The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) at the University of Maryland invites applications for a 9-month professional track (non-tenure track) position of Assistant Clinical Professor with a 100% instructional appointment focused on Environmental Horticulture. The candidate will be an individual who has education and training in horticulture, including greenhouse, nursery, fruit and vegetable crop production. Candidates should also possess the skills and abilities to provide leadership in the instructional activities of the Environmental Horticulture program.
The University of Maryland, College Park, MD is a land grant institution with world-class research and extension components located in suburban Washington, D.C. The 1300-acre campus has outstanding research libraries and organization headquarters, and significant cultural landmarks. There are excellent opportunities for collaboration across departments and colleges on campus. Further, proximity to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Annapolis, and Maryland’s Biotechnology Corridor offers opportunities for interaction with a broad range of nearby agencies and research institutions including United States Department of Agriculture, Smithsonian Institution, Environmental Protection Agency, National Park Service, and the National Science Foundation. Excellent research, greenhouse and laboratory facilities are available. Access to nearby field stations is unparalleled due to our location near myriad juxtaposed land uses, near the 6,600 acres of the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, and multiple University of Maryland Research and Education Centers located in different ecological provinces within the state.
The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture is committed to serving the diverse needs of the state of Maryland. Candidates who experience working with a range of faculty, staff, constituents and organizations and who have interest/experience in developing programs that serve diverse populations are encouraged to apply.
The incumbent will be an individual who has extensive training in environmental horticulture crop production that includes greenhouse, nursery or fruit and vegetable crops. This individual must be able to work collaboratively with other PSLA Department undergraduate academic coordinators to produce coordinated academic programs. Liaisons with professional organizations such as 4H and FAA are expected. The incumbent will be expected to teach a minimum of 4 courses per academic year and provide leadership for the instructional activities of the Environmental Horticulture program. The incumbent will also be expected to share their expertise by serving on graduate student committees and developing the teaching skills of undergraduate and graduate Teaching Assistants. It is also expected that this individual will participate in other duties and committees as required by the department, college, and university; and interact with organizations representing their field in the state and region.
Salary/Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of Maryland offers an extensive competitive benefits package.
Applications: Candidates must apply online at ejobs.umd.edu (Position # 123701). Application packets should include 1) a cover letter that addresses each required and preferred qualification, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a detailed statement of research interests, teaching philosophy, and extension strategy relevant to the level of activity specified herein, 4) at least three references with addresses and email contact information.
Closing Date: The position is open until filled. For best consideration, application should be received by March 16, 2018.
Questions may be sent to Dr. Gary Coleman, Faculty Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
For more information about the Department, visit our website at www.psla.umd.edu.