Kentucky: Berea College seeks Visiting Professor in Plant and Soil Science

9 Jan
Department: Agriculture & Natural Resources
The Berea College Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources invites applicants for a full-time, three-year, visiting assistant /associate professor position in plant and soil science to begin in the 2011-2012 academic year and continue through the 2014-2015 academic year.  A Ph.D. in horticulture, agronomy, soil science, agroecology or a related discipline preferred; M.S. required.  Individuals with practical and research experience in organic crop production methods and management systems appropriate for small to medium-sized farms are strongly encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in plant science and soil science; additional courses can be negotiated based on need, interest, and available facilities.  Responsibilities will also include supervising, training, and working with students on the college’s 500-acre educational farm which consists of beef cattle, hogs, goats, pasture, field crops, and horticultural crops.  One-fifth of the farm’s acreage is managed organically.  Creative use of the farm to add hands-on learning opportunities to courses will be essential.  Salary will be commensurate with education, experience, and scholarship record.  Commitment to the purposes of the College and to superior teaching at the undergraduate level is essential.  For more information about the program and farm  visit

Applicants should send cover letter, CV, transcripts, and names and contact information of three references to Sean Clark, Chair, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Berea College CPO 1743, Berea, KY  40404.  Consideration of applications will begin in March and continue until the position is filled.


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