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Assistant Clinical Professor (Environmental Horticulture)

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123701
Title: Assistant Clinical Professor
Functional Title: Assistant Clinical Professor (Environmental Horticulture)
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100%
Unit: AGNR-Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) at the University of Maryland invites applications for a 9-month professional track (non-tenure track) position of Assistant Clinical Professor with a 100% instructional appointment focused on Environmental Horticulture. The candidate will be an individual who has education and training in horticulture, including greenhouse, nursery, fruit and vegetable crop production. Candidates should also possess the skills and abilities to provide leadership in the instructional activities of the Environmental Horticulture program.

The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture is committed to serving the diverse needs of the state of Maryland. Candidates who experience working with a range of faculty, staff, constituents and organizations and who have interest/experience in developing programs that serve diverse populations are encouraged to apply.

The incumbent will be an individual who has extensive training in environmental horticulture crop production that includes greenhouse, nursery or fruit and vegetable crops. This individual must be able to work collaboratively with other PSLA Department undergraduate academic coordinators to produce coordinated academic programs. Liaisons with professional organizations such as 4H and FAA are expected. The incumbent will be expected to teach a minimum of 4 courses per academic year and provide leadership for the instructional activities of the Environmental Horticulture program. The incumbent will also be expected to share their expertise by serving on graduate student committees and developing the teaching skills of undergraduate and graduate Teaching Assistants. It is also expected that this individual will participate in other duties and committees as required by the department, college, and university; and interact with organizations representing their field in the state and region.

•The incumbent is expected to teach a minimum of 4 courses during the academic year including: PLSC 100 Introduction to Horticulture,PLSC 433 Fruit and Vegetable Technology, PLSC 452 Environmental Horticulture, and an additional course to be determined.
•The incumbent is expected to provide instructional leadership for the Environmental Horticulture program that includes curriculum development and coordination.
•The incumbent will advise undergraduate students that are majoring in the Environmental Horticulture concentration of the Agricultural Science and Technology major and participate in student recruitment activities.
•Candidates are expected to have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship, including working with students and groups from underrepresented backgrounds.
•Serve as faculty advisor for the Horticulture club.
•The incumbent will coordinate Internships and Special Problems courses for undergraduate students by helping students find employers and organizations for students to work with and monitoring the progress of the students during their internship.
•The incumbent will highlight the Agricultural Science and Technology and Agricultural Education programs in the state and region in order to enhance student enrollments in these programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Incumbent must hold a Ph.D. in Horticulture, Plant Science or closely related field.
• Incumbent will have experience in teaching and advising students in the area of environmental horticulture.


• A background in Environmental Horticulture.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

The University of Maryland, College Park, MD is a land grant institution with world-class research and extension components located in suburban Washington, D.C. The 1300-acre campus has outstanding research libraries and organization headquarters, and significant cultural landmarks. There are excellent opportunities for collaboration across departments and colleges on campus. Further, proximity to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Annapolis, and Maryland’s Biotechnology Corridor offers opportunities for interaction with a broad range of nearby agencies and research institutions including United States Department of Agriculture, Smithsonian Institution, Environmental Protection Agency, National Park Service, and the National Science Foundation. Excellent research, greenhouse and laboratory facilities are available. Access to nearby field stations is unparalleled due to our location near myriad juxtaposed land uses, near the 6,600 acres of the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, and multiple University of Maryland Research and Education Centers located in different ecological provinces within the state.


Candidates must apply online at (Position # 123701). Application packets should include 1) a cover letter that addresses each required and preferred qualification, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a detailed statement of research interests, teaching philosophy, and extension strategy relevant to the level of activity specified herein, 4) at least three references with addresses and email contact information.

Posting Date: 02/15/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 03/16/2018
Physical Demands
Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Supplemental Document 1
  4. Unofficial Transcript
Optional Documents

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