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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, 2017, or as negotiated. The incumbent will develop a research and extension  program in soil quality and sustainable soil management at the WSU Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center (NWREC) and teach courses in sustainable food production systems and soil science 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, April 17, 2017 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.


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Mission Statement

The mission of Washington State University Mount Vernon Northwest Washington Research & Extension Center is to serve the agricultural, horticultural, and natural resource science interests of the state through research and extension activities that are enhanced by the unique conditions of northwestern Washington:  its mild, marine climate, rich alluvial soils, diverse small and mid-sized farming enterprises, and unique rural-urban interface.