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Horticulture Professor

About Zamorano

The Panamerican Agricultural School, Zamorano, is carrying out a search process to fill the position of Professor of Horticulture at the University to assume his/her responsibilities in July of 2016. Founded in 1942, Zamorano is a private, non-profit international university offering four undergraduate degrees in Agricultural Engineering: Agricultural Science and Production, Agribusiness Management, Food Agroindustry, and Socioeconomic Development and Environment. Zamorano graduates work in agricultural production, agribusiness, food technology, conservation, government jobs and academia. Students (1,200 from 22 Latin American countries) and approximately 100 professors, instructors, personnel members and their families live on the campus. In Zamorano’s multicultural and bilingual environment, all members of the community share a commitment to Panamericanism.

Professor of Horticulture

The candidate should be a development-oriented professional in horticulture (vegetable production) prepared to become a regional leader in technological innovation in the field.

Her/his responsibilities will involve developing, maintaining and leading the activities of teaching, Learning by Doing, extension, research and production in the areas of horticulture.. She/he will also coordinate her/his activities with the personnel in the areas of soils, vegetable nutrition, irrigation, machinery, integrated pest management, marketing, commercialization and the Academic Dean’s Office. In addition, the professor will be responsible for expanding the vegetable production program and involving both the public and private sectors in production and research.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Teach at least two classes a year in horticulture-related subjects with an emphasis on horticultural science.
  • Advice students in the preparation and culmination of their theses and other special projects related to horticulture to ensure that, throughout the entire process, the students have an integral understanding of the concepts and apply them correctly.
  • Develop an innovative program of outreach activities in order to strengthen the academic component and promote research on horticultural science and pest management in the career to generate results that maintain Zamorano at the vanguard.
  • Direct the development and implementation of a horticultural business unit, in addition to other production units related to the horticultural sciences program in order to generate income and, at the same time, ensure that the professors and students are working on cutting-edge projects.
  • Design and participate actively in supervising the activities of the Learning by Doing program, the horticulture unit and the department, based on the Institution’s academic requirements, in order to ensure the quality and appropriate content of the student formation program.
  • Coordinate activities with different Zamorano units, including soils, machinery and irrigation, marketing and integrated pest management, among others.
  • Manage the human, physical, natural and financial resources of the horticulture unit.
  • Contribute to the integral formation and character development of Zamorano students, supporting the Institution’s actions.
  • Any other activity that your experience or professional background allows you to contribute to the University.

Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in the field.
  • From 3 to 5 years of university teaching experience.
  • Experience in production and research in horticultural and ornamental crops, with a focus on horticulture desirable.
  • Proven leadership experience and qualifications in previous jobs.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationships and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to students and to team work.
  • Completely bilingual with a mastery of all language skills in both English and Spanish. At least 5 years of experience living and working in a multicultural environment, preferably in Central or South America.
  • Willing to live on the Zamorano campus, which is located in a rural area 30 km from the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa.
  • Exclusive full-time commitment to Zamorano.
  • Committed to Zamorano’s mission, vision and values.

Reference: Horticulture

The salary is competitive and depends on the candidate’s qualifications and prior experience.

Procedure for applying:

Candidates should send a letter describing his/her qualifications and philosophy with regard to the position, including a CV and the name, telephone numbers and emails of three references. Please send all the documents to: talentohumano@zamorano.edu and jhincapie@zamorano.edu The deadline for applications is June 15, 2016.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Zamorano does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, race, religion, gender or nationality in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, financial aid programs, extracurricular activities and employment, among others.

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