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Assistant/Associate Professor Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production and Director of the Center for Farm and Food Systems Entrepreneurship

Posted by: Department of Horticulture, Univ. of Arkansas

Posted date: Jan-30-2020

Location: Fayetteville, AR

The Department of Horticulture at the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Fayetteville, invites applications to fill a 12-month, tenure track faculty position (55% research, 35% extension, 10% teaching) focusing on sustainable fruit and vegetable production. The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is a land-grant institution and the flagship research university in Arkansas.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have a half time assignment as Director of the Center for Farm and Food System Entrepreneurship (https://farmandfoodsystem.uark.edu/). The directorship will be integrated with a robust, extramurally funded program focused on multiple aspects of sustainable fruit and vegetable production. The director role will oversee the farmer training program, which includes classroom and field production training covering all aspects of small farm fruit and vegetable operations. Research could include subjects such as new fruit and vegetable production methods, small farm sustainability and viability, and alternative crops. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in grantsmanship, present research results in peer-reviewed publications, provide extension leadership in small farm sustainability, and teach the existing online sustainable and organic horticulture course. The candidate will be expected to advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, provide service to the department, college, university and state as appropriate for his/her expertise, and collaborate effectively with departmental research and extension faculty and colleagues in related disciplines.

Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in horticulture or a closely related field is required, with training in the field of sustainable and/or organic fruit and vegetable production. Strong communication skills (oral and written) and the ability to conduct independent and collaborative research are required. Preferred applicants will have experience in working with fruit and vegetable producers. Experience teaching is desirable.

Apply online at: The Department of Horticulture at the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Fayetteville, invites applications to fill a 12-month, tenure track faculty position (55% research, 35% extension, 10% teaching) focusing on sustainable fruit and vegetable production. The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is a land-grant institution and the flagship research university in Arkansas.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have a half time assignment as Director of the Center for Farm and Food System Entrepreneurship (https://farmandfoodsystem.uark.edu/). The directorship will be integrated with a robust, extramurally funded program focused on multiple aspects of sustainable fruit and vegetable production. The director role will oversee the farmer training program, which includes classroom and field production training covering all aspects of small farm fruit and vegetable operations. Research could include subjects such as new fruit and vegetable production methods, small farm sustainability and viability, and alternative crops. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in grantsmanship, present research results in peer-reviewed publications, provide extension leadership in small farm sustainability, and teach the existing online sustainable and organic horticulture course. The candidate will be expected to advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, provide service to the department, college, university and state as appropriate for his/her expertise, and collaborate effectively with departmental research and extension faculty and colleagues in related disciplines.

Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in horticulture or a closely related field is required, with training in the field of sustainable and/or organic fruit and vegetable production. Strong communication skills (oral and written) and the ability to conduct independent and collaborative research are required. Preferred applicants will have experience in working with fruit and vegetable producers. Experience teaching is desirable.

Apply online at: https://jobs.uark.edu/hr/postings/39128

For more information please contact Dr. Mike Richardson by phone at 479.575.2860 or by email at mricha(at)uark.edu.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Title Assistant/Associate Professor Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production and Director of the Center for Farm and Food Systems Entrepreneurship
Post Details
Email ckuhns(at)uark.edu
Employer's Website jobs.uark.edu
Category
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Other
Job Classification Job Classification -> Professor
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Fayetteville, AR
Key Words Faculty
Start Date 07/01/2020
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Deadline Feb-15-2020