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Kentucky State University Looking for Assistant Professor of Urban Agriculture

Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:38
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Stakeholders include urban farmers, small-scale and organic fruit and vegetable farmers, aquaponics producers, home and community gardeners, environmental consultants, and urban planners.

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Nov 1, 2016

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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.

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