Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sciences (Plant Sciences)

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor of Agricultural Sciences (Plant Sciences) Requisition 202100002F Rank Assistant Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track College College of Science & Engineering Technology Department Dept of Agricultural Sciences Open Date 01/14/2021 Quicklink https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/25954
Contact Name Dr. Tim Pannkuk Title

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

Contact Phone 936 294-3333 Contact Email pannkuk@shsu.edu
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.

Other Requirements for the Position Special Instructions Summary

Electronically submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and State of Texas employment application at https://shsu.peopleadmin.com. 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 Yes
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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Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research & Goals
  5. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3


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