Search for University Jobs in Agriculture

Job ID: 204478

Vegetable Extension and Sustainable Horticulture Specialist
North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Date Posted Jan. 27, 2023
Title Vegetable Extension and Sustainable Horticulture Specialist
University North Carolina State University at Raleigh More About This Institution...
Raleigh, NC, United States
Department College of Agriculture and Life Sciences More About This Department...
Application Deadline Open until a suitable candidate is found – Review of Candidates will commence February 28, 2023
Position Start Date April 1, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Horticulture
    Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural Extension
    Agricultural - General

This position will develop an innovative extension, teaching and research program to advance the science and practice of vegetable production and sustainable horticulture, including organic agriculture. The incumbent will develop an extramural funded and nationally recognized program that will include training programs for agents, growers and affiliated industry partners; develop digital and printed production guides and extension publications; and foster relationships with grower associations and industry leaders to optimize program impacts. This position will manage primary extension responsibilities on solanaceous, cruciferous/leafy vegetables, and other vegetables (e.g. cucurbits, legumes) in the field and controlled environment/greenhouse systems. Opportunities exist to develop collaborations with campus and external partners to enhance black, indigenous, and people of color, and under-represented farmer success. Research will inform the extension program and help growers to innovate and improve their businesses and increase climate resilience. The incumbent will connect with university and external stakeholders to lead and partner in interdisciplinary collaborations.

Expertise in extension and research will be translated into a vegetable production class (20-25 students) every year of the position. Opportunities for future innovation in teaching can be pursued depending on the candidate’s interest, student needs, and department priorities.

The incumbent will provide service to professional societies and other organizations outside of the University as appropriate to their disciplinary area. Service to the programs and governance of the University, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the Department is also an expectation as requested or desired.

To see the full content of the announcement and apply on-line go to (position number PG192343EP)

  • NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Frank J Louws
    Dept Horticultural Science
    North Carolina State University at Raleigh
    2721 Founders Dr
    Kilgore Hall
    Raleigh, NC 27695
  • 919-626-9404


Refer this job to a friend or colleague!

New Search | Previous

RSS for the latest higher education jobs
Atom for the latest higher education jobs
Need a Sabbatical Home?