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 hire a full-time lecturer (12 months) in the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design for the urban horticulture curriculum. This appointment includes a 50 percent teaching obligation (15 contact hours per year) in horticultural sciences with course topics such as general horticulture, landscape plant materials, disease and pest control, greenhouse management/production, etc. The selected candidate will work actively with faculty/staff colleagues through departmental service activities such as student recruitment/advisement, curriculum development, and cooperative assistance in the Department's renowned Robert F. Ench Teaching Gardens. The successful candidate will work closely with the Department Chair to coordinate and oversee the operations of the teaching gardens. 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 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.


  • MS, MA, or its equivalent at time of hire.
  • One or more years of work experience in a professional horticulture setting.
  • MS, MA, or its equivalent in horticulture, plant science, or related field at time of hire.
  • Experience teaching horticulture and/or plant science courses in an undergraduate setting.

Additional Information

This is a 12-month UUP faculty position. For the first 10 working days, beginning Friday, September 16, 2022 and ending Thursday, September 29, 2022, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
For best consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2022.
The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans. VISA SPONSORSHIP IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION
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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.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates may apply by clicking on the "Apply Now" link at the top or bottom of this page. The following documents are required for all positions:

Cover Letter

Additional instructions for faculty positions: Your cover letter must include a statement on teaching philosophy and methodology. Please attach copies of teaching evaluations and an unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded/currently in process). Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research/creative activities as well as a separate teaching demonstration.

Only applications made through Farmingdale's electronic application system will be accepted. Once you successfully apply you will receive an email as confirmation and be directed to another page in order to upload additional documents. Returning applicants may login to their Farmingdale State College Careers Account to apply for this position. See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

Contact Information

Farmingdale State College
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