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Lecturer - Horticulture and Plant Sciences

Hiring Organization: Utah State University Plants, Soils, and Climate Department
Employment type: Full-Time
Application Deadline: August 15, 2017
Job Location: Logan, UT

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Position Summary

Utah State University (USU) and the Department of Plants, Soils and Climate (PSC) is seeking applicants for a full-time, 9-month non-tenure track lecturer position (85% teaching and 15% service) in horticulture and plant sciences. This salaried position requires a base load of teaching face-to-face courses on-campus and teaching via distance education to off-campus students. Opportunities exist to supplement the salary through teaching extra-curricular courses off-campus. Service responsibilities include being the faculty advisor to the Plant Science Club, assisting with student internship programs, and overseeing PSC greenhouse and outdoor teaching facilities. Applications will be accepted until position is filled, but review will begin on August 15, 2017.  Expected start date for this position is January 1, 2018.


  • Instruction in topics related to ornamental horticulture such as Horticulture, Plant Materials, Landscape Construction, Arboriculture, Greenhouse Management, Garden Center Management, Pest Management, Horticultural Business Management, and Landscape Irrigation Design. Actual teaching responsibilities will be negotiated with the candidate based on expertise.
  • Supervise the PSC teaching greenhouse and outdoor teaching facilities.
  • Mentor students and student club activities and internships.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in ornamental horticulture, plant science, public garden management, plant pathology, landscape architecture, or closely related field.
  • Passion for landscape horticulture and an eagerness to share this passion via teaching and service.
  • An ability to work with faculty in an interdisciplinary department setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses.
  • Professional experience outside academia in landscape horticulture or closely related field.
  • Formal pedagogical training.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please apply at http://jobs.usu.edu. The quick link is: http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=2565. Along with the online application, applicants should attach a 1) cover letter, 2) description of your teaching philosophy for undergraduate education in agriculture and the sciences; 3) curriculum vitae, and 4) the names and contact information of three professional references. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Paul Grossl at paul.grossl@usu.edu or 435-797-0411.

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