Faculty Employment Opportunity
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HORTICULTURE: The Agriculture Program invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Horticulture at the rank of Assistant Professor. The person appointed to this position will teach in some of the following areas: Integrated pest management, weed biology, research methods, principles of horticulture and practices, nursery production, breeding and genetics, and plant pathology. Additional duties will include: course development, establishing an active student-focused experiential learning research program. Other responsibilities will include student mentoring and advising a highly diverse student population. Effective teaching, scholarly productivity, and service to the University are required for retention, promotion, and tenure. This is an academic year appointment. Opportunities may exist for additional grant-funded Summer activities and interdisciplinary projects on the 2-acre sustainable garden.
PhD or equivalent degree required in Horticulture, Plant Science, Agronomy, Pomology or a closely related field. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence as evidenced by strong teaching evaluations by students. Applicants should provide evidence of experience or interest in serving a highly diverse majority minority student population. Candidates with ABD status will be considered beyond the initial round of review only if the dissertation advisor confirms the candidate is on track to complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by August 15, 2023.
Preference is for candidates who provide evidence of effective teaching at the college level. Post-doctoral research or extension experience will strengthen an applicant’s candidacy, as will a strong background or research interest in production and management of crops commonly grown in California. Previous experience in working across disciplines to develop student experiential learning research programs is highly desired.
HOW TO APPLY & DEADLINE:
A complete application must include: 1) an application letter, specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; 2) evidence of teaching effectiveness; 3) unofficial copies of transcripts (Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire; 4) an updated and complete curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; 5) a Diversity statement; 6) a statement of research agenda; and 7) a statement of teaching philosophy. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.
To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Dr. Oluwarotimi Odeh, Search Committee Chair
Department of Economics, Agriculture and Social Science
California State University Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382
Screening of complete application files will begin on February 1, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. This appointment begins on August 16, 2023.
An application must include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in addition to any other required documents as indicated above.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ .
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Anticipated hiring range is $6,583 - $6,750 per month for Assistant Professor (12 monthly payments per academic year). As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT and THE COLLEGE:
The Bachelor of Science in Agriculture is a multidisciplinary program blending contributions from several of academic departments in support of lower and upper division core courses serving four concentrations: Agricultural Biology, Agricultural Economics, Sustainable Agriculture, and General Agriculture. The program also depends on and fosters sustainable relationships with area community colleges through the implementation of a “2+2” curricular design. Students majoring in the program are encouraged to explore diverse approaches to agricultural production, distribution, and management within evolving economic and environmental settings. Experiential learning and applied research opportunities are supported within each concentration. The B.S. in Agriculture is offered through the College of the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. Academic programs providing curricular support for the major include Agriculture, Biology, Economics, Geography and Political Science. To learn more about Stan State’s Agriculture program, visit our Web site: https://www.csustan.edu/agriculture.
CAMPUS & AREA:
California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.
Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.
CSU Stanislaus values shared governance: Handbook statement on shared governance
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor’s notices: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf
Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
MANDATED REPORTER PER CANRA
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse And Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.
CLERY ACT DISCLOSURE
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CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CLEARANCE NOTICE
The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled