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Job ID: 127299

Auburn University

Date Posted Aug. 7, 2019
Title Lecturer
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Horticulture
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2020
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Horticulture

The Department of Horticulture of the College of Agriculture at Auburn University is seeking applications for the position of Horticulture Lecturer. This faculty position is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track instruction appointment that may be renewed annually contingent upon satisfactory performance. There may be opportunity for a separate appointment during the summer for additional instructional and student-related activities. Full-time positions are eligible for benefits, including health insurance. The projected start date is August 16, 2020.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be instructor of record for several basic horticulture courses that may include but are not limited to Horticulture Crop Production, Organic Gardening, and Plant Propagation in keeping with college instructional workload guidelines. The incumbent will advise the AU Horticulture Club and participate on the Student Scholarships and Awards committee among other pertinent departmental committees.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Horticulture or closely related plant science discipline at the time employment begins. Documented excellence in teaching post-secondary level horticulture courses and curriculum development is essential. The candidate must possess excellent teaching, interpersonal communication, and organizational skills. The incumbent must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.

Desirable qualifications include: Experience in developing and delivering on-line courses and familiarity with advising of an undergraduate student club. Experience in student recruitment, familiarity with academic program assessment and experience in activities related to college-level student services.

Application: Applicants must apply for the position by visiting the link: and attach the following: 1) a cover letter that addresses the experience pertinent to all of the position responsibilities, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) copies of ALL academic transcripts, and 4) a one to two page statement of teaching philosophy. When prompted during the on-line process, please provide names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to or by end of business on August 30, 2019, but we will accept applications until the position is filled. Questions concerning the position should be directed to: Dr. Carolyn Robinson, Search Committee Chair, email:

The University: Auburn University is an R1: Doctoral University and one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions with an enrollment of 30,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama approximately 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL and is about 60 miles northeast of the state capital (Montgomery). Auburn has a highly ranked public-school system, a vibrant economy and an excellent quality of life. Auburn University is ranked in the top 50 public universities for its undergraduate programs. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit for more information.

The Department: The Department of Horticulture was established in 1908. It is one of eight academic departments in the College of Agriculture and is comprised of 16 faculty members. The Dept. of Horticulture offers four undergraduate areas of specialization: landscape horticulture, nursery and greenhouse science, fruit and vegetable production and pre-landscape architecture. It is also the headquarters for the new agricultural science degree program. Graduate programs include a Certificate in Public Horticulture, M.Ag., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in horticulture. For more information concerning the department, please visit

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Carolyn Robinson
    Auburn University
    Auburn, AL


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