Instructor of Botany (Non Tenure-Track)

York College of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 24, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
About York College of Pennsylvania:

York College of Pennsylvania, , is a private-sector, independent institution of higher education, offering over 60 baccalaureate majors in the arts and sciences and in professional fields as well as master's programs in business, education and nursing and a doctoral program in nursing. The College has an enrollment of over 4000 full time, over 500 part time undergraduate students and over 200 graduate students from 33 states and 37 foreign countries. The campus is located in South-Central Pennsylvania (50 miles north of Baltimore, MD, 30 miles south of Harrisburg, and 90 miles north of Washington, D.C.) and offers competitive salaries and fringe benefits.

York College is committed to building a diverse college community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Job Description:

The newly established undergraduate program in Environmental Horticulture program at York College of Pennsylvania invites applications for a Master's level, non-tenure instructor position beginning fall semester of 2021 (July 1, 2021 start date). The Environmental Horticulture major is designed with a focus on questions of sustainability and a global perspective on food and ornamental plant utilization. The position serves as assistant to the director of the Horticulture program, in order to establish and manage a plant reference collection, design and implement outreach programs to the York community, collaborate with faculty in other disciplines of the Kinsley School of Engineering, Sciences and Technology (where the Environmental Horticulture major is housed) and other duties. The successful candidate will have ongoing teaching assignments in fall and spring semesters each year and will teach courses in plant science, economic botany, and plant taxonomy in the Environmental Horticulture major. Additional teaching opportunities may arise in the Biology department including introductory biology for non-majors.


The successful candidate will have a Master's degree in biological sciences with a strong background in botany, economic botany, and plant taxonomy. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate teaching and research experience in these areas, as well as a record of grantsmanship and publication. Given the global perspectives of the program, international experience in teaching and research in economic botany and plant taxonomy is also of high importance.

Additional Information:

York College of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For a copy of York College's Annual Security Report, you may contact the Office of Campus Safety or visit the website: Annual Security Report

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications should be received by December 15, 2020.


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