Find advertised positions for departmental opportunities and area jobs in horticulture. Information below is made available in PDF format.
Small Fruit Extension Specialist
The Department of Horticulture at The University of Georgia, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Extension Specialist of Horticulture. This is a nine-month position with a guarantee of two months summer salary, with an 80% Extension and 20% Research appointment. The responsibilities of this position include commercial production of small fruits, with emphasis on blueberries. This commodity is an important component of the state’s horticultural industry with a farm gate value of around $300.4 million. Extension teaching and outreach is required for this position. The incumbent will be expected to establish an Extension and Research program that will address high priority problems/issues in Georgia’s small fruit production industries; provide training, resource materials and technical assistance to County Extension Agents; procure extramural funding; publish research findings; mentor graduate students, and regularly participate in other scholarly and departmental activities. The candidate will be expected to interact effectively with growers, industry leaders, government agencies, grower organizations, as well as other disciplines, and develop regional and national collaborations when feasible. The position will be located at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, Tifton, Georgia.
MS Postharvest Physiology
The Postharvest Physiology Lab and the Peach Research and Extension at the University of Georgia are recruiting for a Master’s student with interest in peach postharvest physiology to be based in Tifton, GA. The selected student will enroll in Summer or Fall 2021 and will have two years of financial support (tuition waiver, health insurance, and annual stipend). The student will conduct on-farm and laboratory trials comparing the effects of different harvest and postharvest techniques on the postharvest quality and shelf life of the fruit. Additionally, the selected student will investigate methods to improve and streamline the existing postharvest practices in commercial settings working in collaboration with local Georgia Peach Council members. The study aims to find ways to facilitate and streamline the current harvest and postharvest methods, and ultimately increase the profitability of peach cultivation in the State of Georgia. The student will work in an interdisciplinary team comprised of specialists in peach production and postharvest physiology. Experiments will combine farm and laboratory activities at the UGA Tifton and Griffin campuses and commercial farms in South Georgia.