Endowed Chair of Tree Fruit Soil and Rhizosphere Science
Washington State University
Prosser, WA

Washington State University

Endowed Chair of Tree Fruit Soil and Rhizosphere Science (open rank). The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS) through the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (CSS) seeks a current or emerging leader in soil ecology with a focus in rhizosphere processes to serve as a core member of our tree fruit research and extension team, contributing to an expanding college focus on soil-plant interactions.

The Endowed Chair will pursue both basic and applied research, supported by extramural funding, on soil science and soil-root interactions leading to improved orchard productivity, profitability and sustainability. It is preferred that the Endowed chair will be based at the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser.

Information about WSU CAHNRS can be found at, CSS at, and IAREC at

Required: Ph.D. in soil science, ecology, horticulture, forestry or closely related field at time of application. Demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishments in soil and rhizosphere science. Qualified for appointment at assistant professor, associate professor or professor rank in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

Please apply online via (Position #121694) with a cover letter, a vision statement that describes how you would serve tree fruit industry needs, current curriculum vita, copies of official graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information for three people willing to serve as references. The cover letter should address, in distinct sections, all of the required and preferred qualifications for the position (including your areas of expertise) and research interests.

Application screening will begin on July 9, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. For questions about the position, contact Dr. David Brown at or 509-335-1859. EEO/AA/ADA