Lecturer - Urban Horticulture & Design

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Farmingdale State College (FSC) is the State University of New York’s largest college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. A leader in applied and experiential learning, the college delivers rigorous programs that equip graduates with the academic foundation and skills sought by both emerging industries and graduate institutions. FSC offers 37 undergraduate degrees and a Master’s in Technology Management through its Schools of Business, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, and Arts & Sciences. Known as a pioneer in the alternative energy field, the college also boasts a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program. FSC’s strong culture of civic responsibility and engaged learning has led to reciprocal partnerships throughout the Long Island region.

Farmingdale State College is among the nation’s fastest growing colleges. Its programs regularly earn regional and national recognition as well as honors for both quality and value. Consistently ranked as a leader in return on investment and affordability, FSC is known as one of the safest colleges in the nation according to multiple rankings. The campus is located on 380 lush acres in the heart of Long Island, approximately 45 minutes by rail or automobile from New York City.

Farmingdale State College seeks to fill a 12-month, non-tenure, renewable lecturer position in the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design. This appointment includes a 50% teaching obligation (15 contact hours annually) in horticultural science (topics may include general horticulture, landscape plant materials, greenhouse management and production, etc.) along with Department/College service activities. Teaching activities may include both lecture-based and laboratory instruction delivered in-person and/or online.

The successful candidate will also work closely with faculty and staff colleagues to complete a 50% service obligation that includes oversight and management (under the
supervision of the department Chair) of the renowned Robert F. Ench Teaching Gardens and its associated Summer Garden Intern Program. As such, candidates should possess a broad-based knowledge and skill set in the field of horticulture and plant science with proven teaching and professional experience. An appreciation for the appropriate employment of landscape plants in contemporary urban and public horticulture settings is desirable. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are imperative.

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

  • Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.
  • Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.
  • Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College’s many community partners.

Additional Information: This is a full-time, 12 month, non-tenure track faculty position.

  • For the first 10 working days, beginning Wednesday, September 22, 2021 and ending Tuesday, October 5, 2021, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
  • CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: Thursday, October 21, 2021
  • SALARY: $70,000/year, may increase commensurate with experience
  • ANTICIPATED START DATE: September 1, 2022

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.

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Farmingdale State College seeks a broad and diverse pool of candidates for this position. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status.

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To apply, submit a letter of application (that includes a statement on teaching philosophy and methodology), c.v., copies of teaching evaluations, unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded/or currently in process), names and contact information of three references. Only applications made through Farmingdale’s electronic application system will be accepted. Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research/creative activities as well as a separate
teaching demonstration.

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Responsibilities/Duties

The successful candidate will also work closely with faculty and staff colleagues to complete a 50% service obligation that includes oversight and management (under the supervision of the department Chair) of the renowned Robert F. Ench Teaching Gardens and its associated Summer Garden Intern Program. As such, candidates should possess a broad-based knowledge and skill set in the field of horticulture and plant science with proven teaching and professional experience. An appreciation for the appropriate employment of landscape plants in contemporary urban and public horticulture settings is desirable. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are imperative.

Qualifications/Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree (MS or equivalent graduate degree) in a relevant field (Horticulture, Agriculture, Plant Science, AgriBusiness, Landscape Architecture/Design etc.).

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience managing public gardens or horticultural landscapes.
  • Experience teaching horticulture or related fields to college students.

Contact Information

Farmingdale State College
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