Assistant Extension Professor in Irrigation/Water Quality Specialist – University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

Organization: Department of Soil, Water, and Climate & Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota

Duties: Provide leadership and effective Extension programming on issues related to irrigation. Conduct applied research on irrigation technology to improve water use efficiency, sustain agricultural production, and enhance protection of water resources. Expand and update evapotranspiration (ET) weather stations and irrigation scheduling tools to meet current needs and technology. Develop and update a series of irrigation best management practices (BMPs) related to water scheduling techniques such as soil moisture monitoring, plant moisture stress monitoring, and tools needed to determine real-time deficits. Work closely with nutrient management specialists, hydrologists, climatologists, and extension educators within the department, college, and state agencies

Desired qualifications: Earned Ph.D. degree in soil science, water resources science, hydrology, biosystems engineering, crop science, agronomy, or related field; research or practical experience working with irrigated crops and irrigation scheduling; basic understanding of the interactions between plant-water relationships and nitrogen fertilizer.

Link to more information: See the full description.

How to apply: All applicants must apply online. For the full position description and information on how to apply, visit www.swac.umn.edu/about-us/employment. Applications must include a cover letter with a summary of extension and research interests especially related to irrigation and crop/nutrient management, a detailed resume, a copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names and addresses of three persons who would serve as references.

Application deadline: October 18th, 2017

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