The School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences (SAFES), within the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS) at Clemson University, is seeking applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Crop Science. The position is a 12-month tenure-track appointment with 50% teaching and 50% research responsibilities. The anticipated starting date of the position is on or before June 1, 2015. The successful candidate will develop 1) a nationally-recognized research program in sustainable production of one or more of South Carolina's major agronomic crops, such as corn, cotton, peanut, sorghum, soybean, tobacco, or wheat; and 2) a dynamic teaching program that complements the undergraduate and graduate plant science curriculum.
While we expect the candidate to have a strong component of field crop production in their research, the research focus could span across broad topics within crop science disciplines including, but not limited to, agroecology, crop physiology, including crop adaptation to climate change, cropping systems, crop/soil-microbe interactions, and sustainable agriculture. The successful candidate should be committed to teaching, and the primary teaching responsibilities are anticipated to include an existing undergraduate course in crop science every semester and a graduate course in the applicant's area of specialty every other year. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally-recognized, extramurally-funded research program that involves active training of graduate students and publication of research results in relevant, peer-reviewed journals. This position will work closely with other researchers in areas of crop biotechnology, pest management, soil science, and other pertinent disciplines to plan and develop programs.
Ph.D. in agronomy, crop physiology, agroecology or any closely related discipline within crop sciences with a demonstrated record of achievement in research as indicated by peer-reviewed publications is required. Preference will be given to candidates with college teaching experience, research experience (post-doctoral/professorial or industry), and ability to secure external funding to support an active research program.