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Assistant Professor - Weed Science

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Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by October 1, 2017; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications of the position; current CV; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant). All applicants must apply online at FacultyJobs@UGA. Nominations, questions and/or other inquiries should be directed to Timothy Grey at

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2017_00451F
Posting Type
Working Title Assistant Professor - Weed Science
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range 85000
Job Summary

This is a 12-month, tenure track position with a 60% research and 40% teaching appointment. Teaching responsibilities will include developing an active graduate student program; mentoring undergraduate students; teaching several Weed Science courses; and potentially developing a course of interest to the candidate.

The candidate will develop an extramurally funded research program in weed biology. The research focus could be in weed ecology; ecophysiology; modeling weed characteristics, crop/weed interaction, weed invasiveness; seed bank/reproductive dynamics; and/or transformational approaches to integrated weed management. As an expanding field in agriculture, there is critical need for incorporating contemporary management strategies with new innovative approaches as challenges in weed control continue to change; i.e. weed shifts and herbicide resistance. UGA and USDA have an existing team of Weed Scientists that will complement the candidate’s expertise.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in agronomy (with focus on Weed Science), weed biology and physiology, weed ecology, or closely related field. The ability to attract extramural funding from grant agencies and industry is expected. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in written and verbal communication, interpersonal relationships, and the ability to work effectively with students and colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications
Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 09/06/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents