Primarily responsible for the teaching/learning process and will also participate in the necessary operations of the institution.
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Tarleton State University is accepting applications for a full-time (nine month), tenure-track Assistant Professor of Horticulture beginning September 2018. The position will hold a joint appointment in the Departments of Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences and Department of Agricultural and Consumer Sciences. The incumbent will be responsible for leading the horticulture program, integrating the program into multidisciplinary natural resource and environmental science programs, and supporting the horticultural component of the Agricultural Education program. This position has a normal teaching load of twelve credit hours per semester. The chosen applicant will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in general horticulture, plant propagation, and other courses in support of horticulture, agricultural education, natural resources, and other agricultural programs, with the possibility of developing one or more new courses in their discipline.
This is a 9-month appointment. Summer salary is dependent upon teaching needs of the College and extramural research funding.
60% Teaching: Teach 24 semester credit hours (spread over fall and spring semesters) of graduate and undergraduate courses. Specifically, responsible for teaching general horticulture, plant propagation, and other courses in support of horticulture, agricultural education, natural resources, and other agricultural programs, with the possibility of developing one or more courses in their discipline.
30% Research: Develop and maintain a regionally and nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program in the candidateâ™s area of expertise.Cultivate collaborative relationships within and across disciplines and institutions to build research capacity. Publish research results in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets.
10% Service: Maintain appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry. Work in partnership with student success personnel on student advising and orientation. Participate in institutional service roles such as, but not limited to, college committees, club sponsorship, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment and mentoring of new and part-time faculty.
PhD in horticulture, landscape architecture, environmental horticulture, plant sciences, or related discipline. Skills and abilities necessary to teach general horticulture and plant propagation.
Experience teaching at the university level, particularly experience teaching general horticulture and plant propagation; and a successful record of extramural funding, research, and peer-reviewed publication.
Internal Number: R-002135
About Tarleton State University
With its main campus in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community. Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within five colleges—Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology. Tarleton’s research centers include the renowned Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center. Recent additions to the Stephenville campus consist of a state of the art Nursing Building, and a new $25 million living and learning residence hall for 500 students. Tarleton has extended the reach of state-supported, affordable education by expanding online undergraduate and graduate programs with classes in Waco, Midlothian and the Southwest Metroplex Center in Fort Worth. Tarleton offers a traditional, residential college experience with a lively campus atmosphere, intercollegiate athletics, dozens of student or...ganizations and cultural attractions. Students benefit from the personal attention, warmth and faculty interaction found at smaller, liberal arts institutions.
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