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ASSISTANT/ ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Agricultural Research Station 


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop a nationally recognizable research program on identification, selection, breeding, and improvement of specialty crops.  Develop improved cultivars of established crops, or identify new specialty crops with functional, therapeutic, or nutritional benefits to human health, or for industrial use.  Develop or adapt technologies to facilitate increased adoption and production of specialty crops.  The successful candidate will disseminate research findings through scientific journals and other peer-reviewed publications; contribute to development and implementation of appropriate undergraduate and graduate programs at Virginia State University; and participate in department, school, and university service and outreach.
 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

Ph.D degree in Agronomy, Horticulture, Crop Science, Plant Breeding or closely related field, and demonstrated ability to design and conduct publishable research in plant sciences.  Other requirements include computer literacy, excellent written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.  Ability to work independently and collaboratively.  

 

How To apply

Virginia State University will accept applications through the online Recruitment Management System (RMS) at https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov.  E-mailed, mailed and faxed applications will not be accepted.  Resumes do not substitute for a completed online state application.  Interested persons must attach a letter of interest, a current resume/vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three professional references. Please visit our web site at www.vsu.edu for full position descriptions.

Copies of transcripts and three (3) letters of references must be attached to online application or mailed to: 
 
Office of Human Resources
Virginia State University
1 Hayden Drive, Box 9412
Petersburg, Virginia 23806-9412
 
Your name and the position number (#GO298) must be clearly identifiable on each item submitted. Official transcripts and three (3) letters of reference will be required prior to employment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence immediately. The selected candidate must pass a criminal background check, including fingerprinting, and must complete a Statement of Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.
 

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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