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we have a position open in Horticultural Science focused on
sustainable energy. We would love to get a strong sustainable agriculture
person in this position (it's broadly written, therefore many disciplines
will qualify). Please circulate broadly to anyone you think might be
interested. Thank you..

*Position Description *

*Department of Horticultural Science*

*North Carolina State University*

*Position:                        Assistant Professor Sustainable
Horticultural Energy Management                *

*Appointment:*               65% Research, 35% Academic, 12 month

                                       Department of Horticultural Science

*Location:*  The North Carolina State University

Department of Horticultural Science

Raleigh, North Carolina

*Position Available:*       September 1, 2014
*Qualifications:              *Ph.D. degree in Horticulture, Crop
Science, Agronomy,
Plant Biology or related field or in Agricultural Engineering or
Agricultural Economics.
The successful candidate must
have demonstrated
research productivity through publications in relevant refereed journals,
and an existing record of, or strong potential for, successful grant
procurement. It is essential that the incumbent conduct team-oriented
research, exhibit leadership abilities, and demonstrate effective written
and verbal communication skills. Prior experience working with horticulture
stakeholders and sustainable crop production is a benefit. Postdoctoral
experience is preferred.

*Responsibilities:            *The candidate will be expected to 1) develop
a national research program on horticultural energy conservation and
management, focusing, but not limited to, energy conservation strategies in
sustainable production systems, developing farm, nursery and protected
culture energy budgets; conducting full cost accounting and cost benefit
analyses of horticultural biofuel utilization strategies, protected culture
heating/cooling, and other energy related issues; and facilitating
development of alternative energy strategies for horticultural operations,
2) teach two or more courses per year (undergraduate or graduate) and one
other one-credit graduate course via distance education, course topics
could include sustainable energy management, sustainable and/or organic
crop production, or a related topic depending on the successful candidate's
area of interest and department and college course needs, 3) establish
collaborative partnerships with faculty based at NCSU and the Center for
Environmental Farming Systems, as well as with other universities, USDA,
and the private sector; 4) provide input to NC horticulture industries on
farm energy management and participate in annual field days and commodity
meetings; 5) establish a rigorous, nationally recognized, extramurally
funded research program; 6) publish research results in relevant peer
reviewed publications; and 7) demonstrated experience chairing and serving
on graduate student committees.

*Application:                  *Applicants should apply online at
https://jobs.ncsu.edu (reference position number 00104010). Attach a cover
letter and CV to the online applicant profile, and include the names and
contact information for at least three references. For more information,
contact either Dr. Brian Whipker, Professor and Search Committee Chair,
919-515-5374, brian_whipker@ncsu.edu, or Dr. John Dole, Professor and Head,
919-515-3131, john_dole@ncsu.edu, Department of Horticultural Science, Box
7609, NC State University, Raleigh, NC  27695-7609.  Review of applications
will begin August 15, 2014, or until an acceptable candidate is identified.

*AA/EOE:*                      Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Persons
with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview
process please call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to
criminal and sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require
credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution
outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree
verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.  NC
State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all
employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons
hired to work in the United States.
*Application Deadline:  *August 15, 2014, or until an acceptable candidate
is identified.
Nancy Creamer, Director
Center for  Environmental Farming Systems
Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Agriculture
  and Community Based Food Systems
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7609
Raleigh, NC 27695

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