Lecturer in Residential Landscape Design

Hiring Organization: Texas A&M University
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: College Station, TX
Application Deadline: May 27, 2019

Position Description:

The Department of Horticultural Sciences seeks applicants for a non-tenure tracked, teaching
position with expertise in sustainable residential landscape design and landscape contracting. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate level courses in horticulture, especially in the area of design, construction and maintenance of built landscapes, and coordinate labs associated with his or her assigned courses as needed. The successful applicant will perform other duties as assigned.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will be responsible for the organization, delivery, evaluation, and student grading associated with his or her assigned courses and must:

  • Deliver high-quality lectures on course subject matter.
  • Develop attractive visual aids and other course materials to supplement lectures.
  • Write comprehensive syllabi for the assigned courses that adheres to the syllabus guidelines posted on the
    curricular services Website and post it in the Howdy portal before the first day of class.
  • Upload current curriculum vitae into the Howdy portal as required.
  • Prepare quizzes, tests, exams and other evaluative materials needed to assess student progress toward the learning outcomes established for the classes.
  • If the course has an associated laboratory, coordinate all laboratory sessions including oversight of laboratory space, equipment, and acquisition of all materials needed for conducting the laboratory. Insure that the instructor and students have mandated safety training as needed.

Qualifications:

A Masters degree, or equivalent, in horticulture, landscape architecture or urban planning, or a related
plant science field with evidence of a strong background in landscape design is required. Experience of having served as a teaching assistant in horticulture at the college level is highly desirable. Additional desirable qualifications include evidence of successfully coordinating educational programs, classes, or projects; evidence of successfully planning, implementing, and evaluating educational classes, or short courses, and other instructional activities; evidence of producing high-quality educational curriculum and materials; and, evidence of successful use of the Internet to deliver educational programs and materials.

Application Procedure:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references as email attachments to Dr. Michael Arnold, Associate Department Head, Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University at ma-arnold@tamu.edu. For additional information, please contact Dr. Arnold’s office at (979)845-1499. Applicant
screening will begin on May 27, 2019 and will continue until a suitable applicant is found. For more information, please click here

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