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Post Doctoral Associate
University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Date Posted 12/19/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

About the University

About the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
The 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 (AAES) 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. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Summary of Job Duties

The successful candidate will conduct field and greenhouse research evaluating the impact of integrated weed management practices on changes in the soil seedbank in cropping systems common to the Midsouth. Several long-term projects are underway and others will be initiated in the coming year. The field research will involve large-plot trials working with commercial field equipment, including implementation of harvest weed seed control strategies using the integrated Harrington Seed Destructor – the only one currently available for evaluation in the U.S. There will be occasions for the successful candidate to contribute to extension bulletins and conduct small-plot weed management research in cotton, corn, soybean, and rice. The successful candidate will be given an opportunity to be involved in grant submissions and will be expected to work as part of a team in helping to mentor graduate students, including statistical analyses and manuscript preparation. The individual is expected to present research finding at state, regional, and national meetings and publish research in refereed weed science journals.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

PhD in weed science or closely related field

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Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with field experience and a strong record of publication in scientific journals

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Strong written and oral communication skills

Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Division’s Office of Affirmative Action at bbatiste@uark.edu.

Physical Conditions

The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes., The employee is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside., The employee is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity., The employee is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

Work Schedule

M-F, 40 hours per week.

Overtime Eligible


Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions.


Work Location/Building

Fayetteville Campus - ALTH Building

Benefits Eligible


Appointment Percent



Commensurate with experience.

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Does this position require a background check?


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Does this position require a substance abuse test?


Pre-employment Screening Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled


Anticipated Start Date


Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Daniela Kidd drkidd@uark.edu
Jason Norsworthy jnorswor@uark.edu

Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location

222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services 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, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Fayetteville, AR

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