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University of Arkansas

Assistant/Associate Professor - Turfgrass Science



Full Time

On Site


Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

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Institution Name:

Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

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HORT | Horticulture

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Department of Horticulture in the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the University of Arkansas Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences seeks an individual who will develop and lead a highly effective and nationally recognized research, extension and teaching program in turfgrass science. This is a tenure track assistant or associate professor position with a 50% research, 30% extension and 20% teaching appointment. This position will provide leadership in turfgrass science for the state and complement related Departmental and faculty programs in these areas

Ths position will develop a targeted problem-solving applied research program in turfgrass science. This position will be responsible for development and implementation of relevant and up-to-date turfgrass education programs that positively impact Arkansas turf industries and that strengthen the excellence of local county extension programs in the area of turfgrass science. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in grantsmanship, present research results in peer-reviewed publications, and teach graduate and undergraduate level courses. The candidate will also be expected to advise and mentor graduate students, provide service to the department, college, university and state as appropriate for his/her expertise, and collaborate effectively with departmental research and extension faculty and colleagues in related disciplines.


Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Agronomy, Horticulture, or highly related field; excellent demonstrated verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated teaching and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in applied research, teaching and extension activities related to turfgrass science; experience in team collaboration and leadership; experience in effective grantsmanship; experience in using applied research to solve problems; experience with diverse stakeholders.

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

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Additional Information:

Please submit a cover letter (letter of application) stating career goals, extension/research interests, teaching philosophy, and summary of abilities along with a resume or CV; academic transcripts and the names and addresses of three references.

Further questions may be directed to:

Dr. Mike Richardson, Professor

Department of Horticulture

Plant Sciences Bldg. 316

Fayetteville, AR 72701

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Recruitment Contact Information:

Mike Richardson, Committee Chair,

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Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting

Frequent Physical Activity:

Climbing, Crawling, Crouching, Driving, Grasping, Kneeling, Lifting, Sharps, Standing, Talking, Walking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Feeling, Stooping

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