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Arizona State University
Mesa, Arizona
Posted Date
Nov 9, 2022

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Assistant/Associate Professor (Sustainable Horticulture)

Announcement of Vacancy

Campus: Polytechnic Campus

Job # 107116


Position Description:

The Faculty of Science and Mathematics (PSM) in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at the Polytechnic Campus at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor position in sustainable horticulture. This position will be part of a team that includes sustainable horticulture faculty and other faculty members dedicated to quality instruction. We strongly encourage applicants with a background in horticultural sciences, such as vertical farming, medicinal plants, plant propagation, desert plants, landscape horticulture, plant breeding, plant pathology, postharvest horticulture, conservation horticulture, and horticultural marketing, to apply. Primary responsibilities will be to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, engage in research applicable to your field, provide innovative teaching experiences, advise students, and provide service to the unit, college, and university.


The successful applicant will be expected to seek for extramural funding to support their research program, interact with faculty in other disciplines within PSM, supervise theses, and support undergraduate research. The teaching load is typically two (2) courses per semester. Course load and composition are determined by the faculty head.


This is an academic-year appointment, with an expected start date of August 2023. The Assistant/Associate Professor position is a benefits-eligible appointment with tenure implications. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.


The Science and Mathematics faculty support students in nine undergraduate programs and one graduate program in the sciences and mathematics fields. We also offer three minors and one certificate. In addition, we have faculty conducting research in physics, biology, chemistry, and applied mathematics.


ASU's College of Integrative Sciences and Arts values diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are home to innovative teachers who are guided by educational access, student success, applied learning, and interdisciplinary inquiry. CISA has over 8,200 students in all levels of degree programs and nearly 250 full-time faculty members. We understand that there are many paths to achieving a university education, and we build undergraduate and graduate degree programs and pathways that are flexible and relevant for a rapidly changing world.


Arizona State University has been named # 1 among the nation's most innovative universities by U.S. News & World Report and a Top 10 Best Buy public university by Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021. ASU is deeply committed to advancing in innovative ways while sustaining a welcoming, supportive, and empowering environment for all members of our community. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community and who are dedicated to advancing the ASU Charter and realizing our Design Aspirations through inclusive and equitable practices.


To learn more about ASU and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts visit and


Required Qualifications:

§ Doctoral degree in horticulture, plant biology, plant sciences, or closely related field at the time of appointment.

§ Published research in peer-reviewed journals relative to rank

§ Ability to teach in digital environments such as Canvas (asynchronously and/or synchronously)

§ Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion


Desired Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral research experience
  • Expertise in vertical farming, medicinal plants, plant propagation, desert plants, landscape horticulture, plant breeding, plant pathology, postharvest horticulture, conservation horticulture, or horticultural marketing,
  • Record or demonstrated potential to develop an externally-funded research program relative to rank
  • Strong evidence of a scholarly research program in horticulture, plant biology, plant sciences, or a closely related field

§ Experience with or ability to work in a collaborative environment and across disciplines with nonprofit organizations (NGOs), public agencies, industry partners, or private landowners

§ Teaching experience in a post-secondary environment

§ Experience teaching in digital environments such as Canvas (asynchronously and/or synchronously)

§ Demonstrated success meeting the needs of underrepresented students and/or diverse communities


Application Instructions:

To apply, please visit ( Candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio dossier. Complete applications must contain the following:


  1. A letter of interest that:
  • Addresses how you meet the required and desired qualifications
  • Describes your scholarly research agenda
  • Outlines your teaching philosophy
  • Discusses your past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

2.      Curriculum Vitae

  1. Supplemental materials to include the following:

o  Unofficial graduate transcripts

o  Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations, peer observations, and annual evaluations)

4.      Contact information for three professional references (name, title, affiliation, e-mail and phone number)  


The initial application deadline is (December 26, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Arizona Time). Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. If you have position-related questions, please contact (Dr. Fábio Albuquerque) at For application process-related questions, please contact


Official transcripts are required prior to employment.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economical, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 130,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city and online. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


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A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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