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Assistant/Associate Professor – Horticulture with Cornell University in Geneva, New York, United States, 14456

Type of position Full-time
Employer Cornell University
Location Geneva, New York, United States, 14456
Salary DOE
Closing date of competition 12/14/2018
Date position available 11/27/2018
Description of duties Assistant/Associate Professor; Horticulture
Weed Ecology and Management for Specialty Crop Systems (
School of Integrative Plant Science—Horticulture Section
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,
Cornell AgriTech, Geneva, NY
Academic year appointment: 9-monthStart Date: July 1, 2019 or as negotiatedThe School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University (http://sips.cals.cornell.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Weed Ecology and Management for Specialty Crop Systems. Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional applicants at the Associate Professor level will also be considered. The successful applicant is expected to develop internationally recognized research and extension programs supported by external funding. Research should emphasize optimization of the entire production system that results in effective, resilient weed management, and may include applied agroecology, novel production-system enhancements enabled by computing and information science, nanotechnology, autonomous machines, organic agriculture and management of herbicide resistance. The successful candidate will lead an extension program in integrated weed management for specialty crops.

The position has 60% research and 40% extension responsibilities in whole-system solutions in specialty-crop production systems. The successful applicant is expected to develop internationally recognized research and extension programs supported by external funding. Research should emphasize design and management of the entire production system to realize effective, resilient weed management. Ideally the research program will have a foundation in applied agroecology and may include novel production-system enhancements enabled by digital agricultural technologies (sensors, data analytics, robotics), organic agriculture and effective use and management of herbicides. Extension responsibilities include leadership for systems-based horticultural crop management, maintaining integrated weed management guidelines in support of organic and conventional systems (including supporting registration of herbicides appropriate for horticultural crops in New York), and developing curricula for training extension educators and crop consultants. The extension program should be closely coordinated with other Cornell faculty, Cornell Cooperative Extension and New York growers.

Qualifications sought Qualifications:

PhD degree in plant sciences or a related discipline with an emphasis on weed ecology and management. A record of peer-reviewed publications, grant support and scholarly accomplishments commensurate with experience. Preferred qualifications include postdoctoral experience, successful collaborative experience and ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups, including students, colleagues and external stakeholders. We seek applicants whose record in research, teaching or service has prepared them to contribute to Cornell’s historical commitment to diversity.

Academic Rank, Compensation and Benefits:

Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) with salary competitive with peer institutions and commensurate with background and experience. An attractive fringe benefits package is provided.

Application Instructions:

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, a https://cals.cornell.edu/about/leadership/ofa/hr/statement-contribution-diversity-equity-and-inclusion/ statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion and arrange to have three reference letters submitted to Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12712 Questions may be directed to Search Committee Chair Thomas Bjorkman (tnb1@cornell.edu) or to Ms. Amy Andersen (ada10@cornell.edu; 1-315-787-2394). Initial screening of applications will commence on December 3, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.


The new faculty member will join a collaborative, interdisciplinary community on the Geneva, New York campus of Cornell University. Cornell AgriTech is reimagining the future of food and agriculture systems through innovative research, technology, and education to improve the health of the people, environment and economy of New York State and beyond.

The Section of Horticulture is part of Cornell’s School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS), a large internationally renowned group of academics with abundant interactions and joint projects. Members of the section also have close collaborations with colleagues specializing in specialty crops on the Geneva campus, as well as professional staff in Cornell Cooperative Extension. The School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) was launched by Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2014 to provide a unifying framework for five sections (formerly departments) with interrelated activities: Horticulture, Plant Biology, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology, and Soil & Crop Sciences. The sections are associated with distinct disciplines and graduate fields, but are increasingly connected by urgent local and global challenges and the revolutionary scientific tools now available.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.

Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. Visit https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-upstate-new-york/ to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area.

We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options.

For more information about the position, SIPS, and the Section of Horticulture, please visit http://sips.cals.cornell.edu/. For more about Cornell AgriTech, please visit https://agritech.cals.cornell.edu/.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Life. Changing.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses in Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

The Cornell community embraces diversity and inclusion. We value AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts persons of all races, ethnicities and genders.

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