Careers in the Plant Sciences

Assistant Professor of Horticulture

Tarleton State University - Stephenville, Texas, USA

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Horticulture
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Application Review Begins: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Application Deadline: Monday, August 31, 2020
Institution: Tarleton State University
Department/Division: Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences
Field (e.g., systematics): Horticulture Science
City: Stephenville, Texas, USA
General Information: Description: Tenure-track, 9 month undergraduate and graduate teaching and research/scholarly activity position in the Department of Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences. Proposed employment date is September 1, 2020 or until successful candidate is identified.

The individual selected will be a member of the faculty in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences within the Department of Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences (WSES) at Tarleton State University and will report to the Department Head. The incumbent will be responsible for leading the horticulture program, and integrating the program into multidisciplinary natural resource and environmental science programs. Tarleton College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has a brand new facility in the Animal and plant Science Center with 4 state of the art greenhouses to be used for teaching and research in horticulture.

This position has a normal teaching load of twelve credit hours per semester with summer employment contingent on need and available funding. The selected candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in general horticulture, plant propagation, and other courses in support of horticulture, natural resources, and other agricultural programs, with the possibility of developing one or more new courses in their discipline. The selected candidate will work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction, scholarly activity and service to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify appropriate professional development activities.
Application Procedure and Deadlines
Qualifications/Requirements: Required Qualifications:
PhD in horticulture, landscape architecture, environmental horticulture, plant sciences, or related discipline. A strong background in horticulture science. Skills and abilities necessary to teach general horticulture and plant propagation. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a strong faculty led student directed research program.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience teaching at the university level, particularly experience teaching general horticulture and propagation; and a successful record of extramural funding, research, and peer-reviewed publication.
Responsibilities: 80% Teaching and associated service: Teach twenty-four (24) credit hours of courses and associated service across the fall and spring semesters. Your assignment may include courses offered at all Tarleton locations. Faculty teaching assignments may require the use of various delivery systems such as online and video conferencing. Service includes active participation in the shared governance of the department, college, and university through involvement in committees, student service, advising graduate and undergraduate students, and other service-related activities.
20% Research/scholarly activity: The successful candidate will be expected to remain an active scholar adhering to the university, college and the Department of Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences tenure and promotion policies. You are expected to develop a sustainable research program appropriate to your discipline and regional needs, and in your area of expertise and interest, while cultivating collaborative relationships within and across disciplines and institutions to build research capacity.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Applicants must be submitted electronically at Http:// and will be accepted until a qualified candidate is identified. Prospective candidates should submit an application consisting of a letter of interest, transcripts, statement of professional goals and philosophy of teaching, research, and service, and a curriculum vita with names (including telephone numbers and addresses) of five professional references. Further information regarding the position or the application process can be obtained by contacting Dr. Darrel Murray, Search Committee Chair ( or Dr. Jeff Breeden, Interim Department Head (
Compensation Range: $60,000
Contact Name: Darrel Murray,