The instructor is responsible for strengthening and developing a first-class program that prepares young men to enter the landscape construction and management industry. The instructor must be a self-starter with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who possesses a strong knowledge of horticultural science and landscape design and construction techniques. In addition to teaching a broad array of courses in the program (Landscape Design, Plant Materials, Natural & ICPI Hardscaping, Landscape Lighting, Irrigation, Soil Science, Turfgrass Science and Plant Health Care), the instructor shall reinforce classroom instruction using substantial, practical lab time in which students are required to complete a variety of landscape maintenance and construction projects on campus. Instructional duties encompass: creating and delivering classroom lectures; developing and updating course curriculum, schedules, outlines and syllabi; creating and conducting timely assessments of student learning; using the College’s Learning Management System (Canvas LMS); and pursuing educational and professional development opportunities. Also, the Instructor shall serve on selected committees, attend scheduled meetings, and participate in other Williamson-mandated activities. 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.
Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in landscape construction or design, horticulture, or related discipline with at least ten years of progressively responsible trade experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Dynascape (or AutoCAD) Landscape Design Software. Pennsylvania Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License (within one year of hire).
Based on educational qualifications and applicable industry and teaching experience, the annual salary for the non-tenured, ten-month appointment is in the competitive range and includes an excellent benefits package.
August 16, 2021
Williamson College of the Trades is an endowed, gift supported three-year, independent, post-secondary, vocational-technical college 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.
Email cover letter that details teaching and industry experience and interest in Williamson, resume, and contact information for three references to:
Dr. Michelle T. Williams
Vice President of Academic Affairs/CAO