The Department of Horticulture and Crop Science is seeking an Assistant Professor in Horticulture Crop Production (non-tenure track, 9-month). This is a Professional Practice position, i.e. faculty who are practitioners engaged primarily in teaching activities involving professional skills.
This position will contribute to the Horticulture and Crop Science undergraduate curriculum by teaching 10-13 credit hours of undergraduate level courses in horticulture per academic year as assigned by the Chair. This position will serve as the undergraduate coordinating advisor for the Horticulture specialization within the Sustainable Plant Systems major. Additional duties will include: contribution to undergraduate recruiting and outreach events as needed; service to the department as a faculty on appropriate committees; Advisor to Landscape and Floriculture Forum (LAFF) student organization and/or Pi Alpha Xi (PAX) national honor society for ornamental horticulture; teaching lab coordinator to support the lab component of departmental courses as needed; Advising undergraduate research projects as appropriate.
Applicants are required to have: experience in teaching in a diverse and inclusive environment; experience in horticulture; PhD. Applicants are preferred to have experience advising and mentoring students in a diverse and inclusive environment, preferably at the baccalaureate level.
The deadline for applications is May 27, 2018 or until a suitable applicant is found. Please submit application materials electronically (MS Word or PDF format). Complete applications include a signed letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references. The letter of application should briefly describe the applicant’s experience and goals for teaching to Dr. James Metzger, Department Chair, at email@example.com.