Assistant Scientist/Scholar of Sustainable Agriculture

Florida International University

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted February 19, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time
The Agroecology Program of Department of Earth & Environment invites
applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Scientist/Scholar in the areas
of sustainable agriculture, plant pathology, soil microbiology, or related
field to begin in Fall 2014.  We seek an outstanding candidate with
teaching and research focused on sustainable agriculture, integrated
pest management, sustainable bioenergy with a strong interest in
twenty-first century agricultural practices and technology.
The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach two
regular courses per semester, mentor students, participate in
ongoing research activities, publish scholarly articles, and help
secure research grants.

Florida International University (FIU) is one of the Hispanic-Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACU), a new designation received since April 2012.  The vibrant Agroecology Program started in 2005 with a significant funding support from the United States Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture.  This has become one of the signature programs in College of Arts & Sciences-School of Environment, Arts, & Society.  Over the years, the Program has received support from USDA Hispanic Serving Institutions, Multicultural Scholarship Program, International Science Education Program, and National Needs Fellows Program of over $5 million. The program has developed strong collaborations with high schools, even middle schools, Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, USDA-ARS Sub-Tropical Horticulture Research Station, The DuMond Conservatory Monkey Jungle/Possum Trot, and the University of Florida Tropical Research & Education Center. We are rapidly expanding our program in Redlands area of Homestead with research, teaching, and outreach facilities. The facility is located in close proximity to USDA-ARS Subtropical Horticulture Research station and UFs Tropical Research and Education Center to interact and develop strong collaborations in research, teaching, and outreach.


A Ph.D. in plant pathology, soil microbiology or related disciplines is required at the time of appointment. Applications must be submitted on-line at  When applying please reference Job Opening ID: 507239. Please include (a) curriculum vitae, (b) statements of teaching and research interests, and (c) contact information for at least three references. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 20th, 2014; the search will remain open until the position is filled. FIU is a multi-campus public research university located in Miami, a vibrant, international city.  FIU offers more than 180 baccalaureate, masters, professional, and doctoral degree programs to over 50,000 students.  As one of South Floridas anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement and is committed to finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our times. FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer.

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