Instructor/Lecturer of Horticulture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Instructor/Lecturer of Horticulture
Department of Crop Sciences
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Crop Sciences, in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking to fill a teaching position at either the Instructor or Lecturer level. This Specialized Faculty position will be responsible for instruction of two to four classes per semester (Fall and Spring) plus an additional summer online course. This position will be primarily teaching 100-200 level courses. Courses may include, but are not limited to, HORT 100 - Introduction to Horticulture, HORT 105 - Vegetable Gardening, HORT 107 – Introduction to Floral Design, HORT 205 – Local Food Networks, and HORT 240 - Plant Propagation. The Instructor/Lecturer will be responsible for lecture and laboratory sections associated with these classes. Mentoring, coordinating and supervising teaching assistants will be required. The ideal candidate will be committed to actively engaging students and to revising courses to maintain or increase their appeal. The position may include involvement in undergraduate student activities such as Horticulture Club and others as appropriate.

This position requires a Master’s Degree with at least one degree (B.S. or M.S.) in Horticulture, Crop Sciences, Botany or related field for the Instructor level. A PhD in Horticulture, Crop Sciences, Botany or related field is required for Lecturer level. The successful candidate must have experience teaching at a higher educational institution and demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills. Preferred qualifications include experience in developing and revising courses including lab courses; commitment to utilizing best practices for creating an interactive, student-centered learning environment; and experience with developing and instructing online courses. Applicants are encouraged to highlight previously implemented innovative teaching strategies and curriculum design that could be integrated into UIUC courses to enhance student learning potential

This position will be a 100% time, twelve-month appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package. The position is expected to start January 16, 2020.

Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter indicating your qualifications, detailed statement of teaching, curriculum vitae, a valid email address and contact information for three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered . Qualified individuals from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply . All applications received by October 11, 2019 will receive full consideration. For information regarding application procedures, contact Linda Kemplin, kemplin@illinois.edu. For additional information about the position, contact Dr. Lane Rayburn, arayburn@illinois.edu.

More information on the Department of Crop Sciences is available at https://cropsciences.illinois.edu

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