Associate Professor (Agriculture)

Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, Texas

Job Type Full Time

This tenure track Associate Professor position will teach undergraduate-level courses that support the Agriculture program, is expected to contribute expertise to student learning in a variety of areas including but not limited to the following: Agronomy, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, Natural Resources and/or Environmental Sciences, and advising and is also expected to seek and acquire extramural funding and contracts for relevant research projects, and participate in department, college, university, community and professional service activities. “This position is on a grant or restricted funds. Continued employment is contingent on the renewal of grant or restricted funding.”


  • Develop a translational research agenda and seek external funding to support scholarly work.
  • Teach undergraduate level courses in Plant and Soil Sciences.
  • Student advisement, evaluation, and counseling.
  • Advise undergraduate students and work with student organizations.
  • Engage in service activities with colleagues, the department, college, university, community and professional organizations.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Plant and Soil Sciences, Agronomy, Natural Resources and/or Environmental Sciences.
  • A minimum of five years undergraduate or graduate teaching experience and research experience in Microscopy: Use of Microtome, Light and Florescent Microscopes; Scanning Electron Microscope and Transverse Electron Microscope; Molecular techniques; DNA extraction, purification, amplification, sequencing and data analyses; Field botanical expeditions

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication skills for diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrate the ability for effective teaching and scholarship.
  • Demonstrate support of professional organizations in the discipline and have the potential for obtaining external funding.

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