Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Employee Type: Faculty
Position Number: 129059
Work Location: Pullman
Summary of Duties: The incumbent will lead an integrated and collaborative extension and research program in oilseed crop development and participate as a member of the Washington Oilseed Cropping Systems ( WOCS ) and Extension Dryland Cropping Systems Team ( Dryland Cropping Systems Team ). A primary position responsibility is to lead a field-based variety testing program for oilseed crops and other relevant crops appropriate for the diversification of the dryland cropping systems of eastern Washington. Integral with the field-based research program is organization of a high-impact, research-based extension program in oilseed crop production. The position may also include opportunities for involvement in teaching.
Required Qualifications: Earned M.Sc. degree and 2 years of experience in an applied agricultural science (Agronomy, Soil Science, Weed Science, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Horticulture, or Plant Breeding) with sufficient depth in the discipline to understand and address dryland oilseed 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 plot establishment, maintenance, data collection, and analysis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.