Connecticut College seeks applicants for a one- to two-year visiting position 
in sustainable
agriculture in the Department of Botany, beginning July 1, 2019. The successful 
candidate will
have a strong background in one or more areas of sustainable agriculture and 
alternative farming
systems, as well as experience in instruction and developing community 

The Department of Botany seeks a dynamic colleague who is committed to teaching 
innovative curricular development. The visitor will teach three courses per 
year, including an upper-
level seminar in sustainable agriculture, a mid-level course with a laboratory 
component, and a
third course in an area of the candidate's choosing. The visitor will also 
initiate, develop and
coordinate curricular and co-curricular activities connecting local community 
organizations with a
variety of courses at the college. Potential community partners include, but 
are not limited to, an
urban garden and youth leadership organization, a local Native American Tribal 
Nation, and a non-
profit promoting healthy eating habits in public schools. The visitor will also 
provide faculty
leadership for a student-run organic garden on campus, and more generally 
support and contribute
to emerging curricular initiatives at the college focused on sustainability, 
social justice, and food

Required qualifications: A masters degree in biology, botany, agronomy, soil 
anthropology or related field is required; a Ph.D. is preferred. Candidates at 
the rank of Assistant
Professor (Ph.D. required) or Instructor (M.A. or M.S. required) will be 
considered. Evidence of
successful teaching at the college or university level is required, as is 
demonstrated experience in
gardening, farming or horticulture. In certain cases, outreach instruction 
(e.g., extension work) may
substitute for college-level teaching. Preferred qualifications include a 
background and interest in
community-based engagement.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a 
demonstrated commitment to
outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual 
vitality and diversity are
inseparable, the College has embarked on a successful initiative to diversify 
its faculty, student
body and curriculum. We encourage applications from candidates who will 
contribute to the
diversity of our college community, including members of historically 
underrepresented groups.
Salary is competitive.

Review of applications will begin February 4, 2019 and continue until the 
position is filled.
Please submit 1) a cover letter addressed to Dr. Rachel Spicer, Chair, Visiting 
Professor in Botany
Search Committee, 2) a statement describing experience and philosophy regarding 
teaching and
curricular development, 3) a statement describing experience in both plant 
cultivation and
community engagement, and 4) a current curriculum vitae 
Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted to 
Interfolio by the
above-mentioned date as well.

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