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Horticulture: Department Information


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Assistant/Associate Professor of Horticulture

DESCRIPTION:  The University of Georgia Department of Horticulture is seeking applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Horticulture position with responsibilities in sustainable horticultural practices, with an emphasis in local food production. This is a twelve-month, tenure track position with a 50% Teaching and 50% Research appointment.

Teaching responsibilities will include: 1) a large undergraduate course in organic gardening, targeting undergraduate non-majors; 2) an undergraduate course in organic agricultural systems that serves as the cornerstone of a college-wide Certificate in Organic Agriculture; 3) a new graduate-level course in sustainable horticulture systems; and 4) an additional course within the incumbent’s area of expertise.

The incumbent is expected to establish a research program addressing sustainable food production issues of importance to Georgia and the Southeast. Certified organic farmland is available for investigating a wide range of production and post-harvest research problems. The incumbent is expected to procure extramural funding; publish research findings; and regularly participate in other scholarly and departmental activities. The incumbent is expected to participate in an emerging campus-wide Sustainable Food Systems Initiative and will collaborate with existing faculty from across campus to encourage integrative research projects.

LOCATION: The position will be located at the Athens campus of the University of Georgia.

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a PhD in Horticulture or closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of teaching and/or research programming excellence. The incumbent must be able to collaborate and work cooperatively with other scientists, students, county faculty, and industry clientele as well as have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

APPLICATIONS: Send application package via email to:

David Berle, Search Committee Chair
Phone: 706.542.2471; FAX: 706.542.0624

Applicants should submit via email to David Berle a single PDF document with the following information in the following order: a letter of application; CV; statement of research and statement of teaching philosophy in support of the Sustainable Food Systems Initiative. Applicants should also arrange for official transcripts and four professional letters of reference to be sent to the above email address.

To assure full consideration, applications must be received by 28 February 2013. The University of Georgia is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants regardless of gender or ethnic background. The University requests your voluntary completion of our demographic inquiry found at:, which is used for monitoring our efforts. This information will only be used for Equal Opportunity reporting purposes and your personal information will not be shared with the search committee.

Effective January 1, 2008, the Board of Regents has enacted a “background check” policy for new hires in the system as a condition of employment. This policy can be found at: Upon offer of employment, you must complete the “Consent for a Background Investigation” form, as a criminal background check will be conducted prior
to hiring.

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