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[Fwd: Social Horticulture Position Open]

ExtremeHort@aol.com wrote:
>  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
> information
>      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.
>      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:
>      2345 RED ROCK, SUITE 100
>      LAS VEGAS NV 89146
>      Phone:    (702) 222-3130
>      Fax:      (702) 222-3101
>      Email:    jukeiley@agnt1.ag.unr.edu
>      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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