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Notice of Vacancy: Academic Coordinator (#128164)

The WSU Mount Vernon NW Research and Extension Center is pleased to announce an opening for an Academic Coordinator.

Summary of Duties

The majority of the responsibilities will include duties such as, but are not limited to academic counseling or advising students, analyzing applications for certification; assessing academic level; responding to academic inquiries; academic advising including developing individual academic plans; educating students in the areas of academic planning, interpretation of department, school, college and university requirements, degree requirements, career exploration, and other related matters; counseling non?students about possible admission to university programs; providing academic planning advice for prospective transfer students.

Positions may participate in coordinating student advising workshops, arranging for campus visits, recruitment activities, and assist in developing unit procedures/ methodologies.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of full-time academic advising experience at a college or university or related education/experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis.


WSU ACADA Level 1 certification within six (6) months of hire.

Additional Requirements

  • Demonstrated excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office including Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and positively in a diverse team environment.
  • Demonstrated computer software skills, including the ability to use office software such as databases, spreadsheets, word processing.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize job tasks effectively.
  • Experience conducting presentations.
  • Demonstrated public speaking skills/experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field.
  • Previous work experience at an institution of higher education.
  • Experience working with diverse faculty, students and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise professional judgment and leadership, including the ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of curriculum management practices, processes and policies.
  • Experience working with and maintaining student records.
  • Familiarity with Washington State University academic rules and regulations.

For more details and to apply, go to (Position #128164) with a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least three (3) professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Announcing Soil Faculty Candidate Presentations

We will have three candidates for the new WSU Mount Vernon Soil Science faculty position that will be part of the teaching core for the Ag & Food Systems Degree Program at WSU Everett. As part of the interview process, each candidate will give a seminar at Pullman and WSU Mount Vernon NWREC. Both seminars will also be available via live video conference streaming at the WSU Puyallup REC.

We hope you join us for the candidate interviews and to help us recruit another stellar faculty member to join Washington State University. » More …

Notice of Vacancy: Assistant Professor, Soil Quality and Sustainable Soil Management (#078583)

Interviews for this position have been held (April/May 2018). Please check back for further announcements.

Assistant Professor
Soil Quality and Sustainable Soil Management
Position# 078583

Notice of Vacancy

Washington State University (WSU) – Soil Quality and Sustainable Soil Management with the rank of Assistant Professor.

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (CSS) within the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS) is seeking a dynamic, motivated, and problem-solving leader to develop a nationally recognized and regionally relevant program focused on soil quality and sustainable soil management. We are looking to fill a 12-month, tenure-track research/extension and teaching position to begin September 1, 2018, or as negotiated. The incumbent will develop an integrated research/extension program in soil quality and sustainable soil management at the WSU Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center (NWREC) and teach an annual course in sustainable food production systems at the nearby WSU-Everett campus (37 miles south of NWREC). Information about WSU CSS can be found at, CAHNRS at, NWREC at, and WSU-Everett at

Required Qualifications: By the date of hire, earned Ph.D. in soil science, agronomy, agroecology, or closely related field, with depth in a discipline and the ability to address the breadth of soil quality and management and sustainable farming systems. Demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishments in research, extension, and/or teaching commensurate with career level.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with technical and nontechnical audiences in oral and written forms. Record of competitive grant success commensurate with career level. Demonstrated knowledge of soil quality, soil management, and agricultural systems. Knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques applicable to soil quality and sustainable soil management research. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies. Demonstrated ability to disseminate web-based information. Demonstrated evidence of undergraduate teaching and student mentoring.

For more details and for applying, see (Position #078583) with a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, copies of official college transcripts, and the names and contact information for three people willing to serve as references. The cover letter should address all of the required and preferred qualifications for the position and include your areas of expertise and research interests. Application screening will begin on Monday, March 5, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. For questions about the position, contact Dr. John Reganold, Search Committee Chair, at or 509-335-8856.