Assistant Professor, Plant Sciences with emphasis in both Horticulture and Agronomy, nine-month, tenure-track position beginning Fall Semester, September 1, 2021. Opportunity for summer teaching available. This is a 75% teaching and 25% variable appointment with research and service activities. Primary teaching responsibilities will be undergraduate and graduate Plant Science courses. Interdisciplinary courses could include Soil Science, or other related coursework. Ability to occasionally teach online with some traditional courses is to be expected. The selected applicant will be expected to publish regularly in peer-reviewed journals appropriate to the discipline of their research and to compete successfully for external funding to support a research program. The successful applicant will contribute to our growing undergraduate program and competitive team. Electronically submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and State of Texas employment application athttps://shsu.peopleadmin.com. Send official transcripts for all university work and documents detailing the candidate’s philosophy of teaching, research, and service directly to the search committee chair. Three letters of recommendation should be sent by references directly to the search committee chair Dr. Tim Pannkuk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
An earned doctorate in Horticulture, Crop Science, Agronomy, Forestry, Plant Science, or a closely related field. ABD candidates may be considered. Ideally, the selected applicant should have a horticultural background. Evidence of actual or potential success in teaching, research, and service is also expected. Excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language are required. Must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and interdisciplinary collaboration. Review of materials will begin on March 15, 2021 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.
Internal Number: 202100002F
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