| Plant Sciences - Agroecology and Variety Testing Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee Location: Knoxville, TN Responsibilities: The University of Tennessee is seeking candidates interested in pursuing an M.S. or Ph.D. in Plant Sciences in the field of agroecology. The primary research focus will be on cover crops, intercropping, and/or living mulches in corn and soybeans. This assistantship is partially funded through the agronomic variety testing program which provides the additional opportunity to gain highly transferable skills in multi-location, small plot corn and soybean variety testing. Opportunities for teaching, extension, and travel to professional meetings will also be available. Funding is also available for candidates who may be interested in pursuing a Ph.D. while also serving as a research associate in the program. The research associate position is optional but would include a higher salary and benefits, commensurate with experience. Qualifications: Minimum requirements include a degree in Agronomy or a related field. Experience with row crops and/or cover crops is also desired but not required. The candidate must possess excellent written and oral English skills, be self-motivated, highly organized, and willing to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students to conduct field and laboratory research. Funding: A competitive stipend, tuition and fees, and medical insurance benefits will be provided. Closing Date: Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until filled. Contact: Please email a letter of interest, C.V. and contact information for three references to Dr. Virginia Sykes (firstname.lastname@example.org). Information about acceptance into the graduate school at the University of Tennessee can be found at: www.gradschool.utk.edu . |
The University of Tennessee is a land grant university with an enrollment of over 27,800. The Plant Sciences Department is located on the Agricultural Campus with lab facilities, greenhouse space, and nearby field space to support active production research. The University of Tennessee also has ten research and education centers which facilitate statewide agricultural research.
Knoxville, Tennessee is a vibrant community, with a population of approximately 183,270. This community boasts a thriving music and arts scene, along with plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures in the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Useful web sites to learn more about the University of Tennessee and the city of Knoxville: The University of Tennessee: www.utk.edu Department of Plant Sciences: www.plantsciences.utk.edu UT Agronomic Variety Trials: www.varietytrials.tennessee.edu UT Crops: www.utcrops.com