Job: Assistant Professor of Organic/Sustainable Agriculture, Missouri

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY Department of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences Jefferson City, MO 65102 Position Description/Responsibilities: This is a full time non-tenure track position with approximately 75% research and 25% teaching in the area of Organic/Sustainable Agriculture.  The selected candidate will focus on research related to organic and/or sustainable yet diversified cropping systems that will improve the competitiveness of producers who are adopting organic practices.  The research should be applicable to small farm situation, and should specifically benefit the limited- resource farmers. The applicant will be expected to develop a nationally recognized research program in organic agriculture, obtain extramural funding, make presentations in national and international meetings, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and collaborate with researchers from other programs on campus and around the state.  In addition, the candidates must have the ability to develop and teach courses in his/her areas of expertise.

Qualifications:  An earned Ph.D. in Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Science, Soil Science, Environmental Science, Sustainable Agriculture, or any closely related discipline. The candidates should have a clear understanding, commitment and evidence of a holistic view point relative to solving agricultural, environmental and social problems.  Preferred qualifications include research experience in organic and/or sustainable agriculture, demonstrated ability to attract extramural funding, and classroom teaching experience.  Candidates must demonstrate skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and an ability to work well with a diverse group of students, teachers and researchers.

Application Procedure:  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a completed Lincoln University Application for Employment Form downloadable at http://www.lincolnu.edu/files/LUEmploymentapp.pdf, current resume, university transcripts, and three letters of reference to: Human Resource Services, Lincoln University, 101 Young Hall, P.O. Box 29, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0029. Lincoln University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ ADA Employer.

Salary & Benefits:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard benefit package, as described on the Lincoln University web site, is made available to all full-time faculty.

Posted on:  07/12/2010
Closing Date:  August 23, 2010 or until the position is filled.

2 Comments on Job: Assistant Professor of Organic/Sustainable Agriculture, Missouri

  1. Sir,
    Is this position still vacant?

    Thanks.
    Olaleye

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