Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist - Vegetable and Fruit
Auburn University at Auburn
Location: Auburn, Alabama
Internal Number: 41367
The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology of the College of Agriculture at Auburn University is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, specializing in vegetable and fruit entomology. This faculty position is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track 75% Extension and 25% research appointment based on the main campus in Auburn, AL. This position includes benefits such as health insurance and retirement. The projected start date is June 1, 2024.
Responsibilities: In this position, the successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an impactful Extension and research program focused on the integrated management of insect and mite pests associated with major vegetable and fruit crops in Alabama. Successful candidate will establish themselves as the in-state expert for vegetable and fruit pests. The research efforts should include grant proposal writing, management of funded projects, scientific outputs such as papers and presentation, as well as support and mentoring of at least one graduate student. They should build an Extension program with in-state, regional and national recognition. The person in this position will be expected to collaborate with not only scientists within the college, but also groups, organizations, and scientists across the region.
Auburn University is dedicated to improving the lives and shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research and scholarship, and selfless service.With generous benefits and opportunities, you have every reason to work here!