Tree Fruit Horticulture - Extension Information and Technology Transfer

Extension Information and Technology Transfer (ITT) for Tree Fruit Horticulture

Promotion Track Faculty

Washington State University (WSU) Extension invites applications for a promotion track, full-time, 12-month faculty position to be located at the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee, WA, USA.

The successful candidate will function as an integral member of the WSU Tree Fruit Extension Team and will work with a network of research and Extension faculty, tree fruit producers, allied industry and industry partners to conduct applied research, deliver educational programs and resources, and solve industry problems. The position will be responsible for outreach programming in environmental stress management in apple, pear and sweet cherry commercial production systems, apple rootstock demonstration, and emerging issues. As an integral member of the Plant Physiology Program, the environmental stress work will include, but not be limited to, irrigation management for production of target fruit, characteristics of netting material and influence of netting on light and water management, and the influence of environmental conditions on sunburn characteristics. Rootstock outreach will be coordinated with current rootstock research programs at Washington State University, informed by work on apple rootstocks both nationally and internationally.

Minimum Requirements: An earned MS degree in horticulture, plant science, or other agriculturally-related field, at the time of hire. Relevant knowledge in agriculture and experience working with commercial producers. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with industry stakeholders. Preferred: Ph.D. degree in Horticulture or related plant science discipline with a background in environmental stress applied research and/or management of temperate fruit crops, especially apple, pear, sweet cherry and other stone fruits earned by the time of hire. Demonstrated skills in developing educational content and resources across platforms. Demonstrated experience organizing and delivering outreach to industry stakeholders through workshops, talks and/or trainings. Ability to advise, lead, and mentor staff and student interns. Evidence of ability to develop an effective applied research and extension outreach program. Bilingual (Spanish)

Applications are only accepted on-line.

To apply and for more detailed information on the position, visit Application materials include a letter of application addressing each of the minimum and preferred qualifications; a current and complete curriculum vitae/resume; a concise, 1-2 page statement outlining your approach to establishing an effective Extension outreach and applied research program for tree fruit crops in Washington State; Names and contact information for three (3) professional references (letters will be required for final candidates); and scanned images of official academic transcripts.

Application review begins January 31, 2019. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will begin the appointment on May 1, 2019.

For further information about the position, contact Dr. Lee Kalcsits, Search Committee Chair, 509-293-8764, EEO/AA/ADA

sweet cherry
plant physiology
stone fruit
Wenatchee, WA (USA)