Research Specialist

Thomas W. Zimmerman tzimmer at gecko.uvi.edu
Sun Aug 23 23:06:50 EST 1998


Research Specialist Agroforestry/Urban Forestry

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) seeks applicants for a 
research appointment at the Agricultural Experiment Station in St. Croix, 
U.S. Virgin Islands.  Under general supervision of the program leader, 
the individual will develop an active research program focusing on native 
tree species and their application in agroforestry/urban forestry.  The 
successful candidate must seek extramural funding to support the research 
program, develop close working relations with personnel in related 
disciplines within UVI and disseminate research findings to appropriate 
audiences using various media.  The individual must be highly 
self-motivated to serve a cross-cultural public constituency.  The 
position requires a Master's degree in Agroforestry, Urban Forestry, 
Forestry or Horticulture and experience in plant physiology or plant 
propagation.  Applicant must be computer literate and have good writing 
ability and knowledge of statistical procedures and field experimental 
techniques.  The salary of this professional staff position is from 
$26,978 to $37,904, depending on qualifications and experience.  The 
position includes a benefits package of life and health insurance, 
retirement, and annual and sick leave.  Screening of applicants 
credentials will begin on September 30, 1998 and will continue until the
position is filled.  A letter of application, resume, official 
transcripts and three letters of recommendation should be addressed to: 
Dr. James Rakocy, Director, University of the Virgin Islands, 
Agricultural Experiment Station, RR 2 Box 10,000, Kingshill, VI 00850.  
E-mail: james.rakocy at uvi.edu   Office:340-692-4031



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