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Assistant Professor - Horticulture

Blackville, South Carolina
Depends on experience
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Jan 16, 2022

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Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Plant & Environmental Sciences
Assistant Professor - Horticulture

Location: Blackville, SC

The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences at Clemson University is seeking to fill a 12-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level (50% research 50% Extension) to work on horticultural crops of economic importance to South Carolina. The position is located at Clemson University's Edisto Research & Education Center (EREC), Blackville, South Carolina ( EREC is a 2,356-acre tract of land situated in Blackville, South Carolina. The Center is an integral part of Clemson University's Public Service activities including the Agricultural Research and Forestry system, the Precision Agriculture Program, and the Cooperative Extension Service. Scientists at the EREC include agricultural engineers, an entomologist, a horticulturalist, agronomists, and plant pathologists working in field crops and commercial horticulture. Clemson University is recognized as a Top 25 public university by U.S. News and World Report.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, innovative, and extramurally supported research program in fundamental and applied horticulture, focused on horticultural crops economically important in South Carolina and the southeastern United States. The research must be responsive to grower and stakeholder needs. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with other faculty members in the department and college and to interact with stakeholders and commodity groups in the region and around the country. There is an expectation of excellence in grantsmanship, timely communication of research findings through publication of peer-reviewed journal articles, and active participation in training and mentoring of graduate students and postdocs. In addition to the above responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to communicate findings effectively with stakeholders and to participate in teaching activities.

Competitive and commensurate with background and experience. An attractive fringe benefits package is available.


The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Horticulture or a closely related field. The candidate must also have strong oral and written communication skills to convey information to different audiences (e.g. colleagues, farmers, and students). Additional experience beyond graduate school is desirable but not required. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Please submit electronically via Interfolio ( (1) a letter of interest with applicant's contact information; (2) a complete curriculum vitae or resume; (3) an unofficial transcript from all degree-granting institutions (BS, MS, PhD); (4) contact information for three references; (5) personal statements of a research plan, leadership efforts, and contribution to diversity combined into a single pdf file in pdf format; and (6) electronic/digital copies of reprints of three recent publications. Applicants may request their candidacy remain confidential during the initial review process.

Application-Interview Timeline: For full consideration, please apply by January 31, 2022. Applications will be reviewed immediately. The position will remain posted until a suitable applicant is identified.

If you have any questions regarding the position or search process, please contact:

Chris Ray, Ph.D.
Chair, Horticulture Search Committee
864-506-5383 cell

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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