Assistant Professor in Fruit Science, State University of New York (SUNY) at Cobleskill

The Department of Plant Science at SUNY Cobleskill invites applications for a 10-month tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Plant Science beginning August 2018. The successful candidate is expected to have expertise in the area of fruit science and horticulture.

Teaching responsibilities include a variety of associate and baccalaureate-level courses in fruit science, plant physiology, and botany with an option of developing and teaching courses in the area of orchard management, small fruits, viticulture, pomology, plant breeding, industrial hemp, fermentation, and plant propagation. The successful candidate may be required to teach additional courses based on the needs of the Department. The typical faculty teaching load is 24-25 contact hours per academic year.  Candidates with an applied background in either fruit science, horticulture/greenhouse production, or crop production will be given highest preference.

This teaching appointment includes curriculum development, student advisement, departmental, institutional, and community service, as well as program assessment and review. The successful candidate will also be responsible for student recruitment, or other teaching responsibilities or duties at the direction of the Department Chair.

The successful applicant must have a strong interest in higher education and be enthusiastic about creating an applied educational environment that is innovative and inspiring to students in the classroom and in the field. Minimum qualifications are a Master’s of Science with experience or a PhD.


Please see the SUNY Cobleskill HR website for more information and for instructions on how to apply.


Adam Wild 

Assistant Professor of Plant Science

Dept. Plant & Animal Science

(518) 255-5403​