Horticulture Lecturer

College of Agriculture at Auburn University   Auburn, AL   Full-time     Farming / Fishing / Forestry
Posted on March 13, 2024
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Department of Horticulture

Horticulture Lecturer

Requisition Number P1637F


The Department of Horticulture of the College of Agriculture at Auburn University is seeking applications for the position of Horticulture Lecturer. This faculty position is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track instruction appointment that may be renewed annually contingent upon satisfactory performance. There may be opportunity for a separate appointment during the summer for additional instructional and student-related activities. Full-time positions are eligible for benefits, including health insurance. The projected start date is August 16, 2024.


Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be instructor of record for several vital horticulture courses that may include but are not limited to HORT 1010 “Introduction to Horticulture” (1 credit); HORT 2020 “Horticulture Crop Production” (3 credits); HORT 2210 “Landscape Gardening” (4 credits); HORT 3920 “Internship” (1-4 credits); HORT 4100 “Herbaceous Ornamentals” (4 credits); HORT 5210/6210 “Landscape Bidding” (4 credits); and HORT 5910/6910 “Practicum” (4 credits). The actual semester-based course load will be in keeping with college instructional workload guidelines and course assignments could be changed and/or negotiated with the department Head as needed and agreed upon based upon the needs of the Department. The incumbent will advise the AU Horticulture Club and participate on the Student Scholarships and Awards committee and assist in the preparation of the annual Undergraduate Assessment Report. Instructor will participate in training students that are part of the FoodU program and utilize garden plots for hands-on learning at the Auburn University Transformation Garden.


Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Horticulture or closely related plant science discipline at the time employment begins. Documented excellence in teaching post-secondary level horticulture courses and curriculum development is essential. The candidate must possess excellent teaching, interpersonal communication, and organizational skills. The incumbent must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.


Desirable qualifications include: Experience in student recruitment, familiarity with academic program assessment and experience in activities related to college level student services are desired qualifications. Experience advising an undergraduate student club is desirable.


Application: Applicants must apply for the position by visiting the link: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/43615 and attach the following: 1) a cover letter that addresses the experience pertinent to all of the position responsibilities, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) copies of ALL academic transcripts, and 4) a one-to-two-page statement of teaching philosophy and vision for the position. When prompted during the on-line process, please provide names, phone numbers and email addresses of four professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to or by end of business on April 15, 2024.


The position may stay open until it is filled. Questions concerning the position should be directed to: Dr. Wheeler Foshee, Search Committee Chair, email: foshewg@auburn.edu


The University: Auburn University is an R1: Doctoral University and one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions with an enrollment of 30,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama approximately 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL and is about 60 miles northeast of the state capital (Montgomery). Auburn has a highly ranked public- school system, a vibrant economy and an excellent quality of life. Auburn University is ranked in the top 50 public universities for its undergraduate programs. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit www.auburn.edu for more information.


The Department: The Department of Horticulture was established in 1908. It is one of eight academic departments in the College of Agriculture and is comprised of 16 faculty members. The Dept. of Horticulture offers four undergraduate areas of specialization: landscape horticulture, nursery and greenhouse science, fruit and vegetable production and pre-landscape architecture. It is also the headquarters for the new agricultural science degree program.


Graduate programs include a Certificate in Public Horticulture, M.Ag., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in horticulture. For more information concerning the department, please visit https://hort.auburn.edu/.


Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer