University of Tennessee Seeks Assistant Professor / Extension Specialty Crops Plant Pathologist

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has announced a position availability for a 12-month tenure-track, Assistant Professor (100% Extension) of Entomology and Plant Pathology, with particular emphasis on pathogens of non-ornamental specialty crops. Located at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture in Knoxville, Tennessee, this position is expected to develop and deliver a vibrant, nationally recognized innovative applied research and Extension education program focused on diseases of one or more important or emerging crops of Tennessee (e.g., fruits, vegetables, tobacco, hemp). The selected individual will provide technical expertise on disease management, will develop an educational program using traditional and innovative outreach tools for diverse audiences (e.g., Extension agents and specialists, producers, regional and state leaders, Master Gardeners) and will provide leadership in developing a specialty crop Extension and outreach program that meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or veteran status. The candidate also is expected to participate in the training of M.S. and Ph.D. students and to provide service to the department, university, and professional societies or organizations.

The position will be available beginning July 1, 2017. Screening of applicant credentials will begin March 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information and to apply, please see the full position announcement here.