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Assistant Professor of Soil Science

Alcorn State University
Lorman, Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 19, 2024

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Position Information

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Soil Science

FLSA Status

Posted Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.

Employment Status
Full Time

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Job Summary

The incumbent will coordinate NRCS projects, develop production practices to improve crop productivity, implement practices and techniques for the conservation and management of soil and water resources, and environmental conservation. Teaches courses in soil and plant sciences. He/she may also contribute outreach/extension related to small farmers and underserved communities.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of and experience using statistical, geographical information systems, and Map window.
  • Demonstrates integrity
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written, and interpersonal
  • Strong time management skills
  • Passion for teaching and engaging with students
  • Ability to well with colleagues and foster a collegial environment conducive to teamwork and student’s high level of learning
Essential Job Functions
  • Conducts a requisite number of classes; Teaches assigned subjects
  • Provides guidance and supervision to students
  • Creates and maintains an environment conducive to excellence in teaching, learning and research
  • Preparation and formulation of curricula focused on his/her subject(s)
  • Participates in departmental meetings and holds scheduled office hours
  • Maintains equipment in the laboratory, plans for laboratory practical sessions, and provides materials to students
  • Provides academic support to other faculty member
  • Serves on departmental and University committees, as assigned
  • Demonstrates grantsmanship and the ability to publish peer review journals

Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science or closely related fields

Licensing and Certifications


EEO / ADA Statement

Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds


Extended Work Hours

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Number of Vacancies


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Excellent Benefits Package

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  7. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
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Alcorn State University

A great educational choice, Alcorn State University in Mississippi is a place of purpose, history, and discovery, and the nation's oldest, land-grant HBCU

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