[Fwd: Social Horticulture Position Open]
> Dear Colleague:
> This is to announce a faculty position available immediately at the
> University of Nevada Cooperative Extension in Social Horticulture.
> Deadline is May 31. The position announcement follows this
> information. It is located in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a rapidly
> growing population approaching 1.4 million people. The community is
> very supportive of this position. The position has two staff
> associated with it and a good budget. Salary and benefits are very
> competitive. The position has tremendous flexibility and freedom since
> it is a new position. It has a very active Master Gardener program,
> community gardens that are in need of university and volunteer
> assistance and excited teachers at the school district. We have strong
> consumer educational programming in natural pest control and the use
> of alternative methods for controlling pests. Our programming is also
> strong in sustainable desert urban landscapes. This position is ready
> to take off with tremendous impact with the right person. Our
> horticulture program has been emphasizing natural and biological
> control measures for over five years. We are currently involved in
> research with recycled water and biosolids. This is a great
> opportunity for the right person.
> If you aren't directly interested, could you please forward this
> to someone who might be interested?
> Thank you. For more information, please call me at 702-257-5509, or
> email me at ExtremeHort@aol.com.
> Robert L. Morris
> Area Specialist in Horticulture
> University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.
> POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR AREA EXTENSION SPECIALIST AT UNIVERSITY OF
> NEVADA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
> Competitive, based on academic rank which will be determined by years
> of experience and record of achievement. This is a 12-month,
> tenure-track position. May 31, 2000, is the closing date.
> This position focuses on community education programming that
> emphasizes the impact of plants on people rather than people on
> plants, as well as the interactions of the two. It involves the
> physical, social and psychological aspects of horticulture. This
> position is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating and
> evaluating teaching programs in Master Gardeners, community gardens,
> community supported agriculture through volunteerism, and the school
> system; developing curriculum and assessing community needs through a
> variety of methods; collaborating with community agencies' publishing
> in appropriate journals; conducting applied research in community
> horticulture/volunteer management; and obtaining outside funding
> through grant writing.
> A Masters Degree in Liberal Arts, Horticulture, Psychology, Sociology
> Education or related field is required, with a minimum of three years
> experience in volunteer management, gardening (preferably community
> gardening), and working with diverse audiences OR a Doctorate with a
> minimum of two years experience as above. Demonstrated evidence of
> public speaking/teaching skills, strong curriculum development skills
> and teamwork abilities is required. Skills in interpersonal
> communication, teamwork, developing programs for youth audiences,
> publication, grant writing, and applied research are highly desired.
> SEND 1) cover letter describing your professional and volunteer
> experience as it relates to this position, 2) one page description
> statements on the following - a) your leadership experience and
> opportunities to work with diverse audiences b) your scholarly
> activities including research, publication and grant-funding success
> c) your community-based instructional experience, curriculum
> development and implementation activities and needs assessment skills
> d) your professional and/or personal volunteer experience 3) resume,
> 4) official transcripts, and 5) three current letters of reference to:
> JILL UKEILEY, SEARCH SECRETARY
> NEVADA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
> 2345 RED ROCK, SUITE 100
> LAS VEGAS NV 89146
> Phone: (702) 222-3130
> Fax: (702) 222-3101
> Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
> The University of Nevada and Cooperative Extension is an Equal
> Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on
> the basis of race, color, religion, sex, creed, national origin,
> veteran's status, physical or mental disability, and in accordance
> with University policy, sexual orientation, in any program it
> operates. University of Nevada employs only US citizens and persons
> lawfully authorized to work in the United States.
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