Assistant Professor, Turfgrass Mgmt.
Assistant Professor, Turfgrass Management
The Ohio State University
Wooster, OH

Serves as a faculty member at The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) and program coordinator for the Associate of Applied Science Turfgrass Management program, teaching responsibilities include introductory, intermediate or advanced courses focused on turfgrass management and other horticulture courses as assigned by the division chair; responsible for curriculum development and assessment; syllabi development; collaborating with other departments within the university to ensure consistency of instruction; research responsibilities include collaborating with faculty at ATI and the Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center (OARDC) and the College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) with productive scholarly activity; institutional services responsibilities include oversight of model golf green and turf plots; academic student advising, student recruitment and student club advising; service responsibilities include coordinating an industry advisory committee, developing strong industry support for the academic program, participation in professional development and providing leadership and service to the institute, college, University and professional organizations; position located in Wooster, Ohio.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.

Minimum Education Required -Doctorate (Academic) or equivalent combination of education and experience with a Major in turfgrass management or plant sciences

Required Qualifications - Required: Strong evidence of teaching experience
Desired: Post-doctoral research, leadership and industry experience; program experience, university teaching experience, experience in mentoring members of underrepresented groups

Review of applicants will begin on June 14, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The site for applications and submission of materials is Please include the following documents for the application: a) cover letter; b) curriculum vitae; c) copy of academic transcripts; d) statement of teaching philosophy; e) statement of philosophy of diversity and inclusion; f) one page statement of future research plans; g) contact information for 3 professional references. Inquiries regarding the position can be made by contacting the chair of the search committee, Jon Witter, at [email protected]

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen, physical, or psychological screening may be required during the post offer process.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis under the law. Employment at Ohio State requires the successful completion of a background check.

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