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Assistant Professor of Ornamental Horticulture
Category: Horticulture

Farmingdale State College
Farmingdale, New York

Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013

Assistant Professor of Ornamental Horticulture

Farmingdale State College 

Category: Faculty
Department: Ornamental Horticulture
Locations: Farmingdale, NY
Posted: Oct 02, '13 
Type: Full-time
Ref. No.: 13-64
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About Farmingdale State College:
Farmingdale State College, a campus of the State University of New York, is a coeducational, public college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of more than 7,900 undergraduate students and a rich history of over 76,000 graduates. As the largest of SUNY’s colleges of technology, Farmingdale State College equips students with the resources and knowledge sought by today’s emerging industries. Offering bachelor and associate programs, Farmingdale State College will soon offer its first graduate degree. A total of 34 undergraduate degree programs are offered within four schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering Technologies, and Health Sciences. Small classes with nationally recognized faculty, technology-enhanced classrooms, state-of-the-art information services as well as a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program, make Farmingdale State College one of the fastest-growing colleges in the region.
According to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report, Farmingdale State College is ranked one of the best regional colleges in the north at #31, which includes both public and private colleges; when compared to public colleges in the north region, Farmingdale was ranked at #8. The Daily Beast named Farmingdale State College as the 5th safest campus in the nation. Farmingdale State is located on 380 lush acres in the heart of Long Island, approximately 45 minutes from New York City.
Job Description:
Farmingdale State College invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in Ornamental Horticulture at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates should possess a broad-based knowledge of horticulture as well as an understanding of how landscape plants are produced, marketed and employed in contemporary garden/landscape settings.
All faculty members at Farmingdale State College have three workload components: teaching, research and scholarly activity, and service. Teaching responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, courses in general horticulture, plant propagation, nursery and/or greenhouse production and management, turfgrass culture, soils, horticulture merchandising, plant materials (indoor, herbaceous and/or woody plants) and environmental/urban horticulture. Required extracurricular duties include curriculum development, scholarship/research, shared supervision of department facilities such as greenhouses and gardens, participation in department and college-wide governance, development activities, student advisement and student recruitment. Candidates should have a research agenda that complements their area of academic specialty and has the potential for peer-reviewed publications and presentations, both of which are necessary for promotion and tenure at Farmingdale State College.
QUALIFICATIONS:   Ph.D. in Horticulture, Floriculture, Plant Science or related field along with an established research agenda. ABD with all degree requirements including dissertation defense by date of appointment will be considered.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   Relevant professional and/or academic teaching experience is preferred. Knowledge and training in sustainable practices and the challenges of urban horticulture and agricultural practice is a plus.
Additional Information:
• This is a full-time, 10 month faculty position. 
• POSITION AVAILABLE: September 1, 2014 
• Salary $68,000 and may increase commensurate with experience 
State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Application Instructions:
A letter of application with curriculum vitae, a separate statement of teaching philosophy and methodology, unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded/or currently in process) and the addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references should be submitted online at:
Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research as well as a separate teaching demonstration.

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