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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Weed Science Pastures and Non-Crop Areas

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 8, 2023
  • Provide leadership for planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs regarding weed control in pastures and non-crop areas (including rights of way, ponds) in Tennessee
  • Develop partnerships with county, district, and multi-state Extension faculty; industry representatives; Tennessee Department of Agriculture and Experiment Station personnel to develop systems-based education and research programs
  • Develop timely educational materials and programs for county Extension staff, producers, agribusiness firms and other agencies
  • Work closely with producer groups and industry representatives to promote practices for program support
  • Development of a strong extension and applied research program is expected.
  • Provide leadership for a program of activities that meets the needs of eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or veteran status
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  • Earned doctorate in Agronomy, Crop Science or a closely related discipline
  • Experience in weed science principles and practices
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to interact effectively in English with faculty, producers, and non-farm clientele
  • Ability to secure extramural funding to support the development of effective Extension and Research programs involving faculty, staff, producers, and non-farm clientele across Tennessee.
  • Must be willing to travel as this program involves state educational responsibilities.
  • Presentation of research results to stakeholder groups and at professional meetings (such as Tennessee Forage and Grasslands Council, Tennessee Vegetation Management Association, Southern Weed Science Society)
  • Ability to conduct field/greenhouse/laboratory research at the whole plant level
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary, collaborative team environment
  • Ability to publish research results in peer-reviewed journals, present at professional society meetings, disseminate research results at field day events, state and regional conferences, as well as technical articles, popular press and various web sites. Recruiting and advising graduate students and supervising technical staff are expected
  • Appropriate criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor will apply.
Application Instructions

The Department of Plant Sciences fosters a diverse and inclusive environment, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit (i) letter of application summarizing the applicant’s qualifications and vision for this position; (ii) complete curriculum vitae; (iii) names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five professional references that the Search Committee may contact; and (iv) copy of transcripts showing degree(s) conferred through https:// .

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Larry Steckel at or 731-425-4705.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Requests for accommodations of a disability should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Accessibility, 1840 Melrose Avenue Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3560 or or (865)974-2498. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Investigation & Resolution 216 Business Incubator Building 2450 EJ. Chapman Drive Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 or (865)974-0717 or .

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