The Department of Horticulture at the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Fayetteville, invites applications to fill a 12-month, tenure track Assistant faculty position (80% research, 20% teaching) with an emphasis on greenhouse and controlled environment food crops production. The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is a land-grant institution and the flagship research university in Arkansas.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop a robust, extramurally funded research program primarily focused on multiple aspects of greenhouse and controlled environment food crop (e.g. lettuce, herbs, tomato, small fruits, etc.) production using various soilless and hydroponic systems. Within this area, research could be focused on such subjects as mineral nutrition, light, new crop production methods, substrates, disinfectants and food safety or other topics important in the production of controlled environment and greenhouse-grown food crops. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in grantsmanship, present research results in peer-reviewed publications, and teach graduate and undergraduate level courses. Courses to be taught will include the online greenhouse management course as well as expanding the online course offering to include greenhouse crops production. The candidate also will be expected to advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, provide service to the department, college, university and state as appropriate for his/her expertise, and collaborate effectively with departmental research and extension faculty and colleagues in related disciplines.
- A Ph.D. in horticulture closely related field is required, with training in the field of controlled environment and greenhouse management and greenhouse crop production.
- The ability to conduct independent and collaborative research are required.
- Evidence of potential for effective classroom teaching.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Experience in conducting plant research in controlled environment and greenhouse agriculture.
- Published research in peer reviewed scholarly journals.
- Evidence of ability to conduct research activities independently and collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams.
- Experience writing grant proposals or managing grant budgets.
- Evidence of effective teaching at the college/university level.