One of the oldest institutions of higher education in the nation, the University of Delaware combines tradition with innovation, providing a rich heritage to students along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, Space-Grant, and Carnegie Research institution with external funding exceeding $200 million. Conveniently located halfway between Washington, DC and New York City, the University’s main campus is in Newark, DE.
The Longwood Graduate Program in Public Horticulture (LGP) is a renowned two-year program within the University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (http://ag.udel.edu/longwoodgrad/). The Program, which offers a Master of Science degree in public horticulture through the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, is highly acclaimed on regional, national and international levels for the experiential learning opportunities made available to student fellows preparing for careers in public horticulture.
The Department will hire a full-time, tenure-track director with an 11-month appointment at the level of Associate or Full Professor. The Director will have the opportunity to shape the future direction of the Longwood Graduate Program and lead the strategic development, curriculum design, experience enhancement, project planning, student advising, professional staff and student selection, administration, and close collaboration with Longwood Gardens. In addition to the strategic review and planning of the Program, the Director will maintain the highly-respected quality of the Program.
Qualified candidates will have obtained a terminal degree in their chosen field with evidence of continued professional development. A proven leader is sought in public horticulture with a vision and passion for the education of future leaders in public horticulture. Experience in graduate-level advising and mentoring of students is critical. Candidates must have strong backgrounds in innovative, entrepreneurial program design, coupled with hands-on training methodologies and experiential learning modalities that are appropriate for graduate students. A strong vision for the future of public horticulture is essential.
University of Delaware salaries and fringe benefit packages are highly competitive. Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. Application review will begin December 1, 2013 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. To apply, please send a current curriculum vitae and letter of interest to email@example.com