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Instructor/Pullen Farm Assistant Manager

Murray State University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 22, 2022
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Full-time, twelve month, non-tenure track position.

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:
The Pullen Farm is a 43 acre hands-on teaching facility with 3 greenhouses, an arboretum, sustainability gardens, community gardens, agronomy research plots, pot in pot nursery, and apiary. The successful applicant will be responsible for overseeing the maintenance of the arboretum and public gardens in addition to teaching a 6 hour course load each semester based upon candidate's qualifications.

Minimum Education Requirements:
Master's of Science in Agriculture or related field is required. Applicants with a documented plan of completion of a master's degree by appointment date will be considered.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:
The successful candidate will be able to operate equipment such as tractors and zero-turn mowers. Basic mechanic skills are required for maintenance. The successful applicant must be able to manage crew leaders, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as being able to communicate with workers, the public, administration, etc. and work well with others.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:
Master's of Science with an emphasis in horticulture, agronomy or arboriculture preferred. Teaching experience preferred. Farm, greenhouse, or arboretum management experience preferred.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.
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