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Assistant Professor – Sustainable Horticultural Energy Management

Appointment: 65% Research, 35% Academic, 12 month
Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University

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.

Apply online at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/37630. Application Deadline: 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.

 

Data Analyst in Training

Anticipated Hiring Range: $15/hour

Work Schedule: 40 Hours a Week, partial at NCSU main campus

Essential Job Duties: This position offers work with the CEFS Local Foods Research Initiative in support of its econometrics research efforts at the intersection of Agriculture and Socio-Economics.

Job responsibilities include data analysis and data organization. Candidates will be trained in these tasks during the course of employment. Candidate must be able to hit the ground running. Familiarity with statistical software or computer programming and data management are expected. This position will work under the guidance of Drew Marticorena, Research Coordinator and Dr. Nancy Creamer, Director of the Center of Environmental Farming Systems.

Minimum Experience/Education: Experience with either a statistical software package or a computer programming language/Metlab is necessary. Good organizational skills are necessary. Experience with agriculture or related field is preferred. This position also requires the ability to use MS Office as well as learn additional software as part of the employment.

Departmental Required Skills: Superior organization and time management skills are necessary. Attention to detail, excellent follow-through, ability to think on your feet and communicate effectively are vital to success in this position.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Familiarity and interest in local food and sustainable agriculture is preferred. Due to funding restrictions, applicant must be persuing a degree.

Apply online at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/39669. You will be prompted to upload a cover letter, resume, and 3 references.

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & 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.

 

Alternative Swine Unit Program Manager

Primary Purpose of Position

The position will be required to provide leadership to Cooperative Extension program efforts, coordinating and managing the alternative swine unit at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) in Goldsboro, NC. So, the person in the position will be required to work somewhat independently and interact in a collaborative manner with CEFS and research station supervisors and staff on behalf of A&T.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

This Extension Assistant position, the Extension Swine Program Manager, would provide on-site direction and coordination for the Extension Swine Program at the CEFS Alternative Swine Unit for successful Extension demonstration site value. The person in the position would be responsible for daily operations of the Unit (similar to the current Extension Associate/Horticulture Unit Coordinator at A&T Farm) and provide leadership in conjunction with the A&T Supervisor and co-Director of CEFS as related to sustainable swine production. The position will operate under the direction of the Swine Unit Coordinator and in collaboration with NCDA&CS staff responsible for their activities on the unit.

Minimum Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Farm Management or related field with 2 years’ experience involving livestock or farm management, preferably with Swine, master’s degree preferred. Experience with extension or program/project management preferred. Valid Driver’s license and personal transportation required

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

2 years’ experience involving livestock or farm management, preferably with Swine. Experience with extension or program/project management preferred

For more information, and to apply, visit https://jobs.ncat.edu/postings/5542

N.C. A&T complies with the immigration reform and control act of 1985. We hire only United States citizens and lawfully authorized foreign nationals. You must be able to provide documentation of employability and identity based on the law.

A criminal conviction check will be required for any applicant who is selected as a finalist for a position. A criminal record does not necessarily eliminate you from employment with the University. Each conviction will be reviewed with respect to the offense, circumstances, seriousness, and the position for which you apply.

NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY IS A LAND-GRANT DOCTORAL/RESEARCH INTENSIVE INSTITUTION AND AA/EEO EMPLOYER