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ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Employer
Arizona State University
Location
Arizona, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Description:

 

The Faculty of Science and Mathematics 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. 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 teaching load is typically two (2) courses (6 credit hours) 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 16, 2022. The Assistant/Associate Professor position is a benefits-eligible appointment with tenure implications.  Salary is competitive, 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 is home to innovative teachers guided by educational access, student success, applied learning, and interdisciplinary inquiry. CISA has over 7,300 students in all levels of degree programs and over 300 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.

 

In the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, we value our cultural and intellectual diversity and continually strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. Therefore, we are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

 

Arizona State University has developed a model for the New American University, creating an institution committed to excellence, access, and impact. ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural, and overall health of the communities it serves. For six consecutive years, ASU has been named #1 in the United States for innovation and a Top 10 Best Buy public university by Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021.

 

To learn more about ASU and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, visit http://about.asu.edu/ and http://cisa.asu.edu

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in horticulture, horticultural sciences, plant biology, plant sciences, or closely related field at the time of appointment.
  • Commitment to meeting the needs of diverse/underrepresented student and/or community populations via research, teaching/mentoring, or service.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral research experience
  • Demonstrated record of publishing in peer reviewed journals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Two (2) or more years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrate a potential to teach in-person and in digital environments (incl. synchronous and asynchronous) and use course management systems such as Canvas.
  • Experience with or ability to work in a collaborative environment and across disciplines, with nonprofit organizations (NGOs), public agencies, industry partners and private landowners.
  • Demonstrate a potential to develop an externally funded research program, including graduate and undergraduate students, and postdocs.
  • Clear potential to secure external research funding
  • Background in landscape horticulture, plant-microbe interactions, plant pathology, plant nutrient management, or turfgrass science.

  

Application Instructions:

Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should be submitted at  http://apply.interfolio.com/99468 and must contain:

  1. A cover letter that responds to the stated qualifications and describes the applicant's scholarly agenda.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to social justice, diversity, equity and/or inclusion will advance ASU's commitment to inclusive excellence (max one single-spaced pages).
  4. A Research Statement (max one single spaced page).
  5. A Teaching Philosophy Statement (max one single spaced page)
  6. Unofficial graduate transcripts.
  7. Contact information for three professional references (title, affiliation, e-mail, and phone number).

The application deadline is 1/23/2022 11:59 p.m., Arizona time, and if not filled, then every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. Official transcripts and background check are required prior to the first day of employment. For position-related questions, contact the Search Committee chair, Fábio Albuquerque fsuzartd@asu.edu. For technical assistance with your application, contact amberwalker@asu.edu.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements - Under the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, ASU expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation.  Proof of vaccination will be required by December 8, 2021.  For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.

 

ASU is committed to advancing anti-racist policies and practices as described in a recent statement by President Crow in support of our Black students, faculty, and staff (available online at: https://president.asu.edu/statements/asus-commitment-to-black-students-faculty-and-staff).

State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law (See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at https://asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html; see ASU's Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/).  

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

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