FIU Sustainable Agriculture Faculty Position

FIU - Florida International University – Tropical Sustainable Agriculture

The Department of Earth & Environment (http:/casgroup.fiu.eduearthenvironment/) invites applications for an open rank tenure-track position for an outstanding scientist whose research is in the general area of Sustainable Agriculture. Research areas may include, but are not limited to, horticulture, agronomy or general cropping systems in sub-tropical and tropical regions and should include a strong commitment to developing sustainable approaches to the challenges of 21st century agriculture and food security. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a rigorous externally-funded research program and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As part of the expanding Agroecology Program, which features a new field facility, the candidate will be expected to develop local and international partnerships and engage in community outreach.

Florida International University (FIU) is one of the newly established Hispanic-Serving Agricultural College and Universities. The Agroecology Program, started in 2005 with funding from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, is an area of strategic investment for the College of Arts & Sciences’ School of Environment, Arts, & Society. To date, the Program has received over $5M in support from diverse sources. The program has established strong collaborations with local community and agricultural groups, K-12schools, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, USDA-ARS Sub-Tropical Horticulture Research Station, and the University of Florida – Tropical Research & Education Center.

A Ph.D. in horticulture, agronomy, crop sciences, sustainable agriculture or related disciplines is required. For more information contact Dr. Krishnaswamy Jayachandran at jayachan@fiu.edu or visit http:/agroecology.fiu.edu. Applications should be made online through the http:/careers.fiu.edu (id number 505212) including: (a) curriculum vitae, (b) statements of teaching and research interests, and (c) contact information for at least three references. Application review will begin on January 15, 2013 and continue till 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 Florida’s 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.