Assistant Professor -- Small Farms and Urban Agriculture Specialist
Utah State University Plants, Soils, and Climate Department
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Logan, UT
Application Deadline: May 25, 2017
USU is seeking an individual to provide leadership and support for Extension outreach and applied research that will meet the needs of Utah’s small acreage and urban producers. Farming in urban settings has unique challenges inherent to diverse, non-farm environments (actual farms to edible landscapes) and varied markets, including direct producer-consumer interface. This effort is expected to foster progression among small acreage and urban farmers from hobbyists to producers, and integrate across disciplines to reach this goal.
The successful candidate will be required to carry out independent and collaborative research in proportion to the appointment, publish in appropriate refereed journals, secure extramural funding, and advise graduate students. The individual hired will develop an excellent outreach program for beginning and experienced small acreage and urban farmers. The individual hired will also provide leadership across the state through collaborations with Extension specialists and county educators, researchers, farmers, private and governmental organizations, and graduate students to develop practical solutions for strengthening local food systems in the urban environment.