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Auburn University Department of Horticulture, Horticulture Lecturer - This Job Listing Expires: 11/30/2019


Department of Horticulture Horticulture Lecturer

The Department of Horticulture of the College of Agriculture at Auburn University is seeking
applications for the position of Horticulture Lecturer. This faculty position is a full-time,
nine-month, non-tenure track instruction appointment that may be renewed annually contingent upon
satisfactory performance. There may be opportunity for a separate appointment during the summer
for additional instructional and student-related activities. Full-time positions are eligible for
benefits, including health insurance. The projected start date is August 16, 2020.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be instructor of record for several basic
horticulture courses that may include but are not limited to Horticulture Crop Production, Organic
Gardening, and Plant Propagation in keeping with college instructional workload guidelines. The
incumbent will advise the AU Horticulture Club and participate on the Student Scholarships and
Awards committee among other pertinent departmental committees.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in
Horticulture or closely related plant science discipline at the time employment begins.
Documented excellence in teaching post-secondary level horticulture courses and curriculum
development is essential. The candidate must possess excellent teaching, interpersonal
communication, and organizational skills. The incumbent must meet eligibility requirements for work
in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally
for the term of employment.

Desirable qualifications include: Experience in developing and delivering on-line courses and
familiarity with advising of an undergraduate student club. Experience in student recruitment,
familiarity with academic program assessment and experience in activities related to college-level
student services.

Application: Applicants must apply for the position by visiting the link: and attach the following: 1) a cover letter
that addresses the experience pertinent to all of the position responsibilities, 2)
current curriculum vita, 3) copies of ALL academic transcripts, and 4) a one to two page
statement of teaching philosophy. When prompted during the on- line process, please provide names,
phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. Only complete applications will
be considered. To ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply prior
to or by end of business on September 30, 2019, but we will accept applications until the position
is filled. Questions concerning the position should be directed to: Dr. Carolyn Robinson, Search
Committee Chair, email:

The University: Auburn University is an R1: Doctoral University and one of the nation’s premier
land, sea and space grant institutions with an enrollment of 30,000 graduate and undergraduate
students. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama approximately 100
miles southwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL and is about 60 miles northeast of
the state capital (Montgomery). Auburn has a highly ranked public-school system, a vibrant economy
and an excellent quality of life. Auburn University is ranked in the top 50 public universities
for its undergraduate programs. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit for
more information.

The Department: The Department of Horticulture was established in 1908. It is one of eight
academic departments in the College of Agriculture and is comprised of 16 faculty members. The
Dept. of Horticulture offers four undergraduate areas of specialization: landscape horticulture,
nursery and greenhouse science, fruit and vegetable production and pre-landscape architecture. It
is also the headquarters for the new agricultural science degree program. Graduate programs
include a Certificate in Public Horticulture, M.Ag., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in horticulture. For
more information concerning the department, please visit

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer

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