|Minimum/Preferred Qualifications: |
An earned PhD degree in Soil Science, Plant Science/Horticulture, Agroecology, Agronomy, or other closely related fields, is required at the time of hiring. Evidence of effectiveness in outreach and training is expected.
A successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of extension and scientific scholarship by appropriate peer-reviewed publications, ability to obtain funding to support applied research and extension programs, and excellent oral and written communication skills.
A strong background and/or training in small farm, urban and/or sustainable agricultural systems is highly preferred.
S/he should show evidence of leadership and collaboration to develop educational approaches that incorporate technology, interdisciplinary teams, farm and field research, demonstrations and trials in collaboration with small acreage and/or urban growers, and have a broad knowledge of crop production systems.
Preferred qualifications include experience with soil fertility and organic matter management, high-value crops (fruit, vegetables, and/or flowers), working with diverse populations, and experience with arid agricultural and horticultural systems.
Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter (include your personal Extension and research philosophy and approach), Resume/CV, Transcript, and Contact information for references.