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Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Resource Economics- Nursery/Greenhouse/Specialty Crops
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Date Posted Sep. 12, 2019
Title Assistant Professor of Agricultural & Resource Economics- Nursery/Greenhouse/Specialty Crops
University University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN, United States
Department Agricultural and Resource Economics
Application Deadline Oct. 31, 2019
Position Start Date Mar. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Horticulture
    Food & Nutritional Science
    Environmental Science & Ecology
    Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural Extension
    Agricultural - General


  • Develop and deliver a nationally recognized statewide integrated Extension and research program focused on nursery, greenhouse, and specialty crops. Research/Extension topics could also include commercial horticulture, ornamentals, fruits, vegetables, commercial urban agriculture, and turfgrass
  • Acquire extramural funding to support, develop, and deliver research and Extension programs
  • Publish in high quality disciplinary and multi-disciplinary journals and other appropriate outlets including peer reviewed Extension publications
  • Work with UTIA faculty, including multi-disciplinary teams, county Extension agents, area Extension specialists and other UT personnel
  • Use traditional and innovative tools to educate a diverse audience including county Extension agents, area Extension specialists, state and federal agencies, state industry and producer groups
  • Mentor and supervise graduate and undergraduate students
  • Provide leadership to state level 4-H programs as appropriate
  • Participate in the service activities of the Department, Institute, University, and profession

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or closely related field. The successful candidate will have excellent research, teaching, communication and quantitative skills and a willingness to work in multi-disciplinary teams. In-depth knowledge and understanding of the nursery and greenhouse industry are desired.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application: Screening of applicants will begin October 31, 2019 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. To apply, send a current curriculum vita, a letter describing your interest in the position and your qualifications, and official transcripts to the address below. Arrange for three letters of reference to be mailed or e-mailed directly to:

Dr. Burton C. English (Email:; Phone: 865-974-3716; Fax: 865-974-4829)
Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
302 Morgan Hall
2621 Morgan Circle
The University of Tennessee Knoxville Tennessee 37996-4518

Effective Date: Position available beginning March 1, 2020.

  • The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Burton English
    Agricultural and Resource Economics
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    302 Morgan Hall
    2621 Morgan Circle
    Knoxville, TN 37996
  • 865-974-3716
  • 865-974-7484


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