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Assistant Professor/Extension Sustainability Specialist with University of Georgia in Tifton, GA

Type of position Tenure Track, Assistant Professor – 80% Extension, 20% Research
9 Month Appointment
Employer University of Georgia
Description of Employer Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Location Tifton, GA
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Closing date of competition Open Until Filled
Date position available January 1, 2023
Description of duties

The successful candidate will develop an applied research program creating an interdisciplinary approach toward sustainable cropping systems for agronomic and specialty crops, with an emphasis in pesticide stewardship. Efforts to develop these systems will focus on multiple areas that unite cultural practices, conservation tillage, and pest management while incorporating contemporary management strategies with new innovative sustainability approaches. The individual is expected to work closely with Georgia Department of Agriculture as well as other regulatory agencies and science-based organizations in conducting applied research that considers how using pesticides, primarily herbicides, advance sustainable cropping systems while also improving overall farm health. Developing effective application practices that foster on-target pesticide applications while protecting applicators, the environment, and the consumer will be a focal point of the applied research portion of this position.

Qualifications sought

To be considered for the Assistant Professor level candidates must hold a Ph.D. either in plant, soil, weed, entomology, plant pathology, IPM sciences, or related field of study.

Application procedure  
Submit what Required:
Cover Letter

List of References with Contact Information
Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
Research Portfolio/Philosophy
Unofficial Letters of Recommendation
Public Svc/Extension Philosophy

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