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Lecturer – Urban Horticulture

Farmingdale State College
Job Location:
Farmingdale, 11735
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture


Farmingdale State College seeks to hire a full-time Lecturer in the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design for the Urban Horticulture curriculum. This appointment includes a teaching obligation (15 contact hours/semester) with daytime and evening classes (that may include online and hybrid formats) in horticultural sciences with course topics in one or more of the following areas: general horticulture, landscape plant materials, disease and pest control, greenhouse management/production, etc. The selected candidate will work actively with faculty/staff colleagues through departmental service activities such as student recruitment/advisement, curriculum development, and cooperative assistance in the Department's renowned Robert F. Ench Teaching Gardens. As such, candidates should possess a broad-based knowledge and skill set in the field of horticulture and plant science. An appreciation for the appropriate employment of landscape plants in contemporary urban settings is desirable. 

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

  • Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.
  • Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.
  • Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College's many community partners.



  • MS or MA or its equivalent in Horticulture, Plant Science, or related field (awarded by the start date of 9/1/2024).


  • One or more years of college level teaching experience.

Additional Information:

This is a 10-month UUP faculty position.

  • For the first 10 working days, beginning Friday, November 17, 2023, and ending Friday, December 1, 2023, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
  • CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
  • SALARY: $65,000 + $3,400 in downstate location pay = $68,400 Total Compensation.
  • ANTICIPATED START DATE: September 1, 2024

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.

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Farmingdale State College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. At Farmingdale State College, we continue to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status.

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Application Instructions:

Interested candidates may apply by clicking on the "Apply Now" link at the top or bottom of this page. The following documents are required for all positions:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/C.V.

Additional instructions for faculty positions: Your cover letter must include a statement on teaching philosophy and methodology. Please attach copies of teaching evaluations and an unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded/currently in process). Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a teaching demonstration.

Only applications made through Farmingdale's electronic application system will be accepted. Once you successfully apply you will receive an email as confirmation and be directed to another page in order to upload additional documents. Returning applicants may login to their Farmingdale State College Careers Account to apply for this position. See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

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