academic appointment in each college.
Date Available: August 16, 2014
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will lead a Weed Science program and bring synergy between the colleges and programs such as plant physiology, plant pathology and herbicide chemistry. The research, teaching and outreach assignments will align with the candidate's interests and academic background. The candidate will establish a competitively funded research program relevant to the area of weed and plant-related sciences and teach undergraduate and graduate courses. The position will also mentor graduate and undergraduate students, participate in and develop outreach programs, engage in curricular development, and perform departmental and university service. The candidate will also be expected to interact with weed scientists at other state universities, with departmental crop production agronomists, other pest management faculty, and with industry professionals. The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of resources and opportunities for collaboration within and among the departments and colleges.
Qualifications: An earned doctorate in weed science, agronomy, plant science, or a closely related field with an emphasis on weed management in production agriculture. Preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate a strong connection between the colleges and focus on interdisciplinary research through excellence in weed and plant-related sciences. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively within the crop production industry, and experience in conducting applied research to solve weed management challenges in the major grain crops of Illinois is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is required. The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop a vibrant externally-funded research program.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: May 15, 2014, or until filled.
Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of interest in creating synergy between the two colleges in the area of weed and plant sciences, statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, statement of research interests related to this position, and contact information for three references to:
Assistant Professor (Weed Science) Search
College of Agricultural Sciences
1205 Lincoln Drive
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901
SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed
and encouraged and will receive consideration.