Assistant Professor - Small Fruit Extension Specialist

Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Nov 02, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The Department of Horticulture (https://hort.caes.uga.edu/) at The University of Georgia, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Extension Specialist of Horticulture. This is a nine-month position with a guarantee of two months summer salary, with an 80% Extension and 20% Research appointment. The responsibilities of this position include commercial production of small fruits, with emphasis on blueberries. This commodity is an important component of the state's horticultural industry with a farm gate value of around $300.4 million. Extension teaching and outreach is required for this position. The incumbent will be expected to establish an Extension and Research program that will address high priority problems/issues in Georgia's small fruit production industries; provide training, resource materials and technical assistance to County Extension Agents; procure extramural funding; publish research findings; mentor graduate students, and regularly participate in other scholarly and departmental activities. The candidate will be expected to interact effectively with growers, industry leaders, government agencies, grower organizations, as well as other disciplines, and develop regional and national collaborations when feasible. The position will be located at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, Tifton, Georgia.