Instructor, Senior Instructor or Master Instructor

Colorado State University

Instructor, Senior Instructor or Master Instructor

  • Institution: Colorado State University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
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Instructor, Senior Instructor or Master Instructor

  • Colorado State University | Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: October 29, 2023
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Job TitleInstructor, Senior Instructor or Master Instructor

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range $ 60,000-75,000

Location Fort Collins, Colorado

Application Deadline September 24, 2023

Contact Information

Contact Name Chad Miller

Department Horticulture and Landscape Architecture


Phone US +1 (970) 491-2506

Job Description

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The focus of this position is primarily on teaching and supporting teaching related efforts as a member of the department’s teaching team. The position is 90% teaching and 10% Outreach/Service.

The instructor’s initial teaching responsibilities (90%) will include serving as the primary instructor for HORT 260 Plant Propagation lecture and laboratory sections, which includes supervision of Undergraduate and/or Graduate Teaching Assistant(s) and HORT 454 Horticulture Crop Production and Management (a senior capstone course) The instructor will also be expected to develop other Horticulture course(s) as needed and appropriate, based on the candidate’s experience and expertise and department needs.

In addition, the instructor will assist with recruiting undergraduate students for all majors and concentrations in the department (10% Outreach/Service). Appropriate advising of student clubs and competition teams is also encouraged.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration, all materials must be received by 11:59 pm (MT) on September 24, 2023.

Applicants should upload the following:
1. A cover letter addressing your qualifications;
2. CV;
3. Unofficial academic transcripts for all degrees;
4. Written teaching philosophy statement (2 pages max);
5. Written statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion (2 pages max)
6. Evidence of teaching effectiveness. (use Other in the Applicant Document section)
7. Contact information of three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

For inquiries about the position, contact Search Chair For additional information about Colorado State University, consult the university’s website at

Posting Number:  202300310F

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Description of Work Unit

Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.

The Horticulture and Landscape Architecture department strives to discover, apply, and disseminate knowledge and technology while developing future leaders in the state, the nation, and the world. Through hands-on experiential learning in each of our three majors, Environmental Horticulture, Horticulture, and Landscape Architecture, we encourage human engagement with the landscape and demonstrate our focus to solve problems for people, agriculture, and the environment through scholarship and creativity fostered by teamwork and individual diversity.



Required Qualifications

M.S. in horticulture (e.g., environmental horticulture, horticulture production, arboriculture, pomology, etc.) or a closely related field

Experience in the use of online course management systems (e.g., Canvas, Blackboard, Google Classroom)

Strong communication skills

Evidence of professional drive and initiative

Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive working environment through diversity, equity and inclusion, as expected by Colorado State University (

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in horticulture (e.g., environmental horticulture, horticulture production, arboriculture, pomology, etc.) or closely related field

Documented experience, as primary instructor, teaching large enrollment college courses (100 or more students) for primarily the first-year student

Demonstrated experience teaching horticultural science or other closely related plant science coursework

Evidence of superior student evaluation data

Demonstrated record of engagement and commitment in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL), as evidenced through course and curriculum development, superior student evaluation data, peer-reviewed publications, and/or collaborative activities that are validated by peers and communicated to others in the field.

Experience supervising graduate teaching assistants

Experience with development and teaching of distance/online education

Student recruiting experience

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