Montana State University - Department of Research Centers
Full-time faculty tenure track position (100% Montana Agricultural Experiment Station) with a 25% administration component as the Superintendent of the Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center (WTARC), 55% research, 10% extension, and 10% service assignments.
The Superintendent assignment functions as the primary contact and administrator of the Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center. As a faculty member of the Department of Research Centers, the Superintendent serves as the primary advocate for WTARC, provide leadership toward the WTARC’s mission, empower and enable WTARC staff and faculty to fulfill their roles, and are responsible for developing policies and procedures for the operation and function of WTARC as prescribed by the mission of the Department of Research Centers and the MAES. For specific information regarding Superintendent duties, please visit: http://agresearch.montana.edu/documents/Superintendent%20Roles%20and%20Responsibilities.pdf
The research assignment of this position is expected to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of dryland and irrigated crop production systems in this region of Montana. Research in nutrient management, cropping systems, precision agriculture, or other specialized areas of agronomy that address researchable problems of the “Golden Triangle” region are acceptable. This research program also will collaborate with the existing MSU variety development and testing programs. Opportunities exist to participate in graduate student education. Securing extramural funds from state, regional and national grant programs as well as the agricultural industry will be expected. Although this is a research position, it is expected that approximately 10% of the scientist’s time will be spent in disseminating research results to growers and 10% to provide service to the Department of Research Centers, the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station, the College of Agriculture, Montana State University, and to
1. An earned Ph.D. degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Soil Science, or related discipline at time of hire.
2. Demonstrated experience and expertise in personnel management.
3. Documented experience in effective administration of budgets and research programs.
4. Demonstrated experience in agronomic research, including the planning, designing and implementing of field research, and interpreting the research results using accepted scientific methodology.
5. Demonstrated experience writing and submitting peer-reviewed manuscripts.
6. Demonstrated experience in communicating research results to producers, media and others.
1. Experience in crop nutrient management research.
2. Documented grant writing skills and success in securing extramural funds.
3. Post-doctoral experience.
4. Commercial crop production experience, especially with crop production systems common to the semiarid regions of the western United States.
5. Proficiency in evaluating and adopting new research and agricultural production technology.
6. Demonstrated commitment to work with and engage diverse students, staff, and colleagues within and outside the department and a commitment to fostering the principles of inclusiveness and diversity.
Go to https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/14487 for a complete description of the vacancy and application instructions.
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