Instructor

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Instructor
Posting Number 201700139F
Proposed Annual Salary Range Starting salary low $50's plus full benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.
Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit

The Horticulture and Landscape Architecture department strives to discover, apply, and disseminate knowledge and technology while developing future leaders in the state, the nation, and the world. Through hands-on experiential learning in each of our three majors, Environmental Horticulture, Horticulture, and Landscape Architecture, we encourage human engagement with the landscape and demonstrate our focus to solve problems for people, agriculture, and the environment through scholarship and creativity fostered by teamwork and individual diversity.

Tenure/Tenure Track? No
% Research 0
% Teaching 70
% Service 30
% Administration 0
Open Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 08/01/2017
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 01/01/2018
Position End Date
Position Summary

The focus of this position is primarily on teaching and supporting teaching related efforts as a member of the department’s teaching team. The Instructor’s initial teaching responsibilities will include serving as the instructor for HORT 100 Horticultural Science each fall and spring semester (which includes supervising Graduate Teaching Assistants who teach the laboratory sections for this course), HORT260 Plant Propagation each spring semester (includes teaching of labs), and HORT454 Horticulture Crop Production and Management (a senior capstone course) each fall semester.
In addition, the instructor will develop and coordinate a recruiting program for undergraduate students for all majors and concentrations in the department. Collaboration with the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Director of Recruiting, the HLA Director of Undergraduate Advising, the Department Head, and other HLA faculty is expected. Appropriate advising of student clubs and competition teams is also encouraged.

Required Job Qualifications

• B.S./B.A. and M.S. in horticulture or a closely related field
• Demonstrated experience (as evidenced by superior student evaluation data) teaching horticultural science or other closely-related plant science coursework
• Experience in the use of online course management systems (such as Canvas, Blackboard, Google Classroom)
• Strong communication skills
• Evidence of professional drive and initiative
• Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Job Qualifications

• Ph.D. in horticulture or closely related field
• Documented experience, as primary instructor, teaching large enrollment college courses (100 or more students) for primarily the first-year student
• Experience supervising graduate teaching assistants
• Experience with development and teaching of distance/online education
• Student recruiting experience
• Ability to converse in Spanish

Special Instructions to Applicants

• Letter of application addressing required and preferred qualifications described above
• Academic transcripts for all degrees (unofficial accepted; official transcripts required if interviewed)
• Professional vitae
• A one-page statement of teaching philosophy
• Contact information (no letters) for 3 professional references; one must be a current or immediate past supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates
• Evidence of teaching excellence (formal evaluation data summaries or other documentation. Upload to"other" category.)

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Search Contact tony.koski@colostate.edu

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching
Duty/Responsibility

Initial teaching responsibilities will include serving as the instructor for HORT 100 Horticultural Science each fall and spring semester (which includes supervising Graduate Teaching Assistants who teach the laboratory sections for this course), HORT260 Plant Propagation each spring semester (includes teaching of labs), and HORT454 Horticulture Crop Production and Management (a senior capstone course) each fall semester. Appropriate advising of student clubs and competition teams is also encouraged. The candidate will have the opportunity to generate summer salary via: development and teaching of summer session courses, distance education/online course development and teaching, and successful grant writing (instruction- or research-based).

Percentage Of Time 70
Job Duty Category Recruitment
Duty/Responsibility

The successful candidate will develop and coordinate a recruiting program for undergraduate students for all majors and concentrations in the department. Collaboration with the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Director of Recruiting, the HLA Director of Undergraduate Advising, the Department Head, and other HLA faculty is expected.

Percentage Of Time 30

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Other
Optional Documents
  1. Official Transcripts