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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Date Posted May 9, 2018
Title Instructor/Lecturer
University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department Department of Crop Sciences
Application Deadline Jun. 1, 2018
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2018

  • May 9, 2018
  • Instructor/Lecturer
  • Department of Crop Sciences
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Urbana, IL
    United States
  • Jun. 1, 2018
  • Aug. 16, 2018
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Horticulture
    Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
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The Department of Crop Sciences, in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking to fill a teaching position at either the Instructor or Lecturer level. This Specialized Faculty position will be responsible for instruction of two to four classes per semester (Fall and Spring) plus an additional summer online course. This position will be primarily teaching 100-level courses with an opportunity for developing new courses. Courses may include HORT 100 – Introduction to Horticulture, HORT 105 – Vegetable Gardening, and CPSC 112 – Introduction to Crop Sciences. The Instructor/Lecturer will be responsible for lecture and laboratory sections associated with these classes. Mentoring, coordinating and supervising teaching assistants will be required. The ideal candidate will be committed to actively engaging students and to revising courses to maintain or increase their appeal. The position may include involvement in undergraduate student activities such as Horticulture Club and others as appropriate.

This position requires a Master’s Degree with at least one degree (B.S. or M.S.) in Horticulture, Crop Sciences, Botany or related field for the Instructor level. A PhD in Horticulture, Crop Sciences, Botany or related field is required for Lecturer level. The successful candidate must have experience teaching at a higher educational institution and demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills. Preferred qualifications include experience in developing and revising courses including lab courses; commitment to utilizing best practices for creating an interactive, student-centered learning environment; and experience with developing and instructing online courses. Applicants are encouraged to highlight previously implemented innovative teaching strategies and curriculum design that could be integrated into UIUC courses to enhance student learning potential.

This position will be a 100% time, twelve-month appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package. The position is expected to start August 16, 2018.

Please create your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter indicating your qualifications, detailed statement of teaching, curriculum vitae, a valid email address and contact information for three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Qualified individuals from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. All applications received by June 1 will receive full consideration. For information regarding application procedures, contact Linda Kemplin, For additional information about the position, contact Dr. Sarah Lovell,, Associate Professor and search committee chair.
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  • Dr. Sarah Lovell
    Department of Crop Sciences
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Urbana, IL 61801


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