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FW: Position Announcement

-----Original Message-----
From: ExtremeHort@aol.com [mailto:ExtremeHort@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 5:27 PM
Subject: Position Announcement

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.


     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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