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Faculty - Agronomy - Department of Agriculture

Fort Hays State University
Hays, KS
Closing date
Oct 16, 2021

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Agriculture/University Farm

Job Posting Title
Faculty - Agronomy - Department of Agriculture

Job Description

The Department of Agriculture is seeking applicants for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position to start Fall 2022. The faculty member will teach a full load (12 credits) of courses during the Fall and Spring semesters. Course load will include a variety of theoretical and applied undergraduate and graduate agronomy courses such as: Weed Science, Soil Fertility and Fertilizers, Technology in Agriculture, Irrigation, and Agronomic Crop Physiology. Opportunities also exist to develop or modify courses focused on precision agriculture.

FHSU and the Department of Agriculture is committed to building an environment that is inclusive and representative of our students and state, so we encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.


To apply for this position, please visit . Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

Qualified candidates should submit a single PDF containing
  • cover letter
  • CV
  • Unofficial university course transcripts
  • contact information for three professional references

  • PhD (ABD considered) in agronomy or closely related field from a regionally accredited university
  • Teaching experience

  • Knowledge of crop production in the midwestern U.S. and/or Great Plains region
  • Higher-education teaching experience
  • Online teaching experience
  • Experience in the agriculture industry, agriculture extension, or applied agriculture research
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Proven ability to advise and mentor students (academic and research)
  • Plans for a research program involving undergraduate and graduate students

RANK: Assistant Professor


APPOINTMENT DEADLINE: Screening of applications will begin September 20, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

BENEFITS : Competitive benefits package

  • Teaching lecture and lab classes in agronomy/agriculture
  • Academic and research mentoring
  • Departmental service
  • Scholarly research involving regional agricultural interests

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts (unofficial is sufficient, but the successful candidate must be able to produce official transcripts to complete hiring process)
  • Names, email addresses, and phone numbers for three professional references

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact the search-committee chair:

Name : Dr. Todd Moore

Email :

Phone : 785-628-4587


The Department of Agriculture has eight full-time faculty positions serving more than 400 undergraduate students pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in Agriculture or Agricultural Business with the latter available online. The Agriculture major includes options in Agricultural Education, Agronomy, Animal Science, Agricultural Leadership, Agricultural Communications, Business Agronomy and General Agriculture. Four classified staff employees oversee individual operations (beef, sheep, swine, and dryland crop production) on a 3,825-acre University Farm. This facility is available to provide students with access to hands-on, experiential learning opportunities that complement the classroom experience. See the department's home page at for additional information.


The Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics was formed in 2015 by bringing together the departments of Agriculture, Applied Technology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geosciences, Mathematics, and Physics. The college employs approximately 70 full-time faculty, 1800 undergraduate majors, and 50+ graduate students. It also makes significant contributions to the university's General Education program and to the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science, which is an early-college program for high-achieving high-school students. Undergraduate students participate in technical, classroom, field, and lab experiences that many schools would reserve for graduate students. Our academic programs are innovative and our facilities are outstanding. The Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics teachers embrace a one-on-one teaching and mentoring philosophy and provide robust research opportunities for our students.


Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community's commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K-12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination - Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Faculty Position, Location: Hays, KS - 67601
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