University of Kentucky seeks Assistant or Associate Professor of Horticulture – Vegetable Crops

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Horticulture – Vegetable Crops 

Responsibilities:  A twelve-month, tenure-track extension (70%), research (25%), service (5%) position is available in the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture. ( This position will develop a statewide Extension education and applied research program in support of Kentucky’s commercial vegetable industry. The successful candidate will be expected to provide training and support for county extension agents to augment and expand the delivery of support for the commercial vegetable industry. Programs will focus on a wide variety of field‑grown, high tunnel and greenhouse vegetable crops with emphasis on integrated and sustainable production and marketing systems. The program focus for this position will be aided by and responsive to extension council discussions at county, regional and state levels. This position will also provide leadership to interdepartmental and interdisciplinary efforts related to commercial vegetable production and act as the primary linkage between the College of Agriculture and the commercial vegetable industry.  Educational resource material development and publication of applied research results in appropriate outlets including peer reviewed journals are required. The successful candidate will be expected to generate extramural competitive, industrial, and gift support for their program.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in horticulture or plant science with knowledge related to commercial vegetable production is required. The individual should possess the ability to function within a team and to communicate effectively.

Location: University of Kentucky, Lexington Campus, Lexington, Kentucky

Salary and Fringe Benefits: Salary is open and competitive. A 403-B retirement plan and group health and life insurance are available.

Application: Screening of applicants will begin June 15, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The position is available August 1, 2017. Candidates should submit a letter of interest (Cover Letter), a curriculum vita (Resume), and the names and contact information for three references. Applications for position number FE00983 must be submitted on line at

Contact: Dr. John Strang, Chair
Search and Screening Committee
Department of Horticulture
N-318 Agricultural Science Bldg. North
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
(859) 257-5685

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity university. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and all interested and qualified people.  The EEO Coordinator is Tim West, S-105 Agricultural Science North, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0091.

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