Assistant Professor of Palm Mycology at University of Florida

This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 70% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 30% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service), available in the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center (FLREC), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), at the University of Florida.  This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit.  Duties will include development of a productive, interdisciplinary, extramurally funded research program with an emphasis on palm diseases caused by fungi. The candidate will need to maintain a global perspective to be ready for the movement and establishment of fungal diseases, including, but not limited to, diseases caused by Fusarium, Ganoderma and members of the Botryosphaereaceae. This may include etiology of emergent diseases, genetic diversity/population genetics of pathogens, epidemiology of diseases, management of diseases, host-pathogen interactions, and microbiome studies (rhizosphere, endophytes, biocontrol). Extension responsibilities will include maintaining and updating education programs for Extension agents, stakeholders and the public on the identification and management of palm diseases, continuation of the FLREC palm school and maintenance of online tools for identifying palm diseases. The incumbent will provide proactive leadership, training, and assistance to county faculty. Tenure will accrue in the Department of Plant Pathology.  The faculty member will participate actively in undergraduate education and graduate education by chairing graduate committees, serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, supervising undergraduate research, and publishing the results with his/her graduate students.  The faculty member will seek contract and grant funding actively to support his/her program.  The faculty member will engage in Extension activities in his or her program area.   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

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

Position available: Assistant Professor of Row Crop and Forage Entomology

The Division of Plant Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri (MU) seeks an Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist in the area of row crop and forage entomology. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position, with an appointment of 70% extension and 30% research, and located on the MU campus in Columbia, MO. Continue reading

Assistant Professor-Agricultural Insect Ecologist position open at Clemson

Clemson University is recruiting an Agricultural Insect Ecologist for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level (anticipated as a 12-month appointment with an initial 50% Research, 50% Teaching split). The position will reside within the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, and will be located on the University’s main campus in Clemson, South Carolina. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally-recognized, extramurally funded research program, actively engage in the work of the department and the entomology program, be engaged in the national and international entomological community, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Research areas should complement existing programs in agricultural biology and arthropod biodiversity. Particularly desirable areas include pollination ecology, plant-insect interactions, parasitoid biology, or other areas related to agricultural ecology. Initial teaching responsibilities will include courses in Agricultural Entomology, Integrated Pest Management, and a course related to the candidate’s specialty, in addition to other agreed courses as program needs evolve.

This position closes September 9. Read the full description.

Assistant Professor in Geospatial Analytics: Resilient Communities and Natural Resources

Location: School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC)
Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology (CLCE),
Program for Resource Efficient Communities (PREC) and
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Review Date: For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by October 15, 2015. The position will open until a viable applicant pool is determined. Continue reading