Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sciences (Plant Sciences)

Job description

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sciences (Plant Sciences)




Assistant Professor

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track


College of Science & Engineering Technology


Dept of Agricultural Sciences

Open Date:



Contact Name:

Dr. Tim Pannkuk


The School of Agricultural Sciences
Sam Houston State University
PO Box 2088
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2088

Contact Phone:

936 294-3333

Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

This is a 75% teaching and 25% variable appointment with research and service activities. Primary teaching responsibilities will be undergraduate and graduate Plant Science courses. Interdisciplinary courses could include Soil Science, or other related coursework. Ability to occasionally teach online with some traditional courses is to be expected. The selected applicant will be expected to publish regularly in peer-reviewed journals appropriate to the discipline of their research and to compete successfully for external funding to support a research program. The successful applicant will contribute to our growing undergraduate program and competitive team.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

An earned Doctorate in Horticulture, Crop Science, Agronomy, Forestry, Plant Science, or a closely related field. ABD candidates may be considered.

Experience Required for the Position:

Assistant Professor, Plants Sciences with emphasis in both Horticulture and Agronomy, nine-month, tenure-track position beginning Fall Semester, September 1, 2021.

Opportunity for summer teaching available. Ideally, the selected applicant should have a horticultural background. Evidence of actual or potential success in teaching, research, and service is also expected. Excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language are required. Must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Special Instructions Summary:

Electronically submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and State of Texas employment application at Send official transcripts for all University work and documents detailing the candidate’s philosophy of teaching, research, and service directly to the search committee chair. Three letters of recommendation should be sent by references directly to the search committee chair.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/15/2021
Application Due: 2/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time