Tech & Occuptnl Sciences, Col
Term of Assignment:
Term End Date, If Applicable:
Exempt = not eligible for overtime
Less than 10%
Brief Statement of Duties
Brief Statement of Duties:
Develop and teach undergraduate courses for the Indoor Agriculture
program. Course topics that may be taught and assessed include (but
are not limited to): Indoor Farming Foundations, Indoor Living
Environments, Innovative Growing Systems, and Future Farmers.
Course delivery will be lecture and lab settings in 100 and 200
level courses, with potential future development of 300 and 400
Additional duties include student advising, laboratory and
equipment inventory, maintenance, career placement assistance,
course and curriculum development, committee assignments,
coordination with alumni and potential industry donors, applied
research or other scholarly activities, membership in professional
organizations, and application of technology in a learning
environment. The position is campus-based (in-person).
Discipline / Degree Area:
Biology, with an emphasis in Plant Biology and/or Environmental
Required Specialized Training/Certifications:
Teaching experience in a hydroponics and aquaponics lab which
includes assembling equipment, maintaining equipment, and
troubleshooting equipment issues.
Required Minimum Work Experience:
Experience teaching indoor agriculture curriculum or plant
sciences. Special consideration for equivalent industry experience
may be given.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Attributes Required for
Satisfactory Performance of the Position Duties:
-Strong understanding of indoor growing systems and methods.
-Thorough knowledge of plant biology.
-Teaching and/or training experience at the university level
-Ability to develop new curriculum, write proposals, work on
-Diplomatic, cooperative, and able to work well with various
-Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
-Interest in retail aspects of holistic and plant-based wellness,
Additional Desirable Qualifications
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
-Work and/or experience with various indoor growing systems and
associated technologies, with an emphasis in plant biology, botany,
chemistry (or medicinal plant chemistry), agriculture, or
-Training and/or experience with Freight Farms growing
-Experience with lab environment safety, operations, and equipment
-Experience managing a budget, program development and revisions,
and program coordination.
-Experience with building and mechanical systems.
-Entrepreneurial business experience.
-Experience in holistic and plant-based wellness industries,
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicant materials will include the faculty application, cover
letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts.
Evan Lucas - Chair, email@example.com
Equal Employment Opportunity:
NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of
protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is
strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its
Advertised: Jan 19 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 21 2022 Eastern Standard Time