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