Research Specialist Crop Sciences Position, UIUC

Research Specialist Crop Sciences, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community. Continue reading

NYS IPM positions open in Field Crops & Livestock

The New York State IPM Program at Cornell University is searching for 2 Field Crops and Livestock IPM positions

  -Western NY Field Crops and Livestock IPM Extension Educator, at the Extension Associate Level

  -Field Crops and Livestock IPM Coordinator, at the Senior Extension Associate Level

Applications for both positions are open until February 1, 2018, or until suitable candidates are found. Descriptions and application information are below. Continue reading

Two Agroecology Positions at Food and Agriculture Organization

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has just announced openings for two agroecology positions. The first post (IRC5153), located in the Agroecology Team, has a pollination and agrobiodiversity focus. The second (IRC5154) has a broader agroecology remit. Both report to the Ecosystems Management Team, which assembles technical specialists in sustainable agriculture, cropping systems, plant nutrition, soil health, and ecosystem services – emphasizing “agroecological approaches and practices that contribute to sustainable agricultural production systems with a particular focus on smallholder farmers.”

The positions are based at the FAO headquarters in Rome. Application deadline is January 7, 2018. Continue reading

UC Davis is recruiting for an Assistant Professor of Urban Horticulture

The Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis is recruiting for an Assistant Professor of Urban Horticulture.

This is a tenure track position with a focus on applying fundamental plant biological, crop physiological or ecological concepts in the context of urban ecosystem functioning.  Areas of research could include, but are not limited to environmental horticulture, urban agriculture, indoor food production, precision application of water and nutrients, the use of plants in sustainable green design, or ecological restoration of polluted lands. Continue reading

Assistant Director of NCARS & Director of UFL & NCSU Research Stations

This position is expected to provide leadership to upgrade and modernize NCSU Research Stations and Field Laboratories. This position will work directly with the six NCSU research stations, developing proposals and budgets, research plans, and budget justifications. In addition to the responsibilities related to research stations, this position has direct supervisory responsibility for university field laboratories. As such, this position will ensure that both research stations and field laboratories operate effectively and in parallel. This position will advise the NCARS Director and the NCARS team on the best use of research stations and field laboratories to achieve the research mission of NCARS. The individual will provide reports, data and statistics regarding research stations and field laboratories upon request. As part of the NCARS team, this position will interact with commodity or agribusiness group meetings and support the activities of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). As Assistant Director of the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, this position will partner with the Director of the Research Station Division (a position funded by both NCDA&CS and NCSU) to facilitate the success of agricultural research and outreach programs on all research stations in North Carolina. In North Carolina, both NCSU research stations and NCDA&CS research stations operate cooperatively within the Research Stations Division (a Division with NCDA&CS). Continue reading

Biologist/Computer Scientist (Bioinformatician)

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), Science and Technology’s (S&T) Core Functional Area, Beltsville laboratory is a world reference for regulatory plant pathogen diagnostic development, validation, and deployment for the detection of many complex diseases and pathogens that threaten agriculture and native plants.  Additionally, it provides hands-on training as a mechanism of technology transfer to scientists within PPQ programs, the USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) National Plant Diagnostic Network, and other state and Federal diagnostic laboratories. Continue reading

New Pecan and Fruit Production Physiology position at OSU

The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a full-time, eleven-month, tenure-track position (75% research and 25% teaching) at the rank of Assistant Professor in Pecan and Fruit Production Physiology. Preferred start date is August 2018. This position is endowed by the J.D. “Scotty” Scott Professorship.

Pecan and fruit research is conducted within the framework of the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station (OAES) and the teaching program is part of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR). Both the OAES and CASNR are in OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. The Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Department (HLA) offers B.S. degrees in Horticulture and Landscape Management, and a BLA degree in Landscape Architecture. The HLA graduate program offers a M.S. degree in Horticulture. Ph.D. students advised by a HLA faculty member matriculate through the Crop Science program or interdisciplinary Plant Science, Environmental Science or Food Science programs. Continue reading