Asst. Professor and Extension Agronomist

Washington State University
Pullman, WA
Job Category
Jobs Available for PhD Students
Start Date
February 1, 2019, negotiable
Last Date to Apply
Screening of applications begins December 7, 2018

12-month, tenure track position in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.
Successful applicant will lead an integrated and collaborative research program in dryland crop agronomy, be part of the Extension dryland cropping systems team, teach one course per year in plant science and/or cropping systems, and train graduate students.
A primary responsibility will be to lead extensive and historically well-supported field-based variety testing program for cereal grains and other relevant crops.

More Information

  • Earned Ph.D. in applied plant science (agronomy, weed science, plant breeding) with sufficient depth to understand and address dryland crop performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with technical and nontechnical audiences using oral and written forms.
  • Experience in field research with a variety of crops, including ability to perform plot establishment, maintenance, data collection and analysis.
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to organize/lead interdisciplinary extension programs and collaborate in interdisciplinary applied research programs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of plant breeding or variety evaluation programs
  • Record of competitive grant success
  • Ability to supervise support staff and students and demonstrated evidence of teaching and student mentoring;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse cultures, backgrounds and ideologies.

To Apply submit the following to

  • A detailed letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications;
  • Current CV
  • List of four references including mailing address, email and phone
  • Scanned copy of official transcripts
Job Number
Contact Person
Dr. Mike Pumphrey
Contact Phone
(509) 335-0509
Contact eMail
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