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7 horticulture jobs available

Seven new jobs in horticultural science are now available:

Extension Educator, Floriculture and Greenhouse Crops, Michigan State University
As part of Michigan State University Extension and the Agriculture & Agribusiness Institute, the Floriculture/Greenhouse Extension Educator will have statewide Extension programming responsibilities focused on floriculture and greenhouse crop production and pest management. Michigan, a national leader in greenhouse-grown plant material, ranks third among U.S. states in floriculture crop production. This position, based in Kalamazoo County, is in the heart of the greenhouse plant production in southwest Michigan. (See more)

Vice President of Gardens & Horticulture, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art
Reporting to the President/CEO, the Vice President of Gardens & Horticulture serves on a five-person Senior Leadership Team, and is responsible for ensuring horticultural excellence throughout the 55-acre campus; designing, directing and implementing four-seasonal displays as well as overseeing plant cultivation and protection, turf and tree care, greenhouse production and sustainability practices, while upholding the historical integrity of the original Bryant Fleming design. As Cheekwood embarks on a new five-year strategic plan and implementation of a long-term Master site plan, the VP of Gardens and Horticulture will also be responsible for the creation of a new Children’s Garden scheduled to open in 2019 and renovations to the institution’s one-mile woodland sculpture trail scheduled to debut in 2020; with additional  historic garden renovations and restorations to follow. (See more)

Assistant Professor, Critical Zone Pedologist, University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky – Assistant Professor, Critical Zone Pedologist, 12-month tenure track position: 65% Research, 25% Teaching and 10% Service, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Lexington, KY.  Earth surface processes that govern the functioning of our planet are increasingly affected by human activities. Pedology has a long history of applying holistic, integrative approaches to studying the role soils play in regulating processes within this critical zone. Pedology has become an increasingly quantitative discipline resolving the enigmas behind soil and landscape forming factors, the development of heterogeneous systems over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, and the effect of human activities therein.  To help address the complex challenges of the future, we seek to hire a pedologist whose research and teaching programs would work towards this goal. (See more)

Assistant Professor, Soil Nutrient Mgmt, University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky – Assistant Professor, Soil Nutrient Management, 12-month tenure track position: 65% Research, 30% Teaching and 5% Service, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Lexington, KY.  Soil fertility is an important disciplinary area in soil science and agronomy and a key component of undergraduate and graduate instruction in soil function and ecosystem services, particularly for sustainable agriculture. The individual in this position will conduct innovative research in soil fertility and plant nutrition across multiple scales that supports increasing crop yields and producer income while protecting and improving soil, air, and water quality. (See more)

Graduate Student Assistantship, University of Georgia
The projects will focus on cultural practices, such as canopy management, training, and pruning, as they relate to grape quantity and quality in several regionally popular varieties (i.e. Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Cabernet franc, Merlot, Norton). (See more)

Assistant Professor of Vegetable Crop Science, Pennsylvania State University
This is a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a 50% extension and 50% research appointment. The incumbent will develop a nationally-recognized research and extension program designed to improve the sustainability of vegetable production. The successful candidate will provide leadership for the state-wide vegetable extension team by developing educational programs and materials to support the diverse Pennsylvania vegetable industry. In addition, the successful candidate will guide the PA vegetable industry on a path for growth and improved market opportunities. The successful candidate will be expected to provide expertise and leadership as an active member of the Extension Horticulture Unit, and will be expected to engage in extension activities that are consistent with the new Extension Business Model. (See more)

Agronomist, Driscoll’s – Watsonville, CA



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