Tim Griffin 495 College Avenue
Extension Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Orono ME 04473-1294
University of Maine
Phone: 207-581-2942 Fax: 207-581-1301
College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469
POSITION: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Sustainable
APPOINTMENT: Tenure track, academic year appointment; 40% teaching; 60%
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in an appropriate agricultural science (must be
earned or near completion before an applicant will be considered);
educational background and teaching/research experience in either vegetable
or weed ecology and management; demonstrated effectiveness in teaching
and/or research; teaching/research experience in alternative agricultural
practices. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to interact
effectively with scientists from other disciplines and constituents in the
broader agricultural community. Experience in grant development and the
use of multi-disciplinary systems approaches to solving agricultural
problems is desirable.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and teach an introductory course in sustainable
agriculture and an upper-level course reflecting the successful applicant's
area of expertise. Participate in graduate education through teaching and
advising. Develop a vigorous research program in the area of expertise.
This research program should include a focus on sustainable approaches to
agricultural production (e.g. enhancing profitability, soil quality and
productivity, and/or minimizing inputs of nonrenewable resources). The
research is expected to address important state and regional needs and
involve effective interaction with agricultural constituencies and other
faculty. Opportunities exist to participate in and/or lead a
multi-disciplinary cropping systems trial and also to advise a student-run
community supported agriculture project.
SALARY: Commensurate with training and experience.
POSITION AVAILABLE: September 1, 1998
APPLICATION: Submit a cover letter stating research and teaching interests,
vitae, official transcripts, and letters from three references to Dr.
Gregory Porter, Department of Applied Ecology & Environmental Sciences,
5722 Deering Hall, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, 04469-5722 (email:
Porter@maine.edu). Application review will begin on July 15, 1998.
The University of Maine is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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