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Visiting Assistant Extension Educator Nursery IPM with University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT

Type of position Full-time, 11-month, end-date position available immediately. The position is funded for one year with the possibility of renewal based on performance evaluation, available funding sources, and the candidate’s ability to secure additional funding.
Employer University of Connecticut
Location Storrs, CT
Description of Location The main UConn campus is located about 25 miles east of Hartford in Storrs, CT
Salary The salary is negotiable and commensurate with training and experience.
Benefits Full state worker benefit package
Closing date of competition Preference will be given to applications recieved before January 20, 2014
Date position available Available immediately. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.
Description of duties The successful candidate will be expected to develop, conduct, and evaluate a statewide Extension IPM educational program for nursery growers and garden center owners.


  • Develop, conduct, and evaluate a statewide Extension program using the latest research-based information related to all facets of pest management and overall crop health in nursery and other ornamental crops.
  • Work collaboratively with teams of Extension educators, specialists and others to plan, implement and evaluate programs statewide.
  • Secure extramural funding and develop a diverse portfolio of educational materials for Extension clients and scholarly materials for professional peers.
  • Perform other appropriate duties as needed or assigned to fulfill the Extension mission.
Qualifications sought Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Master’s degree in entomology, plant pathology, weed science, integrated pest management, horticulture, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in agricultural systems, preferably ornamental crop production, and conducting integrated pest management programs.
  • Ability to respond to pest control inquiries from the ornamental horticulture industry regarding arthropod pests, plant pathogens, and weeds.
  • Experience in conducting applied research and demonstration projects.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent oral, written, and technology-based communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate with and interact effectively with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability in writing grant proposals.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience conducting Extension-based field work and programming.
  • Experience in impact evaluation of IPM Extension programs, including the quantification of pesticide use.
  • Knowledge of biological controls.
  • Knowledge of nutritional diagnostics and recommendations for nursery crops.
  • Familiarity with website content management software.
Contact for additional
Contact Ms. Donna Ellis at donna.ellis@uconn.edu
Application procedure
Submit what
Please submit a Curriculum Vitae and a letter of application, which includes the names and contact information of three professional references.
Submit to
Applications are submitted electronically through the Husky Hire webpage at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu. Search #2014365. Follow the ‘Search Apply’ registration instructions and then search for this job posting using the search number listed above.
Additional Information We encourage applications from under-represented groups, including minorities, women, and people with disabilities.
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