Archive for the “Career opportunities” Category

We’re we’re looking for a talented individual Assistant/Associate Professor of Sustainable Fruit Production (60% research, 40% teaching).

The candidate is expected to develop and direct an externally-funded, nationally-recognized research program on deciduous fruit production systems with emphasis on understanding interactions between the fruiting plant, management practices, and ecosystems, and applying this knowledge to improve the sustainability of fruit crop production systems.

While the candidate can conduct research within any relevant fruit production system, sufficient expertise in tree fruit systems is expected to enable the candidate to teach both Ecological Orchard Management and Fruit Crop Physiology, and to develop an additional course to be offered to support the plant science curriculum. Participation in curriculum development, student recruitment, and undergraduate and graduate student advising will be a component of the teaching responsibility.

Application review begins August 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Full position description and application instructions.

Comments No Comments »

Dilmun harvestFor Cornell undergrads looking to spend their summer immersed in sustainable agriculture on campus, the Dilmun Hill student-run organic farm has a few opportunities to choose from. For those interested in summer employment with a leadership component, Dilmun Hill is now accepting applications for the market garden manager position for the 2014 season. The market garden manager is part of the team that will run the farm from spring to fall. Also sought are undergraduate researchers with interesting and original ideas for agricultural research projects to be conducted at Dilmun Hill.

Applications for both these opportunities are being accepted now through February 19.

Additionally, if you are a Cornell student looking for applied research experience in agriculture, passionate about small farms and interested in strategies to improve soil quality and reduce on-farm energy use, consider applying for a summer student research position.  Gain hands-on production and research experience. Help manage vegetable crops from planting to harvest. Learn plant and soil sampling methods and how to organize data and summarize results. Position is based at Cornell University, Ithaca campus and the HCT Vegetable Research Farm, Freeville. Daily transportation to the research farm will be provided. Application deadline is February 28.  More information.

Comments No Comments »

2013 Dilmun Hill farmstand and crew

2013 Dilmun Hill farmstand and crew

From Betsy Leonard, Organic Farm Coordinator, Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (CUAES):

Dilmun Hill, Cornell’s student-managed farm, is looking for undergraduate students to fill two positions this summer:

  • Market Garden Manager – The Market Garden Manager is in charge of the vegetable production and sales at Dilmun Hill. Managers are hired in late winter and are expected to participate in farm operations for the next year and a half. Throughout their term Market Garden Managers perform a wide variety of tasks, with the simultaneous expectation of communicating effectively between the other managers, staff, and the general Dilmun Hill community. Download position description/application.
  • Student Researcher – If you have a cool idea for an agricultural research project you want to conduct at Dilmun Hill, this position is for you. If you don’t know where to start, please ask us and we can help you make connections with faculty. Download position description/application.

Applications are due February 12th. Please download (links above) and submit your application to Betsy Leonard ( by midnight on February 12 2014 to be considered.

Comments No Comments »

Cornell Small Farms Program logoThe Cornell Small Farms Program is accepting applications for a 2014 Student Intern for summer employment. The application deadline is January 28th, 2014.


The applicant must have strong writing, editing, and organizational skills. Must have some background in farming and an enthusiasm for learning more about small farms in NY. Must be comfortable learning to use computer programs such as WordPress, Constant Contact, Excel, Google Forms, Google Analytics, & Qualtrics Survey Tool. Please note: This position is for a Cornell undergraduate, continuing student.

Major Projects:

  • Farmer Profiles. Complete 4-6 profiles of farmers/educators/researchers that have participated in sustainable agriculture research or sustainable farm energy innovations.
  • Small Farms Update. Compile and publish the Small Farms bimonthly newsletter.
  • Small Farm Quarterly. Provide production assistance for the seasonal Small Farm Quarterly Magazine. This magazine reaches 17,000 readers across the Northeast.
  • Social Media & Communications. Manage Small Farms and Beginning Farmers Facebook & Twitter accounts. Respond to public inquires via phone, email and Small Farms blog.
  • Website Content & Revision. Manage content at and

Special projects:

The 2014 internship may also include production assistance with a new ebook on wholesale markets for the small farmer or other special projects to be announced.

This position is offered at 30 hours/week. Position is based in 15A Plant Science Building on the Cornell University campus. Stipend is $10/hour. Position runs from late May 2014 to late August 2014.

*An additional 8 hours of field work at the Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research Farm in Freeville, NY may be available to bring the position to full time.

To learn more about the Cornell Small Farms Program, visit

To apply, send short letter of interest, resume, and casual writing sample to Violet Stone at

Comments No Comments »

Internship poster

Click image for poster.

If you’re a Cornell student with an interest in fruit crop production and physiology, a new internship program at Cornell Orchards could be a great career stepping stone.

Internships run May 29 to August 15 and pay pay $11 an hour. Benefits include:

  • Research experience (field and lab)
  • Hands-on field experience (grapes, apples, peaches, berries)
  • Opportunities to interact closely with Cornell pomology faculty
  • Opportunities to interact with local vineyards and orchards

Application deadline is February 14, 2014

Interested? Send resume and names of three references to: Dr. Justine Vanden Heuvel,

Comments No Comments »

From Betsy Leonard, CUAES organic farming coordinator

Have you ever wanted to grow vegetables, have an awesome summer job, and take on a leading role at Dilmun Hill, Cornell University’s student organic farm? This is your opportunity! We are now accepting applicants for market garden managers for the 2013 season.

The market garden managers are part of the team of students that will run the farm during the summer and fall.

Market garden managers are full-time paid positions over the summer and and part time into the fall semester. They also coordinate a wonderful group of volunteers. All Cornell undergraduates, who will still be enrolled next year are eligible for the position. To apply, please complete the written application and the questionnaire below and send them to Betsy Leonard by January 30.

Manager application (docx)

Manager application questionnaire (docx)

Don't miss the bus!  Apply for student market garden manager today.

Don’t miss the bus! Apply for student market garden manager today.

Comments No Comments »

Department of Horticulture seeks an Assistant Professor, nine-month (academic year) tenure-track position (50% research, 50% teaching).

The candidate is expected to develop and direct an externally-funded, nationally-recognized research program on deciduous fruit production systems, including winegrapes, with emphasis on understanding interactions between the fruiting plant and ecosystems, and applying this knowledge to improve the sustainability of fruit crop production systems. Possible research areas include: soil, water, nutrient and groundcover management; agrochemical leaching/runoff; identification and management of variables contributing to soil health; and nutritional physiology of fruit crop species in relation to food and wine quality.

For additional information, email Dr. Justine Vanden Heuvel at Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.

View full position description.

Comments No Comments »

From Michael Cook, Mann Library (

Mann Library has an open position for a plant care student worker. This would be a great chance not only to hone their skills, but to also participate in expanding our collection of plants to further improve the atmosphere in Mann. We can hire as soon as possible, hopefully no later than the start of classes.

Here’s the job description:

Plant Care Student Worker (Student Administrative Assistant II)

Performs weekly care and feeding of plants in all public spaces in Mann Library with minimal supervision, 2 hours per week. Flexible schedule. Must have horticultural experience (greenhouse, nursery, etc.). Students of botany, horticulture or other plant sciences preferred. Pay rate commensurate with level of experience.

Contact me to find out more:

Comments No Comments »

From Jennifer Grant, Ph.D., Co-Director & Community IPM Coordinator, New York State IPM Program:

The NYS IPM Program is excited to announce 3 professional job openings.

These appointments are for 6-9 months. However, there is potential for extension into long term positions. A Masters or PhD degree in entomology, plant pathology, horticulture, natural resources or a closely related field is required. These positions are being announced in June 2012, and will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are found. If interested in multiple positions, please indicate in the cover letter.

Follow links above for more information about each position.

Comments No Comments »

logoNew York Agriculture in the Classroom is based at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Our mission is to foster awareness, understanding, and appreciation of how we produce food and fiber, what we eat, and how we live, by helping educators, students, and their communities learn about and engage with agriculture and food systems. Established in 1985, New York Agriculture in the Classroom (NYAITC) is a partnership of Cornell University, the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, the NYS Education Department, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the New York Farm Bureau. We work with pre-k through middle school teachers, Cornell Cooperative Extension and other community educators, farmers and producers, volunteers, parents, and community partners to increase agricultural literacy in New York State. You can learn more about NYAITC at our website:

Under general supervision of the Director of the Ag Outreach and Education Program and PI Dr. Travis Park, the Coordinator will take ownership of developing the program, field implementation, and in-service training for all stake holders of AITC in NYS. Agriculture in the Classroom programs is implemented by state-operated programs. USDA Agriculture in the Classroom supports state programs by providing a network that seeks to improve agricultural literacy — awareness, knowledge, and appreciation — among PreK-12 teachers and their students.

Read the full job description.

Applicants must submit materials through the Cornell Jobs website:

Comments No Comments »