In close collaboration with the Program Director, the Instructor is responsible for strengthening and developing a world-class vocational program to prepare young men to transition from school to work at the foreman or supervisory level. With an emphasis on landscape design, the instructor should be knowledgeable and proficient in a broad array of horticulture and landscape studies and practices in order to develop and teach academic courses (Woody and Herbaceous Plant Materials, Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance, Soil & Turfgrass Science, Hardscaping (ICPI), Plant Health Care, Arboriculture, Equipment Operation & Safety). Additionally, the instructor is required to direct and instruct students in maintaining the turf, landscaped and natural areas of the 220-acre campus, including developing and designing landscape projects to enable students to practice and perfect their technical skills and reinforce knowledge learned in the classroom. Instructional duties encompass, but are not limited to, classroom lecturing, developing curriculum, syllabi and student-centered instruction, assessing student learning, and utilizing Canvas and other technology/equipment teaching resources. In addition, the Instructor is expected to serve on selected committees, to attend scheduled meetings and other Williamson-mandated activities, and to pursue educational and professional development opportunities. Lastly and critically, the instructor must internalize the moral and ethical standards of Williamson and to teach, mentor and guide student behavior and actions in accordance with the student Code of Conduct and Williamson’s core values.
Associate’s degree (Bachelor’s preferred) in landscaping, turfgrass, horticulture or related discipline with at least ten years of progressively responsible trade experience to the level of supervisor or manager level. Pennsylvania Certified Commercial Pesticide License required within one year of hire.
Depending on educational qualifications and applicable experience, the annual salary for the ten-month appointment is in the competitive range and an excellent benefits package.
July 1, 2020.
Williamson College of the Trades is an endowed, gift supported three-year, independent, post-secondary, vocational-technical institution for economically qualified young men. The College, founded over 130 years ago, is a community of 250 students and 80 instructors, administrators, and support staff operating on a beautiful 220-acre campus near Media, PA.
Williamson is dedicated to teaching trade and technical skills, related general education, and moral and ethical values from a Judeo-Christian perspective. The total educational environment is designed to foster vocational competence, self-discipline, personal integrity, exemplary conduct, and a commitment to honesty, dependability, productivity, resourcefulness, and quality workmanship.
The College has a totally residential student body and all admitted students receive full scholarships covering room, board, tuition, and textbooks. Student life is carefully structured, including a prescribed daily schedule, a dress code, required chapel, and clearly defined privileges and responsibilities. For more information: www.williamson.edu.
Cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to (email preferred):
Dr. Samuel Wrightson
Dean of Education
Williamson College of the Trades
106 South New Middletown Road
Media, PA 19063-5299
(610) 566.1776 ext. 428