Effective Date of Appointment: 2020-2021 Academic Year (Fall Semester)
The Position:The Plant Science Department in the Huntley College of Agriculture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for one tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with specialization(s) in Horticulture, Controlled Environment Agriculture, Greenhouse and Nursery Management, Produce Safety, and/or Plant Physiology are encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities: The faculty member will develop and teach undergraduate courses in introductory Horticulture, Greenhouse Management, Nursery Management, Controlled Environment Systems, and other general horticultural topics with application to vegetables, fruits, and ornamentals. Collaboration with department and college peers in support of the new Urban and Community Agriculture minor being offered in Plant Science is expected. Urban agriculture emphasis includes basic and applied horticulture for crops grown in metropolitan settings such as greenhouses, vertical and rooftop farms, and controlled environments employing hydroponic and other soil-less technologies. Occasional graduate courses may include one or more of the following areas: advanced horticultural science, introduction to research, experimental design and data analysis, and/or proposal development. The faculty member will mentor undergraduate and graduate students on nationally competitive teams and research projects. The position requires excellence in teaching and advising, scholarly and professional achievements, and service to the university. Applicants whose work demonstrates a commitment to inclusive excellence and diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.
The College: The Huntley College of Agriculture is focused on identifying critical solutions to feed the world, stewarding agricultural resources, and promoting human, animal and environmental health and sustainability through education. Our university and college are strategically positioned to develop a unique center that will serve as a regional hub for urban agriculture technology, research, training, and teaching with national and global significance. The college has dedicated resources to catalyze the growth of innovative, equitable, and sustainable urban agriculture in Southern California and beyond.
The Department: Graduates from the plant science major (B.S., M.S.) enter a wide array of careers in California’s horticultural, agronomic, and specialty crop fruit and vegetable industries. Six minors are offered through the department in Agronomy, Horticulture, Pest and Disease Management, Soil Science, Urban and Community Agriculture, and Water Resources and Irrigation Design. The department is home to two Centers, AGRIscapes and the Center for Turf, Irrigation and Landscape Technology (CTILT). Plant Science maintains over 700 acres of diversified farmland in various locations on campus and beyond, producing deciduous and sub-tropical fruit, vegetable, and agronomic crops. Over 46,000 square feet of greenhouse space supports research and student activities in nursery production, hydroponics, specialty crops, and biological control.
The University:Cal Poly Pomona is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system. Our ethnically diverse student population of over 26,000 is enrolled in 59 baccalaureate, 28 master’s and 8 credential/certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by over 1,200 faculty. We recruit successful and career-focused students from throughout California and beyond. The University has a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Southern California is one of the most dynamic economic and cultural environments in the country, and the campus is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. Cal Poly Pomona proudly serves as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and actively promotes diversity in the faculty, staff, and student bodies, where educational equity is among the highest priorities of the University. The mission of the University is to cultivate success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. The University’s vision is to serve as the model for an inclusive polytechnic university that inspires creativity and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives.
TO APPLY: please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/68785. To Learn More about Cal Poly Pomona Faculty Life visit: www.cpp.edu/~yourlife. For general inquiries, please call or email Dr. Eileen Cullen, Tel: (909) 869-2189 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. AA/EOE
Doctorate in Horticulture or a related Plant Science field from an accredited university at the time of appointment.
Evidence of ability to be successful at undergraduate university teaching.
Demonstrated potential to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, service and a commitment to working in an inclusive environment.
Demonstrated capability to lead instruction and research in technologies impacting ornamental and food crop production, nursery and controlled environment agriculture industries.
Demonstrated ability to form and enhance student centered working relationships with companies and professional organizations.
Record of successful proposal development resulting in external funding to support scholarship.
Demonstrated ability to develop new opportunities for curriculum development and high-impact teaching practices in an innovative learning environment.
Internal Number: 68785
About California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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