Assistant Professor, Alternative Crops and Industrial Hemp

  • New Mexico State University
  • Agricultural Science Center, Farmington, NM
  • Jul 10, 2019
Full time Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor, Alternative Crops and Industrial Hemp. The Agricultural Experiment Station/Farmington, New Mexico State University is seeking to fill a 12-month, tenure track Assistant Professor position with a 70% Research; 30% Extension appointment.

Locale: Agricultural Science Center at Farmington, New Mexico, USA.

The successful candidate will provide applied research and extension expertise in building a research and development program in new and emerging crops to include industrial hemp. Examples of relevant research themes include optimizing industrial hemp cultivation for differing markets, differing soil fertility and soil health management, exploring water thrifty hemp genetics, hemp and phytoremediation of abandoned uranium mines, integrated crop-livestock systems, dual cropping with vegetable row crops for insect trapping, and cropping systems and practices that enhance sustainability and/or manage risks due to climate change and extreme weather events. Research will explore innovative practices related to hemp agronomics as well as new crops, with environmental, social, and economic sustainability as important measures of success.


A Ph.D. in Horticulture, Agronomy or related discipline is required by the date of appointment. Research and outreach experience in industrial hemp is desired in addition to production and marketing of alternative crops, particularly horticultural row crops and other alternative/emerging crops within sustainable production systems, working with a diversity of both small-scale and large-scale producers.


Preferences will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience working with Native American populations and/or an understanding of the Southwest regional tribes.


Application must be submitted online by: 8/18/2019. For complete job description, qualifications and application process visit: Posting # 1900466F



NMSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


Address inquires to Dr. Kevin A. Lombard, Search Committee Chair,

New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Farmington

New Mexico State University

PO Box 1018

Farmington, NM 87499

Telephone: 505-960-7757