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Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
30+ days ago
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Assistant Professor - Extension Soil Scientist/SWFAL Director
Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, Oklahoma

The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences in the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor - Extension Soil Scientist/SWFAL Director. This position is an 11-month, tenure-track position located on the main campus in Stillwater, OK.

Position Description
This position holds 75% Extension and 25% Research responsibilities.

The successful candidate is expected to provide direction to the Soil, Water and Forage Analytical Laboratory (SWFAL). As the Laboratory Supervisor, responsibilities include but are not limited to, directing laboratory operations to ensure the timely, reliable, and accurate analysis of soil, water, and plant samples; summarizing, reporting and interpreting the results; and procurement of supplies and equipment. The incumbent will administer all fiscal and personnel matters involving the laboratory. The remaining portion of time will be devoted to: scholarly activities, such as establishing an advanced state-of-the-art analytical facility; developing new and/or improved methodologies; refining diagnostic and analytical techniques-particularly those related to managing waste nutrients and mitigating impacts on soil health and water quality; and conducting in-service training related to the interpretation and application of test results for extension field personnel. Additionally, the role involves collaborating on cooperative teams to create action programs based on systems concepts of environmental management.

Minimum qualifications include a PhD in soil science or closely related field at the time of appointment with major emphasis on soil chemistry or chemical analysis. Effective oral and written communication skills that reach both scientific and non-scientific audiences, commitment to working effectively and collaboratively with faculty in Plant and Soil Sciences and across the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, ability to identify and aggressively pursue external funding for research and extension efforts; demonstrated ability to publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals. Previous experience in extension and evidence of ability to secure external funding from competitive national funding are desired.

Employment Conditions
This position is an 11-month, full-time tenure-track faculty position, at the rank of assistant professor. 11-month appointments run from July 1 through May 31. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. There are lots of great reasons to work at OSU. Check out our competitive benefits and eligibility at

About the Department
The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences includes a diverse group of 25 faculty along with support staff, post-docs, and graduate and undergraduate students who are dedicated to the Land Grant mission through research, teaching, and extension. Our faculty pride themselves on collegiality and are focused on ensuring the success of our students, faculty, and stakeholders. More information can be found on our website, Twitter: @OSUplantsoilsci or Facebook: @osu.pass.

To learn more about OSU, OSU Agriculture and Stillwater, visit these websites.


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Applicants should submit:
* A letter of application that includes qualifications, associated research and extension activities, and vision for the position.
* Curriculum vita
* A separate statement of research interests and philosophy
* A separate Extension philosophy and interest statement
* A copy of transcripts
A listing of three references, with telephone number and e-mail address, for those who may be contacted for additional information
Review of applications will begin March 15, 2024 and the position will be filled by July 1, 2024 or as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

For more information about this position, contact Dr. Shiping Deng, Professor and Search and Screen Committee Chair, at, 405-744-9591; or Dr. Wade Thomason, Department Head at, 405-744-6130.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit https:///

Job ID: 72723300
Education / Teaching / Administration
Stillwater , Oklahoma , United States

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