Department of Horticulture, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-Department of Horticulture-AP [#2372]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Viticulture / Horticulture
Appl Deadline:2013/10/28 finished (posted 2013/07/30, finished 2014/05/04, listed until 2013/10/28)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Assistant/Associate Professor of Sustainable Fruit Production

Department of Horticulture, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853

Academic Title: Assistant/Associate Professor, academic year, tenure-track position

Position: 50% research, 50% teaching

Position Description: Assistant/Associate Professor of Sustainable Fruit Production

New York State is a major producer of fruit crops and Cornell University has a long history of research and teaching in the area of fruit production. The wine and grape industry is expanding rapidly in NYS and is a major economic contributor to the economy. Most vineyards and orchards are situated near rivers, lakes and oceans, making nutrient and agrochemical leaching into surface and groundwater an important factor to manage and mitigate. Sustainably managing soil, water, and nutrient resources in a changing climatic and economic environment is critical for the continued success of the winegrape and tree fruit industries.

Responsibilities: The candidate is expected to develop and direct an externally-funded, nationally-recognized research program on deciduous fruit production systems with emphasis on understanding interactions between the fruiting plant and ecosystems, and applying this knowledge to improve the sustainability of fruit crop production systems.

The candidate is also expected to teach or co-teach courses associated with the Viticulture/Enology and Plant Sciences majors, including Ecological Orchard Management, and Viticulture and Vineyard Management. Contributions to other plant science courses are expected, commensurate with skills and abilities. Participation in curriculum development, student recruitment, undergraduate and graduate advising, and internship identification and management will be a component of the teaching responsibility.

The candidate is expected to participate fully in the academic life of the department and college by serving on committees, attending relevant meetings, and serving as a resource for inquiries about fruit production.

Salary and start-up package are generous and able to be negotiated. Benefits are excellent.

Qualifications: PhD in horticulture or closely-related field with experience in fruit production systems. Previous teaching experience desirable.

Application: Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research goals and plans, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and names of three references to: Proposed research should complement rather than replicate ongoing research in the Plant Sciences at Cornell. For additional information, email Dr. Justine Vanden Heuvel at Review of applications will begin October 28, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.

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Further Info:
134 Plant Science Building
236 Tower Road
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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