The Department of Biological Sciences at Kent State University -Salem Campus seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Botany/Horticulture to begin fall semester 2019.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
This tenure-track teaching position (12-hrs per semester) supports both the Biological Science Department majors and the Associate and Baccalaureate Horticulture Degree programs offered at KSU-Salem. Possible course offerings include but are not limited to: First year Biological Sciences courses, Botany, Plant Identification and Selection (herbaceous and woody plants), and Pest Management. The development of new courses in support of evolving Biology and Horticulture programs is essential for this tenure-track position.
The successful candidate would be expected to develop and sustain an independent research program, teach undergraduate courses based on the candidates’ area of expertise, and contribute to the mission of the Campus and Department through service.
A PhD in Botany, Horticulture, or related discipline is required for this position. Previous teaching experience is required.
Experience with ecology, hydroponics, intensive food production systems, or farm-to- table horticulture would be considered a plus for this appointment. Experience with horticultural technologies: remote sensing (drones, GIS), vertical horticulture, lighting systems (laser), or others are also desirable.
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.
Must pass a security check.
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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
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Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.