The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, announces a Clinical/Engagement Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) position for Specialty Crop Production at Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center, Vincennes, Indiana.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The individual will conduct an innovative outreach and applied research program with demonstrated impact on commercial vegetable and melon crop production. Develop educational programs and publications appropriate to the needs of the industry and Extension professionals in Indiana and nationally. The stakeholder-driven applied research program should complement outreach efforts in vegetable and melon crop production. Primary research area is flexible and could involve cropping systems ecology, soil fertility / plant nutrition, irrigation management, postharvest, or protected agriculture, with an emphasis on sustainable production. Teach an introductory horticulture course at Vincennes University.
Appointee is expected to interact with faculty in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (HLA), other Purdue faculty, field Extension staff, and growers. Generation of funding to support research and outreach is expected, and publication of research results in appropriate venues is expected. Involvement and interaction with graduate students is encouraged, including recruiting and advising students. Further information about the position may be obtained from the co-chairs of the search committee:
Dr. Liz Maynard (Email: email@example.com
) or Dr. Steve Weller (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in horticulture, soil science, crop ecology or a closely related field. Applicants should have knowledge of areas related to specialty crop production, efficient use of crop production inputs, design of field and greenhouse experiments, and problem analysis. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Ability to work effectively with clientele and county extension staff is essential and ability to work as a member of diverse teams is important. Organizational skills are expected.