Cal Poly State University — Assistant / Associate Professor of Landscape Horticulture

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LANDSCAPE HORTICULTURE – The Horticulture and Crop Science (HCS) Department within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA seeks applications for a full-time academic year, tenure-track assistant or associate professor to teach courses related to sustainable landscapes and plant physiology. Topics may include landscape plant materials, plant physiology, landscape installation and maintenance, plant propagation, and general horticulture classes. Depending on areas of expertise, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to further develop curriculum related to plant responses to environmental factors and stresses, sustainable landscapes, and/or turfgrass management. Starting date is negotiable, but on or before September 13, 2018 is preferred.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in horticulture or related field in plant sciences, demonstrated undergraduate teaching skills, and expertise in landscape plant physiology. Knowledge of or experience with landscape and turfgrass cultivation under semi-arid conditions, and water laws and regulations in arid and semi-arid climates, is desirable. Particular attention will be afforded to candidates who have demonstrable records of teaching and scholarly activity of high quality that would strengthen current department initiatives regarding the integration of sustainability in plant selection, establishment, growth and maintenance.

Duties may also include, but are not limited to: supervision of undergraduate senior projects, student career and coursework advising, and serving as advisor/mentor for student extracurricular activities with clubs, judging teams, and/or organizations. Student supervision may also include graduate student research, or teaching of a graduate-level course and/or in a Master of Professional Studies or certificate program. The successful candidate is expected to participate in scholarly activities (e.g., applied research, grant writing, publications, and presentations). Service activities will include participation in department, college, and university committees and instructionally-related activities related to landscapes or related disciplines. Additionally, the candidate will have the opportunity to work with technical staff and student employees to oversee and enhance departmental horticultural facilities.

To apply, complete the required online faculty application at WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and submit to Requisition #104694. Please attach cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, brief statement of teaching and research interests, as well as goals and accomplishments. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing your online application. Selected applicant will be required to submit sealed official transcripts of highest degree prior to appointment. Inquiries can be directed to Professor David Headrick, Committee Chair, Horticulture and Crop Science Department, (805) 756-5382, dheadric@calpoly.edu. Review of applications will begin 02/13/2018; applications received after that date may be considered until an acceptable candidate is secured. EEO.

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