<p><strong>Position overview</strong><br />This will be an 80% time (32 hours/week), Academic Year appointment. This position contributes to teaching efforts for HORT 1001 (Plant Propagation) in the Department of Horticultural Science. This position is responsible for teaching and managing course materials for 4 to 5 laboratory sections per semester. This position reports to the Department Head but works closely with the primary HORT 1001 course instructors to achieve course learning objectives.<br /><br /><strong>Responsibilities</strong><br />(50%) Classroom instruction. Teach four to five 2-hour laboratory sections weekly per semester. Lecture, facilitate discussion, demonstrate laboratory techniques and safety measures, answer student questions, proctor exams/quizzes. Set up and clean up of laboratory materials.<br /><br />(35%) Course management. Prepare and grade laboratory reports and quizzes/exams, manage gradebook, update laboratory Moodle/Canvas site, respond to student questions and concerns via email and office hours. Contribute to the updating of laboratory manuals in collaboration with primary course instructor.<br /><br />(10%) Preparation and management of laboratory materials. Preparation and purchase of chemicals and chemical solutions. Preparing handouts and quizzes. Purchase of plant supplies and plant maintenance, involving long-term planning for care and replacement of plant stock for course purposes. Oversight of course greenhouse area and plant materials in coordination with greenhouse managers.<br /><br />(5%) Teaching-related service activities and professional development. Participate in University workshops related to development of skills in teaching, classroom technology, diversity and inclusion, and related topics. May involve activities such as committee service, oversight of student clubs, course recruitment, participation in departmental initiatives, etc.<br /> </p>
<p><strong>Required:</strong><br />Master’s degree in a field related to plant or agricultural sciences; or, bachelor’s degree plus 2 or more years related experience.<br />Direct classroom teaching experience<br /><br /><strong>Preferred:</strong><br />Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to effectively manage project timelines<br />Proficiency in using a variety of technologies and software programs (e.g., Microsoft Office, Google Suite, mobile applications, educational software, etc)<br />Demonstrated skills in written and verbal communication, including presentation and public speaking<br />Experience with online course management platforms<br />Understanding and demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness and ability to work respectfully and effectively with individuals from culturally diverse populations</p>
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