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CAHNR Leadership Positions (1)

Associate/Full Professor, Director of One Health Initiatives

The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level to develop a program of scholarship and CAHNR-wide leadership in the area of One Health. The Director of One Health Initiatives will provide strategic vision and coordination for One Health, facilitate research, teaching, and outreach endeavors in diverse health-related disciplines, and enhance connections to and integration across other departments and their units. Supporting CAHNR’s research mission, the Director for One Health Initiatives will advance the scholarly activities of the faculty, including interdisciplinary opportunities.

The successful candidate will be a nationally or internationally recognized leader prepared to extend and expand the excellence of CAHNR’s One Health initiatives. With experience in a research university, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated success across these missions as an educator, a researcher committed to the search for new knowledge, and someone able to imagine new possibilities for CAHNR at the nexus of human, animal, plant, and environmental health. The successful candidate will have experience forming and facilitating interdisciplinary teams and collaborations with stakeholders to address societal challenges and obtain extramural research funding to support One Health initiatives.

The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) has developed and implemented a Strategic Vision to guide the development and focus of our teaching, research and Extension programs in the years 2020-2025. The Director of One Health Initiatives will provide leadership in advancing the implementation of CAHNR’s five strategic priorities.

Ensuring a vibrant agricultural industry and sustainable food supply;
Enhancing health and well-being locally, nationally, and globally;
Fostering sustainable landscapes across urban-rural interfaces;
Advancing resilience and adaptation in a changing climate; and
Dismantling structural racism and fostering environments that advance racial equity, inclusion and belonging by advocating for anti-racist policies, practices and norms.
Additional information on the CAHNR Strategic Vision can be found here: https://cahnr.uconn.edu/visionandvalues. The University of Connecticut is in the process of developing a new strategic plan (https://provost.uconn.edu/strategic-planning-2021/) that aligns well with the CAHNR Strategic Vision already in place.

The University and CAHNR prioritize scholarship in areas that impact the quality of life, including human, animal, plant, and environmental health, and environmental sustainability. We encourage and provide support for cross-disciplinary, collaborative scholarship in several areas across the College, University, nationally, and internationally. The University of Connecticut is committed to Life Transforming Education for all its students. UConn has been recognized as one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly campuses by a national publication of Sierra magazine. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and inclusion, and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

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Plant Science & Landscape Architecture (1)

Assistant Extension Educator – Fruit Production and Integrated Pest Management

The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications for an Assistant Extension Educator in Fruit Production and Integrated Pest Management. This is a full-time 11-month faculty position with 70% Extension and 30% teaching. PSLA is one of nine academic units within CAHNR. Our 21 faculty (15 tenure-track faculty and 6 non-tenure track professionals with FTE distribution of 7.4 teaching, 7.1 research, 5.8 extension, and 0.7 administrative) and 12 member support staff comprise a collegial team devoted to excellence in research, teaching, and extension. PSLA is a program that proudly serves the needs of Connecticut through graduate and undergraduate education, outstanding public-outreach programs associated with formal extension and engaged scholarship, and nationally competitive research programs.

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UConn Extension (1)

Assistant/Associate Extension Educator in Pesticide Safety and Integrated Pest Management

The Department of Extension is seeking applicants for a full-time (11-month) non-tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant/Associate Extension Educator rank to work with Pesticide Safety and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs. The candidate will work in areas complementary to pesticide safety and risk assessment, including but not restricted to traditional, organic, and genetically engineered pest controls, their ecological and evolutionary impacts, regulatory issues, human health, and socio-economic effects, or related topics. The focus will be to build an Extension program creating climate and economically resilient agricultural and general pest management systems. The successful applicant will develop an interdisciplinary education and applied research program in pesticide safety addressing diverse cropping systems that include ornamental and turfgrass crops, greenhouse, food and forage crops as well as other pest-related issues. The successful candidate will actively participate with the CAHNR IPM team to collaborate and create programs based on needs assessments, and applied research. The IPM program builds partnerships primarily focused on the needs of landscape professionals, growers, and agricultural professionals working with turf, field, and horticultural crops and plants. Responsibilities will include making recommendations for using appropriate management practices and the latest technologies to protect human health, soil health, water quality, and quantity as well as other natural resources of CT and Long Island Sound. The Extension Educator will collaborate with UConn personnel, state and federal agency partners, pesticide applicators, growers, and producers as appropriate. They will have familiarity with how to leverage federal, regional, and state programs and funding. Programs are delivered via educational meetings, field days, newsletters, podcasts, webinars, online courses, and supporting websites. The successful candidate will have previous experience in one or more IPM disciplines that builds on the technical foundation of the program, its faculty, staff, and partners. The successful applicant will serve as UConn’s Pesticide Safety Education Coordinator and maintain an active partnership with the Pesticide Safety and Environmental Education Program.

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