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Lecturer – Horticulture & Plant Production with University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY

Type of position The Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Wyoming invites applications from qualified candidates for a position as Assistant Lecturer in Horticulture. The position will have a 75% Teaching, 15% Professional Development and Service, and 10% Career Advising and Mentoring appointment. This is a 9-month, academic year appointment. The preferable start date is August 2020.
Employer University of Wyoming
Description of Employer The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.
Location Laramie, WY
Description of Location Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/
Salary Commensurate with qualifications.
Closing date of competition Open until filled.
Date position available August 2020
Description of duties

The responsibilities of the position include:

Teaching or developing, on average, 18 semester credit hours of coursework per academic year. Offering most courses either online or through other distance-based education methods will be required. The successful candidate would teach our introductory horticulture and the accompanying laboratory and would be expected to teach upper division and graduate level courses in subjects of the applicant’s and department’s choosing.

Professional Development and Service to the University and discipline, through activities including, but not limited to: participation or leadership activities in professional and academic societies relevant to the position and individual’s interests; attending workshops aimed at improving student learning, online engagement, or other teaching concepts; other activities that improve the Lecturer’s skills and abilities relevant to being a productive member of the Department of Plant Sciences. Service activities are likely to also include university, college, and departmental committees.

Meeting with students regarding academic, curricular, and career matters; serving as a liaison between the Department and the College’s professional advising staff.



Additional duties may include:

Teaching a First Year Seminar course (FYS). Other courses taught will primarily be in horticulture, but rotation through other Plant Sciences courses may also be expected as departmental needs dictate. Horticulture courses may be those already in the UW catalog, or new courses developed by the Lecturer

Serving as an advisor to student clubs and activities

At the University of Wyoming, Assistant Lecturers have a six-year probationary period with annual reviews and the possibility of skipping the reappointment reviews in the third and fifth years. Upon promotion to Associate Lecturer, the position includes a three-year rolling contract. Reappointment is contingent both on meritorious performance and on the continued consistency of the position with the University’s programmatic needs and priorities.


Qualifications sought


Earned Master’s degree in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Agronomy, Agroecology or closely related field at time of hire is required. 

Experience developing and teaching courses via distance using online, videoconferencing, or other distance technologies is required. 

The candidate should have a record of innovative teaching experience, with strong potential for continued excellence. 

Demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse students and faculty is also required.



Earned Doctorate in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Agronomy, Agroecology, or closely related field is preferred. 

Experience leading or working as part of an interdisciplinary teaching team is preferred. 

Membership in a professional association having an active teaching or undergraduate education division, with improving student learning as a goal is also desirable.

Application procedure  
Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the position, qualifications, and vision for the position; a statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy including previous work with diverse audiences; current resume or CV; copies of all transcripts (originals will be requested later if the applicant is chosen for an on-campus interview); and names and contact information for three to four references familiar with the applicant’s work. For full consideration, complete applications should be posted no later than March 4, 2020.
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