University of Puerto Rico
Mayagüez Campus
Human Resources Office
Recruitment Division

Telephone: 832-4040 Ext. 3159, 3045 Fax 831-1720
Announcement Number: 20-26
Position Title: 20-26 Assistant Professor-Horticulture
Job Series: Teaching
Base Salary: $62,256.00
Opening date: December 18, 2020
Closing Date: February 18, 2021
Available to : General Public
Type of Appoiment: Teaching
Point of Contact: Sra. Madelyn Ríos Rivera, MBA
 Email: n/a
 Tel: 787-832-4040 ext. 3159 y/o 3045
Location of Position: Department of Agri-Environmental Sciences

Minimum Requirements
Ph.D. in Horticulture or related areas such as Plant Physiology. Experience in crop production, preferably farinaceous and coffee, as well as knowledge in nursery management and hydroponic systems would be beneficial, but not required. The candidates must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills in Spanish and English. Applicants must have experience in innovative research, as well as the capacity to successfully obtain competitive research funds. Candidates’ resume should indicate skills in teaching undergraduate and graduate levels. Contestants must also provide evidence of success in conducting and publishing high-quality research.

The Department of Agri-Environmental Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, is looking for candidates for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Horticulture. The appointment will be for 9 months with responsibilities that include 75% in teaching and 25% in research. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses such as: Plant Physiology, Starchy Crops, Coffee Growing, Nursery Management, and Hydroponic Systems, and fulfill all other obligations of a teaching job. Other responsibilities include: conduct research on tropical crops and publish in their areas of specialty, develop proposals, and seeking external funding. The position involves collaboration and interaction with other professors and related agencies, as well as participate actively in departmental activities and projects.


The duties of teaching staff are outlined in Articles 63, 64 and 65 of the General Regulations of the University of Puerto Rico. Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Participate in professional development activities that help improve and enhance teaching. Advise graduate students in research projects and provide academic counseling. Perform research work and attract external funding for research and laboratory improvement. Publish research work in peer-reviewed conferences and journals. Participate in faculty and departmental committees, continuous improvement and assessment activities, outreach activities, and support general service in the department.


Interested candidates must submit a letter of intent, official academic transcripts of all university degrees, curriculum vitae and three (3) letters of recommendation. Documents should be sent to:

Dr. Roberto Vargas, Director

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

Department of Agri-Environmental Sciences

Call Box 9000

Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681- 9000

Telephone: (787) 832-4040 Ext. 2313

Submitted CEE-SA-2020-3873

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