Assistant Professor or Lecturer of Environmental Horticulture
Title:Assistant Professor or Lecturer of Environmental Horticulture Department:Agriculture Department 1000100 Job Category:Faculty Regular/Temporary:Regular Open Date:06/06/2019 Description:
· Teach courses in Environmental Horticulture that might include, but not limited to, Landscape Design, Grounds Management, Woody Ornamental Plant Identification, Herbaceous Ornamental Plant Identification, Floral Management, Greenhouse and Nursery Management, Interior Plantscapes, Horticulture Design Implementation, and Urban Forestry. Teaching assignment will depend on the candidate’s areas of interest and expertise.
· Teaching responsibilities include four classes with laboratories (12-credit hours/semester) each semester at the Assistant Professor rank or five courses with laboratories each semester (15 credit hours/semester) at the Lecturer rank.
· Serve as an academic advisor to students in the BS in Environmental Horticulture degree program at the Assistant Professor rank.
· Assist with student clubs and organizations.
· Participate in administrative, service, and scholarly activities at the Assistant Professor rank.
· Work effectively as a member of a faculty team to continually update and improve degree programs and student learning experiences.
· Active engagement in industry and professional organizations such as National and Georgia FFA, Georgia Green Industry Association, Georgia Urban Agriculture Council, Southern Nursery Association, American Society for Horticultural Science, American Horticultural Society, and National Association of Landscape Professionals.
· Other duties associated with the advancement of the Department of Agriculture, School of Agriculture & Natural Resources, and ABAC at the Assistant Professor rank.
The Department of Agriculture in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor or Lecturer of Environmental Horticulture. This is a 10-month tenure track position (Assistant Professor rank) or 10-month non-tenure track position (Lecturer rank). The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses, advise students and student organizations; engage in scholarly activities, and engage in service-related activities.Required Qualifications:
· Ph.D. in Environmental Horticulture or closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credit hours related directly to the major (Assistant Professor rank). A Master’s degree in Environmental Horticulture or closely related field may be considered (Lecturer rank)
· Strong written and oral communication skills.
· Ability to use current technology in support of instructional activities (including laboratories).
· Primary interest in and firm commitment to undergraduate education.
· Ability to work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
· Ability to work effectively with alumni and industry to develop partnerships, donations, and other support for our academic mission.
Salary: Based on qualifications and experience.
· Experience in teaching and advising at the college-level.
· A record of successful extramural funding and scholarly activities.
· A minimum of three years relevant experience in the horticultural industry.