Assistant or Associate Professor of Horticulture - Vegetable Crops

The Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment at the University of Kentucky is currently seeking a twelve-month, tenure-track extension (70%), research (25%), service (5%) position is available in the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture. ( This position will develop a statewide Extension education and applied research program in support of Kentucky's commercial vegetable industry. The successful candidate will be expected to provide training and support for county extension agents to augment and expand the delivery of support for the commercial vegetable industry. Programs will focus on a wide variety of field-grown, high tunnel and greenhouse vegetable crops with emphasis on integrated and sustainable production and marketing systems. The program focus for this position will be aided by and responsive to extension council discussions at county, regional and state levels. This position will also provide leadership to interdepartmental and interdisciplinary efforts related to commercial vegetable production and act as the primary linkage between the College of Agriculture and the commercial vegetable industry. Educational resource material development and publication of applied research results in appropriate outlets including peer reviewed journals are required. The successful candidate will be expected to generate extramural competitive, industrial, and gift support for their program.

Applications should include:
Curriculum vitae
Cover letter
Academic Transcripts

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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Job Title
Assistant or Associate Professor of Horticulture - Vegetable Crops

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Work Location
Lexington, KY

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Required Education

Ph.D. in horticulture or plant science.

Required Related Experience

Knowledge related to commercial vegetable production is required.

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Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Ph.D. in horticulture or plant science with knowledge related to commercial vegetable production is required. The individual should possess the ability to function within a team and to communicate effectively.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Academic Transcript
Optional Documents