Assistant Professor - Horticulture

Clemson, SC

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Assistant Professor - Horticulture

The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences at Clemson University is seeking to fill a 12-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level (50% research 50% Extension) to work on horticultural crops of economic importance to South Carolina. The position is located at Clemson University’s Edisto Research & Education Center (EREC), Blackville, South Carolina (https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/research/edisto). EREC is a 2,356-acre tract of land situated in Blackville, South Carolina. The Center is an integral part of Clemson University's Public Service activities including the Agricultural Research and Forestry system, the Precision Agriculture Program, and the Cooperative Extension Service. Scientists at the EREC include agricultural engineers, an entomologist, a horticulturalist, agronomists, and plant pathologists working in field crops and commercial horticulture. Clemson University is recognized as a Top 25 public university by U.S. News and World Report.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, innovative, and extramurally supported research program in fundamental and applied horticulture, focused on horticultural crops economically important in South Carolina and the southeastern United States. The research must be responsive to grower and stakeholder needs. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with other faculty members in the department and college and to interact with stakeholders and commodity groups in the region and around the country. There is an expectation of excellence in grantsmanship, timely communication of research findings through publication of peer-reviewed journal articles, and active participation in training and mentoring of graduate students and postdocs. In addition to the above responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to communicate findings effectively with stakeholders and to participate in teaching activities.

Salary
Competitive and commensurate with background and experience. An attractive fringe benefits package is available.