Assistant/Associate Professor, Educator, Horticulture, College of DAAP

Employer
University of Cincinnati
Location
Ohio, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Nov 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Professor, Educator, Horticulture, College of DAAP

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.

About the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP)
The School of Planning in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati is seeking a faculty member to teach courses in its Bachelor of Science in Horticulture program, with employment to begin in August 2022. We invite applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor Educator in Horticulture (non-tenure track) with rank/title commensurate with credentials.

About the School of Planning (SOP)
The School of Planning (SOP) within the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning prepares professionals for distinguished practice and spatially based approaches with a focus on livable places and the creation of communities that enrich people’s lives. The six academic programs within the SOP (Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies, Bachelor of Urban Planning, Master of Community Planning, Master of Landscape Architecture and PhD in Regional Development Planning) offer specific coursework about the planning and design of innovative futures for urban communities and regions.

The SOP is comprised of three undergraduate and three graduate degree programs whose faculty members seek to inspire and educate students through a commitment to working with diverse populations and utilizing contemporary pedagogy. The faculty are expected to work effectively and collegially in an interdisciplinary university setting.  The SOP is committed to a diverse workforce and to maintaining a learning and working environment that is welcoming to all, including those who are underrepresented in Horticulture.

The Horticulture Program at the University of Cincinnati offers a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture degree, as well as a Horticulture minor and certificates in Green Roofs, Urban Agriculture, Urban Landscapes, Sustainable Landscape Design, and Cannabis Studies. UC Horticulture is rooted in sustainable approaches to horticulture with an emphasis on the role of vegetation in the urban environment.

The School of Planning is committed to a diverse workforce and to maintaining a learning and working environment that is welcoming to all, including those who are underrepresented in Horticulture.

Essential Functions
This position is primarily responsible for teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and will include opportunities in a wide array of horticulture and plant science courses. The successful candidate will also support professional development opportunities for students, such as writing letters of recommendation, and assisting in student job placement. The incumbent will be required to serve on various School, College, and/or University committees, such as SOP curriculum, and DAAP Library. The individual in this position will be required to teach three semesters each academic year.

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

At the Assistant Professor rank:

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

Application Process:
The position is available on August 15, 2022. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2022, and the search will remain open until an appointment is made. Applicants should refer to the DAAP website (https://daap.uc.edu/academic-programs/school-of-planning.html) to learn more about SOP, DAAP, and UC.

To be considered for this position, please apply online at https://bit.ly/3CKITIW and please upload:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Name and contact information of three references

Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.

Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

FOR ALL FACULTY HIRES OFFICIAL ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF HIR

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.

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