Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Vegetable Specialist
University or Organization :
The University of Connecticut
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Aug 01, 2017
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Vegetable Specialist
Keywords separated by commas :
Educator, Vegetable
Location :
Tolland, CT
Area, Department or Unit :
Department of Extension
Full/Part Time :
full time
Salary :
Start Date:
None Stated
Develop and conduct an Extension education and research program that meets critical needs and builds the knowledge base in vegetable crop production and practices. Work with the Extension agriculture team in establishing an innovative multi-disciplinary program in their field of expertise. The faculty member will use the latest research-based and experiential learning-based information related to all facets of developing, implementing, and evaluating vegetable programs for agricultural producers. Serve as a source of support for Good Agricultural Practices in food safety and security of vegetable crop production. Conduct yearly All-America vegetable trials. Faculty member will appraise clientele problems and needs for Extension programs. Clientele include all public and private land use decision-makers, Extension advisors, farmers, growers, horticulturists, professional service providers, private organizations, and public agencies. This will include partnering with many disciplines, programs, agencies, organizations, groups, and others. Extend the reach of UConn Extension by integrating distance technology into program delivery through computer applications, web pages, electronic communications, multimedia technologies, and other emerging technologies. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally-funded education and research program and to develop a diverse portfolio of educational materials for Extension clients and scholarly materials for professional peers. To fulfill the Extension mission, the successful candidate will perform other appropriate duties as needed or assigned.
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Minimum education level :
An earned masters degree in plant science, plant pathology, entomology, or a related field.
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Travel Requirements:
Mileage reimbursement for work-related travel is allowed for personal vehicle use upon proof of insurability and valid drivers license.
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Contact :
Marilyn Gould
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Application Instructions :
this position will be commensurate with training and experience. This is an 11-month per year non-tenure track faculty position. Applicants will be subject to a background screening. To apply go to Screening will begin June 1, 2017 and continue until position is filled.