Friday, September 26, 2008

Plantman wanted

The Plantman's job opening is posted today at St. Ambrose University, and soon will be in print at widely read journals in science.

Requirements for this "full-time, tenure-track...position in Biology beginning August 2009" include "training in botany, plant taxonomy, and/or wetland field experience. Ph.D. is required."

What's missing here are the qualities that have made Plantman beloved and popular among college students for 27 years: passion for teaching, energy, humor, patience, high standards, and most importantly, telling every class on the first day that they are, each one of them, of infinite worth in God's eyes. This may or may not be an easy position to fill. It will be more difficult to find a teacher who encourages students' sense of self-worth so strongly. I surely am biased here, but then I have every reason so to be.


Blogger Rector-The-Less said...

I miss plantman! I'll still remember hearing, all through plunge, "Hey
Court, look at this! It's a rare...." and seeing him on his hands and knees in someone's front yard! Tell him I said hi!

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Context, R-the-L. Context.

4:48 PM  
Blogger Rector-The-Less said...

Rector L,
He was looking at rare and exotic plant life in excitement (as well as in a vain effort to enlighten his traveling companion!).

10:47 AM  

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