FACULTY POSITION – Assistant Professor, Specialty Crops, research and education, 9-month, tenure-track, in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, College of Agricultural Sciences.
RESPONSIBILITIES – Conduct research and teach specialty crop production and utilization, including the application of organic methods. The specialty crops of greatest focus for this position are vegetable and fruit crops important in Colorado. The appointee is expected to: • Teach courses in vegetable and/or fruit crops and in organic production methods. Some courses are taught in alternate years and/or are co-taught with other faculty; the current teaching assignment averages four semester credits per academic year. Advise undergraduate and graduate students. • Design educational programs that deliver the results of specialty crops research to end users in Colorado. This can/should include production and marketing recommendations delivered via some combination of demonstrations and field days, workshops, electronic communication, and/or farm visits. • Develop a research program focused on solving problems and promoting opportunities for specialty crop growers in Colorado, including organic and small farm producers, with emphasis on vegetable crops. Communication of research results is expected to include various forms of scholarly publications. • Maintain a liaison role with the Colorado Department of Agriculture (Markets Division) which may include administration of that agency’s program of grants to specialty crop growers. • Obtain external funding to support development and maintenance of an aggressive, comprehensive program that generates and communicates information to Colorado’s specialty crop producers.
QUALIFICATIONS – Ph.D. in horticulture or closely related discipline required by the start date. Training and/or experience with commercial specialty crop growing, including organic methods is required. Applicants must demonstrate experience or potential to: plan and execute research and extension education directed to solving specialty crop production problems; work well within interdisciplinary teams; teach effectively and advise undergraduate and graduate students; develop strong relationships with external stakeholders; seek and obtain external funding for the program; effectively communicate program goals and results orally and in writing; and advance the department’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but should be received by September 16, 2013, to assure full consideration. Please send: letter of application describing experience and abilities related to the stated qualifications; a curriculum vita; statement of teaching philosophy and approach; unofficial transcripts of courses taken; and the names and contact information for four professional references whom we may contact for letters of recommendation at a future date. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Steve Wallner, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1173. Phone (970) 491-7018; Fax (970) 491-7745, e-mail: email@example.com
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