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Assistant or Associate Professor of Horticulture

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Applicants should submit the following documentation in electronic format at : (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vita, (3) unofficial transcripts (4) a list of 4 references with contact information including email address, (5) a 1 to 2-page statement of extension philosophy, accomplishments and future goals, and (6) a 1 to 2-page statement of research accomplishments and future goals. Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to: Dr. Tim Coolong Email: Phone: 229.386.7495

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Posting Number 2017_00574F
Posting Type
Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Horticulture
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range Competitive
Job Summary

The Department of Horticulture (, The University of Georgia, is seeking applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Horticulture with responsibilities in vegetable production. The position is a twelve-month, tenure track position with a 80% Extension and 20% Research appointment. The incumbent will be expected to establish an extension and research program that will use applied research to address high priority issues in vegetable production; provide training, resource materials and technical assistance to county extension agents; procure extramural funding; publish research findings; and regularly participate in other scholarly and departmental activities including participation in and support of graduate education. The candidate will be expected to have national recognition for their efforts and interact effectively with growers, industry leaders, government agencies, grower organizations, as well as other disciplines, and develop regional cooperation when feasible. The position will be located at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, Tifton, Georgia. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Horticulture or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications

The incumbent must collaborate and work cooperatively with other scientists, county faculty, and industry clientele as well as have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of research and/or extension programming excellence. Preference will also be given to candidates with vegetable experience. The successful applicant must qualify for the rank of Associate Professor according to

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 12/19/2017
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date 03/01/2018
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Tifton Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of References with Contact Information
  5. Public Svc/Extension Philosophy
  6. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
Optional Documents