Document ID: AA324-091N
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF URBAN AGRICULTURE (TENURE TRACK)
The Assistant Professor of Urban Agriculture is a tenure track position at Kentucky State University in the College of Agriculture, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems (CAFSSS). This Ph.D. level position will lead cooperative research and extension projects to assist in the development of urban agricultural systems. This position will support the horticultural production and associated economic issues with urban agriculture, as well as work with other programs to support the development of community gardens and aquaponics ventures. Stakeholders include urban farmers, small-scale and organic fruit and vegetable farmers, aquaponics producers, home and community gardeners, environmental consultants, and urban planners. The successful candidate will assist in teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses including urban agricultural systems and related areas.
Develop an integrated research program in support of the development of community gardens and aquaponics ventures. Stakeholders include urban farmers, small-scale and organic fruit and vegetable farmers, aquaponics producers, home and community gardeners, environmental consultants, and urban planners.
Develop research and extension proposals, conduct research, analyze research results, and publish results in area of urban agricultural systems.
Share research-based results with stakeholders through extension programs.
Mentor graduate and undergraduate students engaged in applied research projects.
Serve on committees for university, stakeholder groups, and professional associations.
Work with small and limited resource farmers and underserved communities.
Other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Ph.D. degree required in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, or related areas. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Candidates should have knowledge in the areas of urban agricultural systems.
Candidates must demonstrate the potential for collaborative, integrated, multi-disciplinary research, granting, publishing, and stakeholder involvement.
Preference will be given to candidates with a record of excellence in research and teaching and the ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in the university setting.
Ability to monitor or supervise laboratory research.
Ability to work under deadlines.
Will need a valid Kentucky Driver's License.
Please fill out the application located in the employment section on www.kysu.edu and submit a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: firstname.lastname@example.org .