Assistant/Associate Professor Educator, Horticulture

Location
Ohio, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
May 04, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Professor Educator, Horticulture

 

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

Job Overview
The School of Planning at the University of Cincinnati is seeking an educator to teach courses in Horticulture and serve as Horticulture Program Coordinator. We invite applicants for the Assistant or Associate Professor Educator non-tenure track position in Horticulture (rank/title commensurate with credentials) starting academic year 2021-22.

The Horticulture Program at the University of Cincinnati offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture, as well as a Horticulture Minor and certificates in Green Roofs, Urban Agriculture, Urban Landscapes, Sustainable Landscape Design, and Cannabis Studies.

Essential Functions
This position is primarily responsible for teaching and service which include, but are not limited to, curriculum development duties, developing opportunities for students including scholarships, service learning and study abroad, as well as serving on various School, College, and/or University committees. Teaching will include science-based courses such as plant morphology, plant propagation, plant chemistry, horticulture science, and hops and hemp field experience. This is a 12-month appointment (3 semesters). As Program Coordinator, the candidate will provide leadership and oversight of the Horticulture Program.

The School of Planning is comprised of educators who inspire their students through a commitment to working with diverse populations and by utilizing contemporary teaching approaches. Our team works effectively and collegially in an interdisciplinary university setting.

Minimum Requirements
All of the following prior to effective date of the appointment:

At the Assistant rank,

  • Master’s degree in Horticulture or a related field
  • One academic year of post-graduate teaching at the University level in horticulture, plant biology or related courses
  • One year horticulture industry experience with management or education responsibilities 

At the Associate rank,

  • Master’s degree in Horticulture or a related field
  • Five academic years of post-graduate teaching at the University level in horticulture, plant biology or related courses
  • One year horticulture industry experience with management or education responsibilities 

Application Process
Interested and qualified applicants must apply online at https://bit.ly/3eQJn6t

The position begins August 15, 2021. Applicants should refer to the DAAP web site (www.daap.uc.edu) to learn more about the Horticulture program, School of Planning, DAAP and UC.

Required Application Documents:

1) CV/Resume

2) Cover Letter

3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Experience

4) Three References

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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.