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Teaching Lab Manager - Horticulture/Greenhouse
Utah Valley University

Date Posted May 9, 2019
Title Teaching Lab Manager - Horticulture/Greenhouse
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Application Deadline 6/30/2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Lecturer/Instructor
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  • Botany

Teaching Lab Manager - Horticulture/Greenhouse

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time


Utah Valley University is searching for a Teaching Lab Manager for Horticulture in the Biology Department. Teaches 15 contact hours per year. Participates in development of horticulture program(s). Organizes and maintains greenhouse and related facilities and equipment for horticulture and botany courses. Orders, procures, and prepares supplies, materials, and solutions for horticulture courses. Identifies, selects, and makes hiring recommendations for adjunct laboratory instructors and student assistants. Trains and supervises laboratory personnel. Teaches laboratory and field courses in area(s) of expertise as assigned by Chair.

Required Qualifications:

M.Sc. or higher degree in Botany, Horticulture, or a related field from a regionally accredited institution or a related combination of education and experience totaling six years. Must have or obtain current Pesticide Applicators License.
A valid Utah Drivers License.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of botanical/horticultural protocols, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of safety standards for horticulture work and the use of laboratory equipment, facilities, and supplies.
  • Knowledge of safe and appropriate application of pesticides in greenhouse and horticulture garden.
  • Knowledge of receiving and storage procedures for horticulture materials and supplies.
  • Skill in providing guidance and instruction in horticulture protocols, the safe use of horticulture equipment, and safe conduct of horticulture studies.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to communicate information in a manner easily understood by students.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or hazard control standards.

Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Physical ability to perform manual work including standing, walking, lifting, bending, and related activities. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $43,811 - $58,414

Advertisement Number: STA159218




Open Date: 05/07/2019

Review Start Date: 06/12/2019

Close Date: 6/30/2019

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

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