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Teaching Assistant Professor

Employer
Washington State University
Location
Pullman, Washington State
Salary
Staring salary up to $80k per annum depending on qualifications and experience
Posted Date
Dec 6, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Horticulture at Washington State University is seeking a dynamic, highly engaged Teaching Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Horticulture. This is a 12-month, full-time, permanent, career-track faculty position at the university's main campus in Pullman, Washington, start date to be negotiated. This position will be responsible for teaching courses to prepare students for professional careers in environmental horticulture and landscape design/installation/management.  This will include teaching “Landscape Plants for Urban and Community Environments”, “Landscape Plant Installation and Management”, and a minimum of two additional undergraduate courses per year, which may include nursery management, interior plantscaping, introductory horticulture, or other courses as appropriate for the successful candidate.  This position will prepare students to pass state exams to become "Certified Professional Horticulturists", particularly through teaching plant identification and environmental function.  The duties for this position also include participating in curriculum development and assessment, supporting student recruitment activities, assisting in advising the Hort Club at WSU, managing the Horticulture Display Garden, participating in green industry activities with students, and fostering a productive relationship with Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association.  Required: A Bachelor’s degree in: Environmental Horticulture, Landscape Management, Agricultural Education, or a related degree; Minimum 5 years post-college graduation experience in landscape management industry and/or teaching environmental or landscape horticulture at secondary or higher education levels; A combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.  Screening of application materials begins January 3, 2023, and the position is open until filled. Visit https://hrs.wsu.edu/jobs/ to apply. Applications must include the following materials: 1) A letter of application describing your professional goals, relevant academic and administrative preparation, and experience in leadership positions; 2) A current curriculum vitae; and 3) Name, title, organization, phone number, and e-mail address for four people willing to serve as employment references.  Please contact Dr. Dorrie Main, Search Committee Chair, at dorrie@wsu.edu, 509-335-2774 for questions about this position. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  For additional information on Washington State University, CAHNRS or Horticulture visit cahnrs.wsu.edu and horticulture.wsu.edu.   EEO/AA/ADA. 

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