The most critical extension program and applied research areas to be addressed by this position will be agricultural irrigation, agricultural drainage water management, and rural water supply issues at the local and watershed scale. Impacts of this program will include optimizing crop yields while protecting environmental quality, protecting rural drinking water, and preparation, response, and recovery from floods and drought. Applied research will be used to direct immediately applicable extension programs for targeted groups including producers, rural residents, and other stakeholders within agricultural watersheds.
The position will interface very closely with active and innovative irrigation and drainage engineering research programs in the department. The successful applicant should also interface with research and extension faculty in the Departments of Crop and Soil Science, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Horticultural Science, Civil Engineering, and the Water Resources Research Institute.
Diversity and inclusiveness are academic imperatives and university goals. Candidates should have a commitment to fostering an environment that is welcoming of all groups.
To apply for this position, go to NC State Jobs and provide: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) extension and applied research statement incorporating a vision for how you plan to engage with constituents throughout the state of North Carolina; and (4) contact information for three references. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to Dr. Mike Burchell, Search Committee Chair. Review of applications will begin approximately July 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
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