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The Ohio State University

Location: Columbus, Ohio
Application Deadline: 2024-04-10

Urban Agriculture Specialist

Columbus, Ohio

Position Overview

The urban agriculture specialist will provide leadership to an urban ag team of faculty, staff, and students across the state. Some of the primary responsibilities will include curriculum development and research (in collaboration with other CFAES urban-focused faculty members). The specialist will serve as a principal investigator - managing grant funding, project leadership, and partner development - for multiple statewide efforts. As leader of a five-year project funded by a cooperative agreement with U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency, the urban agriculture specialist will supervise a new community outreach coordinator and collaborate with diverse local teams and stakeholders in Ohio's metropolitan areas. This faculty member's responsibilities will also include exploring emerging opportunities that link Extension, teaching, and research to advance Ohio's urban agriculture and food system community.

This position reports to OSU Extension's Assistant Director of Agriculture and Natural Resources in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

  • The position will be a 100% Extension, full-time, tenure-track, 12-month appointment.
  • Position location: statewide and Columbus-based.
  • Education: an earned master's degree required, Ph.D. preferred, in an agriculture or natural resources-related field.
  • Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

How to Apply:

Applicants need to apply at

Internal applicants must apply through Workday.

Inquiries about the position may be addressed to the search committee chair: Mike Hogan at

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.